Poll: Your opinion of Gibson Flying V is...
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They're awesome!
110 60%
They suck.
35 19%
I'm not sure.
39 21%
Voters: 184.
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#1
I personally love Gibson Flying Vs. Especially the worn cherry reissues. It's true they don't have the best clean sound but that doesn't affect my opinion much.

YouTube link A random example I picked of a Flying V. Exact model unknown.

So like or dislike? And mention why.
#2
I like the Gibson V's. Prefer them to some of the Jackson style ones.
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#3
I'm not a real fan of any flying V's.
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#6
Really can't stand any of 'V' shaped guitars. I've yet to come across a single example of one that sounded nice - let alone the fact they all look stupid (yes yes, in my opinion, etc etc).
#7
i own one. i love it. it doesn't sound as nice as my schecter, but, c'mon, it's a flying V. how metal?
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#9
that is about as crazy of a metal-esque looking guitar as i would buy
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#10
I think there way over rated... just because their looks... Well to people around here in PA, at least.

I'd rather get a Jackson Flying V shaped guitar...

I'm not saying there bad, however.
#11
I like them. The necks feel super comfortable to me. Balance is pretty good. Tonal variety is actually pretty good too for something that has very little in the way of extras (no coil taps, phase switches, etc). Hell, they're certainly not just for metal.
#12
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#14
I think they're awesome. They're more of a simple V shape and all these new ones that try so hard to be metal just look dumb.
#15
i played my friends~its pretty cool, awesome sounds and feel

wouldnt own one tho, im more of a super strat fan
#16
I think pointy guitar look goofy, mostly... But, different artists use different brushes... or something like that. I'll stick with SGs and Jags.
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#17
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Really can't stand any of 'V' shaped guitars. I've yet to come across a single example of one that sounded nice - let alone the fact they all look stupid (yes yes, in my opinion, etc etc).


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#18
I like Gibson Explorers better. They're more comfy and have fatter tone. The V's look cool though.
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#19
i like them, Wishbone ash axe man andy powell uses them...and they sound amazing with his Matamps i saw him play with when i saw them.
#20
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i like them, Wishbone ash axe man andy powell uses them...and they sound amazing with his Matamps i saw him play with when i saw them.


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#22
I prefer the traditional Gibson looking ones to the pointer jackson/ESP ones. I was going to get one but I got myself an Ibanez instead.


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#23
I love them. People complain that you can't play them while sitting down, but they're not made for that - they're made for going onstage with and rocking the f*ck out.
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#24
Well, I have said this many times I used to collect Gibsons and my favs were always Vs and Explorers over all. I never came across a bad V actually I never came across any Gibson I thought was bad.
#25
ive played the v and they sound great but for cleans not so much. but not a big deal, you just have to get pickups that sound good distorted and clean
#26
am not a fan of the looks but never played 1 so dunno what to expect
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#27
I love them, Explorers and Firebirds; I'd seriously consider buying one if it wasn't for the fact that I'd need to buy another case just for it.
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#28
I have an Epiphone V modded considerably a lot.(Air Norton Neck, XN2 bridge, locking bridge, locking tuners.) I think the guitar itself is awesome to play. It does play a lot different than Les Pauls, Strats, Explorers, etc., but I think you just have to get used to it.

But regular flying V's on the other hand kind of look blah to me. Everyone has one and they almost all look the same. You should either get a regular flying v and paint it or just make it look cool some how, or, you should get a different flying v. Older models come to mind, V2, Pro, or any other one that is not just pickguard, pickups, and neck. My flying v has a custom pickguard, custom Gibson Speed Knobs, and different things. (Pics in profile soon!)
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#30
I don't like flying v's, they are really uncomfortable, in my opinion.
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#31
Own one and love it.

The clean tone is bad? Huh?


I think it's more comfortable to play sitting down than a traditionally shaped guitar (dreadnought, LP, etc). Just stick one wing between your legs and let it lean.
#33
I would love to get a faded V, they look awesome and I love the thin finishes (much like the highway one strats).
#34
Nah, I'd rather have a reverse Firebird.
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#35
The only think I don't like is how uncomfortable they are to sit down and play.

Otherwise I love them. I actually REALLY want one.
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#36
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Dislike - id rather have the pointier jackson or ESP style

yeah man I really dislike the gibson flying V since its too expensive and hard to play sitting down and...the pickups... and u can get a randy rhoads V from jackson that has nice pickups and a whammy that is good... seriously only buy a flying v if it has a jimi hendrix paint design and is cheap. and for decoration.

but...I sorta like them but way better V's out there
#37
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Actually it's the other Axe-man from Wishbone Ash, Ted Turner that uses them. Or at least he did in the 70's...


andy powell uses them too.
wishbones new guitarist (some finnish guy) uses a strat and a les paul.
i saw them last year.
all powell used was v's.

i think gibson v's are ugly.
mustaine, king and rhoads v's are beautiful.
#38
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I would love to get a faded V, they look awesome and I love the thin finishes (much like the highway one strats).

The thin finish is great.
#40
Can anyone tell me if Flying Vs are lighter or heavier than Gibson Les Pauls? If I found a Gibson that weighed like a Strat I would be happy.
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