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Dave Davies with his 1959 Gibson Flying V, circa 1967. According to Dave's official site, 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 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.'"
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