#1
Would you recommend a copy version of a gibson flying v? What's the difference between an original and a copy. I mean, I've heard that copies can sometimes sound as good as originals, but a second opinion would be cool.

Another thing, look at this pic of a gibson flying v copy:



And compare it with this one (original):



Look at the neck right down by the very high notes (near the body, away from the headstock). Why does the copy look sharper and more triangle shaped compared to the original?
#2
Hmm... interesting pickguard on the original.
But as for your question, the Gibson has a sort of a cutaway there near the neck so the upper frets are better accessable, better than the copy anyway.
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The difference is that the original is a gibson and the copy not...


Go home.

TS, it's mostly the psychological effect of a different pickguard, and the bottom of the body is wider on the Gibson.

If you're looking for a Flying V, look at the Epiphone Flying V, which no doubt Gibson lovers will flame me for, but Epi quality is far more consistant and it's not 'technically' a copy.
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If you're looking for a Flying V, look at the Epiphone Flying V, which no doubt Gibson lovers will flame me for, but Epi quality is far more consistant and it's not 'technically' a copy.

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#7
Not sure if your looking for a Flying V however if you google "Gibson Flying V Faded 3 Pickup" you find them being sold for around $750...obviously its a bit different than the V's you posted however it still looks pretty cool .

If your from Canada or the U.S you can try this site.

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#8
I'm broke as **** I can't afford 750 dollars. In fact, I've never spent anywhere near that much on something...

#9
original = GIBSON (maybe epiphone as they are sister compnay with gibson_
copy = everything else which usually sucks,

you wont beat the true gibson flying v if ur not willing to pay atleast $750
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original = GIBSON (maybe epiphone as they are sister compnay with gibson_
copy = everything else which usually sucks,

you wont beat the true gibson flying v if ur not willing to pay atleast $750


#12
It could be copyright issues for the company that makes the copy. The Gibson in the first one, is it left handed? The controls are on the left side.

http://www.gibson.com/en%2Dus/Divisions/Gibson%20USA/Guitars/Flying%20V/V%2DFactor%20New%20Century/

That one kind of looks like the one on the first post.

And "Copy" guitars can be good too. Look at Agiles and Jay Turser, great for the $.
#13
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If you're looking for a Flying V, look at the Epiphone Flying V, which no doubt Gibson lovers will flame me for, but Epi quality is far more consistant and it's not 'technically' a copy.


I played a gibson and epi explorers and flying vs back to back, and i was very suprised by the sound and feel of the epis. They werent quite as good as the gibsons, but they were very close. The flying v had a weird rubber leg thing on the bottom of the v, but otehr than that it had a good, full bodied and slightly brighter tone than the gibson. I liked it alot and would have bought it over the gibson v, especially on a budget. It did have a slightly higher action and hte feel wasnt quite gibson, but it was still very good and the neck was just the right thickness for that model, not too thick and not too thin. Id reccomend trying the epi. Compare it to the gibson too, if you can, it will make you feel pretty good abut trying the epi.

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look into faded gibson vs, you can pick them up cheap used and theyre made to the same specs as the 67. epi vs are alright but they need better pickups
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original = GIBSON (maybe epiphone as they are sister compnay with gibson_
copy = everything else which usually sucks,


Says the guy with a strat copy and a modelling amp
#17
depends on the brand of the copy. If it's one of those cheap no-name brands, or it's described as being "eximious and happy-making good lucky!" on ebay, stay well clear.

if it's an edwards, tokai, or other similar japanese copy, then go for it. EDIT: punk ninja beat me to it.
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#18
The main difference is the Gibson you have pictured is a lefty and the copy is a righty

The other differences can be the brand/type of pickups, materials used, and quality of assembly. Gibsons are more expensive mostly on reputation (and I love my Gibson) but even a cheap $200 has the "potential" to sound or play as well. That is why you should play them back to back, ON THE SAME AMP, and make up you own mind.

BTW, I totally agree with these guys on Japanese guitars. They are absolutely kick ass in quality. I'm going to Japan next January and plan to pickup as many as three new guitars...
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depends on the brand of the copy. If it's one of those cheap no-name brands, or it's described as being "eximious and happy-making good lucky!" on ebay, stay well clear.

if it's an edwards, tokai, or other similar japanese copy, then go for it. EDIT: punk ninja beat me to it.

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The main difference is the Gibson you have pictured is a lefty and the copy is a righty

The other differences can be the brand/type of pickups, materials used, and quality of assembly. Gibsons are more expensive mostly on reputation (and I love my Gibson) but even a cheap $200 has the "potential" to sound or play as well. That is why you should play them back to back, ON THE SAME AMP, and make up you own mind.

BTW, I totally agree with these guys on Japanese guitars. They are absolutely kick ass in quality. I'm going to Japan next January and plan to pickup as many as three new guitars...




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#21
I'd go for the Epi
aren't Gibson faded series, just Gibsons that didn't pass some test, then had their paintjob mucked up a little? I read it on here
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