Poll: What is a better shape?
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V
14 23%
Normal
46 77%
Voters: 60.
#1
I am about to buy a gibson flying v but is it really good? What is your favourite or your view on the best type of guitar?
#2
there are more than two shapes?

you really ought to go play it and decide for yourself if it is good.
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#3
Stratocaster.
definitely in my opinion.
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#6
the normal, v shape is just too exaggerated, and its not comfortable when sitting
#7
It depends what you consider normal. I consider Ibanez RG and Fender Stratocaster as "normal". Personally, I would go for a Gibson Explorer over a V. If it's something like, say, a Caparison Orbit, I would pick that, simply because of the easy access to all 27 frets, something that most V's seem to lack.
#8
There is nothing more metal than a V. I love them. At first, when I bought my current V, I didn't like that I had to stand up to play it. But now I'm used to standing, and I don't even want to sit down. I think that once you get a V, there is no going back.
#9
superstrats are my personal favourite, there also is no normal. if your going mainstream either go strat or lespaul they're 2 completely different things.
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#11
Tele, I find most comftable when playing sitting down
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#12
in my opion i wouldnt get the v its 2 badd 2 play sittin down if u got that money go 4 a les paul or a fat strat with humbucker pick up at the bridge. u can get a loads nicer guitar than that g dluck m8 i knwo u will make the rite choice
oh play all teh guitars 1st cos u dnt want a reli shitty 1
#13
V is one of the worst shapes in terms of ergonomics and playability, it's just got an appeal to it that people like, a stage presence.

I like too many different types of guitar to say one is the best.
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#14
Les Pauls and ES-335s have the best shapes.

Vs are cool, but I prefer something more conventional.
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#17
Get a Faded V.

Or a 60's remake.

Which is the same thing as a Faded V.


Some say it's impossible to play sitting, but I can with a neck strap, and it's an AWESOME axe. You might want to get an Explorer if you're into conventional guitars/modern blending.

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#19
Normal? I voted normal, just because I can't stand V's.
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#20
Okay,well i havent played a v before but if anyone knows what the most comfortable type is then that wuld be great just in case some of you ar wondering wat normal for me is, probably a les paul's shape...just on the topic of a V a red and white 1 would look sooo kool. I play mostly sitting down, but if i get this v then i can practise and peform standing. thanks for all your replys guys!
#21
Definately a normal. I've owned an Acme Normal for about a year now, and it's been great, so much better than that flying V which was the only alternative.
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#22
The V shape is one of the coolest shapes IMO, but it's a pain in the ear to sit down with. All though standing up it's really good because of the nice fret access.
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#23
sitting down is no problem with a V !! i have one and have no problems with it, sitting down or standing