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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
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
Dave Davies discusses his 1959 Gibson Flying V in [this interview](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/The-Kinks-Dave-Davies-Talks-about-His-New-Album.aspx) for Gibson: "'You’re also famous for adopting the Flying V very early on, with The Kinks. How did you come to own your first Flying V?' '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
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!"