Noel Gallagher appears with a Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar in the "D'You Know What I Mean?" official music video. The Flying V he's using has a black finish and a white pickguard, and a capo on the second fret. According to [Gibson guide](http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/guitars-of-noel-gallagher-0524-2012.aspx), this guitar ended in hands of an UK Collector. > "Noel also had a black ’60s Gibson Flying V – see it on the “D’You Know What I Mean” video. It wasn’t used much for recording, and he later sold it to a U.K. collector."more
In this photo of Interpol playing a gig April 27, 2007 at Coachella, Paul Banks (on the right) can be seen playing a black Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar. In an [interview](http://www.westword.com/music/paul-banks-on-the-joys-of-getting-logic-ed-up-in-his-hotel-room-instead-of-liquored-up-on-tour-5676037), when asked why he switched over to playing a Flying V for a while, Banks replies, "The Flying V because I've always wanted to because it's the coolest looking of all guitars."more
Robbie walks in holding a Gibson Flying V… at arm’s length, with ease. ‘This one dates from 1975, and although it’s made of mahogany it’s incredibly light, as you can see,’ he points out cheerfully. ‘It’s got Lindy Fralin humbuckers. I bought it in Portland, Oregon, which was great as you don’t have to pay sales tax there. ‘I’ve always loved Flying Vs, having listened to everyone from Albert King to Michael Schenker. I used this guitar for the lead work on the title track on the new album. It sounds really bluesy through the Fender Deluxe Reverb, and equally wonderful through these Jackson Ampworks heads and cabs, which are my main stage amps. They’re built near Fort Worth in Texas. I have a pair of ported 2×12? cabs and two switchable heads, so I can select between 12, 15, 25 and 50W output.more
This is a video of HIM playing on Jyrki TV in Finland, 1997 and 1998. Linde can also be seen playing this Flying V in the music video for "Right Here In My Arms" in 2000. It's also the guitar that Ville Valo played on Top Of The Pops in 2003 when Linde had to fly to Finland for the birth of his daughter.more
James can be seen in this photo playing a Gibson Flying V. He used this guitar from at least 2003, and this is probably guitar that serves him the longest. It is used to perform songs such as ["Lowdown"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhV19PItKb8) and ["One Big Holiday"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g1QXrXSiJI). [Premier Guitar](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22604-my-morning-jacket-childlike-wonder?page=2) says that this is 1999 Gibson Flying V, which means that is a '67 reissue model. In the 2015 Premier Guitar interview, James said : "Yeah, there are certain songs where only the V will do. It’s like a sword or something—even if I haven’t played it in a while, it’s like an old friend that comes right back to me as soon as I pick it up."more
Dave Davies with his 1959 Gibson Flying V, circa 1967. According to [Dave's official site](http://www.davedavies.com/guitars/guitars2.htm), the guitar had a "slightly different shape from the Flying V because it was in fact a prototype V." Dave further discusses the guitar in [this interview](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/The-Kinks-Dave-Davies-Talks-about-His-New-Album.aspx) for Gibson: 'It was either late ’65 or early ’66. We were starting our first American tour, and we went to L.A. to do either the “Hullabaloo” TV show, or “Shindig!” In those days you just carried one suitcase and one guitar. We arrived at LAX and the luggage came, but there was no guitar. I had a Gretsch at the time and the airline had lost it. We were in a bit of a panic, so we left the airport and went to the first thrift shop we could find. I saw this funny-shaped box in the corner. The proprietor said, 'Oh, you don’t want that one. It’s an old thing.' I said, 'Let me look, let me see.' He opened it up and there was this lovely, strange, space-age looking guitar in there. I fell in love with it straightaway. He said he wanted 200 bucks for it, and I told him, 'Okay.' Later I found out it was a 1959 Flying V—the model referred to as the Futurist, I believe. While we were in the TV studio, I was looking through the monitors, watching myself with that guitar. I thought it looked really cool. I kept that guitar up until the early ‘90s, till around 1993.'"more
According to [this](http://www.guitarplayer.com/artist-lessons/1026/play-like-marc-bolan/13350) Guitar Player article, "His go-to guitars included a Gibson Les Paul Custom refinished in translucent orange, a black, tremequipped Flying V, a late-’60s Olympic White Fender Stratocaster, a Veleno aluminum ax, and a Burns Flyte."more
One of his other V used in UFO days.It's a Flying V with a modified pickup (it's unknown what kind of pickup he used here).This guitar was one of his main guitar in his UFO days,along with his red V.This guitar can be seen in "Only You Can Rock Me" music video.This guitar was mainly used in "Obsession" era. (taken from blacksonata-hihi.blogspot.it/2012/08/michael-schenkers-guitar-and-sounds.html)more
> "We did four rhythm tracks on everything. On one side we had a Les Paul gold top with P-90s that went through an Orange amp, and also a white [Gibson] Explorer from, like, ’82 or something like that—that typical James Hetfield sort of guitar—that went through an old Marshall rack amp from the early Nineties. And then on the other side it was a mid-Seventies Les Paul Black Beauty 20th Anniversary through one of those old Laneys that Tony Iommi used and an early Eighties [Gibson] Flying V that went through another Orange. Then I had a Seventies Strat for a lot of the leads, and I think I did overdubs mostly with the Explorer. So it was quite simple."more
This guitar isn't practical at all, but if you are considering buying one, practicality probably isn't the first thing on your mind to begin with. Everything about this guitar is just fun. It has a great feel to it, and the action is easily adjustable to all playing styles. The standard humbuckers that came with it are pretty decent, but I installed EMGs in it because they have a nice versatile sound to them, and can handle pretty much any style you throw at them.
"I bought the Gibson Flying V mainly because I am a big fan of Albert King. Then once I bought it, I loved the sound. It had this bite that I couldn't get out of anything else. Plus, the 'V' shape looks mega cool!"
I'm the 2nd owner of this 1998 Gibson Flying V. I bought it off an old bass player when I was playing in a pop punk band. Everything is stock, and it's a ripper! I used it with the pop punk band, my thrash metal band, as well as my indie band. Dirty tones are best, as the pups are pretty high output. The cleans are pretty unremarkable, even through something decent, like a twin. A solid rock guitar.