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A Gibson Les Paul and Flying V

The Flying V is another solid body guitar manufactured by Gibson. It's V shaped body and triangular shaped headstock are all elements of a good looking, hard rocking guitar. The sound is a bit aggressive.


  • Melody Maker Flying V
  • 7-String Flying V
  • Flying V Tremolo
  • Flying V Traditional Pro
  • Tribal Flying V
  • Robot Flying V
  • Flying V Faded


The Flying V has a similar body to the Explorer and a few other pointy-cutaway guitars. However, instead of aiming upwards, the flying V's straight cutaways point downwards in a V shape. The Flying V's frets are really easily accessible with no cutaways in your arm's way, but it may feel strange to begin using the Fying V at first. The Flying V's pickguard is large and covers up most of it's body. But its sound is as good as any Gibson Guitar, and looks cool too. 


The Flying V is used by

  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Zakk Wylde
  • Keith Richards
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Paul Stanley
  • ...