"**Interviewer: A debate has raged for many years on what electric guitars were used on the first [Led Zeppelin] album.** Page: It’s hard for people to believe, but I just used my Fender Telecaster for the entire album, except for one track. Somebody was trying to sell me a Gibson Flying V at the time. I don’t what made them think I could afford it, because I clearly couldn’t, but I asked them if I could just try it out. I brought it into Olympic and used it on 'You Shook Me.' With those big humbuckers, it was so powerful you can hear it breaking up the amp in the middle of the song. I could’ve tidied it up, but I really liked hearing the amp really struggle to get the sound out. It’s really fighting through the electronics to get out of that speaker. I’m not sure what happened to the guitar. It might’ve found its way to Keith Richards or something, but I really don’t know."more
James bought this guitar in 1980 for $200, and it was his second electric guitar. He played it on Metallica’s first album “Kill ’em All”, and kept playing it up until 1984 when the neck snapped after an accident on stage. At that point the guitar had two Seymour Duncan Invader humbuckers, a Tune-o-Matic Bridge. Just prior to recording “Death Magnetic” in 2008 James decided to restore this guitar. He changed a couple of things, including the pickups which he replaced with the EMG 81/60 set, and reparation of the headstock which was broken more than one time in the past.more
Noel Gallagher used two different Gibson Flying V guitars while in Oasis. The first was a 1989 Gibson Flying V, loaned to Noel by Johnny Marr. Noel used Marr's Flying V to specifically record Cigerattes and Alcohol and also used it throughout the recording of Definitly Maybe. Photographer Michael Spencer Jones took pictures of Noel using this guitar in the studio in Jan 1994 while recording Definitely Maybe. Noel Gallagher acquired his own 1997 Gibson Flying V and used it 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.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
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
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
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
> "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 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
Rucker uses a Gibson Flying V on a few songs during this concert, including "Time" (3:25). Don't know the year of the guitar. Even in the second link (listed below), he was asked about owning the guitar, to which he responded with "Everyone needs a Flying V. Don't they?" http://www.antimusic.com/news/18/February/09Darius_Rucker_Talks_Guitars_Including_His_Rockin_Flying_V.shtmlmore
This Gibson Flying V guitar from 1999, exhibited at Rockheim, belonges to Roger Tiegs (b. 1972), aka “Infernus”, guitarist in the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. Gibson launched their first Flying V model in 1958, the same year as their Gibson Explorer appeared. These were part of Gibson’s new venture: a series of guitars in futuristic design to rival the Fender Stratocaster. The Flying V did not sell well and production was halted in 1959. Only after its relaunch in 1965 did the guitar become popular. The Flying V’s characteristic shape was inspired by contemporary space travel mania and comic book characters. All the redundant wood was cut away to make a light guitar suited to stage shows, with easy access to the entire fretboard, also for left-handed guitarists.more
Miriam has been using different Flying V since she started playing live "Hay Algo en Mí". She first used one when she, along with Luis Cepeda and Roi Méndez, was the opening act for Queen in Barcelona (10/06/2018). As seen in the picture submitted, she used one when recording the videoclip for the song "Mejor sin Miedo". She has been using that model for playing "Hay Algo en Mí", "Aquí estás", "¿Qué hacemos?" and "Mejor sin Miedo" live, both in concerts and in TV performances.more
"When Metallica needed a lead Guitarist and electrifying solo for their single "Hit The Lights" on the very first Legendary Metal Massacre I on Metal Blade Records, Lars called his good friend Lloyd who was was the man for the job. Played on vintage 62 8 inch Jensen Speaker GVC-9031 Montgomery Ward amp and Gibson Flying V Guitar he rode the lightning to a Metal Legacy. "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.
my main got it used my red v with the big guard old gibbo pickups covered burstbucker 3 (bridge) and 2 (neck) i added a short lyre vibrato tailpiece and a cable tie behind the nut to pull the strings it to the nut and tape on the neck pickup for no string catch ehich has never happened becasue its a covered pickup but im fearfull because i'm gigging with this