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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by loudnlousy, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    You should really do it unless you feel uncomfortable with the look of the shape. Soundwise they are a cross between an SG and a Les Paul. And they are a real statement when entering any stage with them. "It is going to be loud tonight!!"
    Since I am very accustomed to this shape I feel that ist is ergonomically perfect no matter whether standing up or sitting down. But that may be an aquainted taste.
     
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  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Thanks, Radd. This one is a classic. You could even do some church music with it without looking too gaudi.
     
  3. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Yeah, some day I hope. No problem with the looks at all. They are a "statement" guitar.

    I'll always remember a CSN concert when Stills grabbed a V several times during the show.

    After his first song with it, the crowd got going every time he grabbed it again.

    They knew Stills was going to do a "rip it up" lead one more time.

    Dang V's stuck in my mind since that night! Lol
     
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  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Same thing with my 6119 1959 RI. The audience loves iconic guitars like that. They really appreciate something that is off the normal path.
     
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats Frank, about time my friend.
    I love Vs and Michael Schenker.

    I couldn’t help but notice something... the “A” tuner post seems closer to the E than the D. Is this an optical illusion?
     
  6. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    In fact you are right , Rich. But the b- post is as close to the high e-post as well. Obviously it is by design.
     
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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    The smaller headstock gives a more straight string gradient than the bigger headstock. This contibutes to a far better tuning stability.
     
  8. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    That looks like the real real deal. Congrats.
     
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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    That`s what I think.
    I will check everything out tomorrow and I really hope that I will not be disappoited.
     
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  10. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    V-tacular! Congrats!
     
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I’ve never seen or heard of unevenly spaced tuners on a Gibson, certainly not by design(and you know we’d love to dump on Gibson and particularly the Norlin era).

    Looking closer at the pic, the tuners are having a real problem with even spacing... look at the distance from the edges.
    Did they fabricate a new headstock?
     
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  12. Gewdkharma

    Gewdkharma Gretschie

    105
    Jan 14, 2018
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Congrats! Looks absolutely fantastic in silver.
     
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  13. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I love it too!!!
    Big congrats LnL!
     
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  14. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
    54
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Beautiful guitar and congratulations!!! I have to admit that even though I’m a blues player I’ve always had a love for the Flying V. Maybe Albert King or Lonnie Mack inspired but I still would love to own one
     
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  15. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Congrats on a damn fine dream guitar!
     
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  16. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Just looking at this guitar and reading your story again.
    Sounds like you really deserve the blessing after a hard season...that guitar has character it’s a survivor!
    Congratulations!
     
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  17. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    55
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Congrats, Frankie :)
     
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  18. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    A beauty - good for you!
     
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  19. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Couldn’t agree more.
    And they look absolutely fabulous on stage.
    The last time I used my V live has been several month ago. I grabbed it as a replacement in case of broken string for my Synchromatic Jet. Of course a string broke and I have to play most of the gig with the V.
    Well, it ended up with having by the best band pictures by far that we regularly use to promote our gigs. :)
     
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  20. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    As far as I know the headstock had a crack at the volute. It was not fabricated new only glued on and then painted over. That`s why the serial no. is nearly not visible. Take a look at the back:

    IMG_2868.JPG
    Yes, i consider it to be absolutely posssible that the tuners weren´t placed there by design but by Norlin-era sloppyness. I used to own a modern-era Les Paul with completely crooked tuner-holes.
    After googleing this I found out that this is obviously an issue on many Gibsons during the decades. Maybe primarly on guitars made on mondays...
     
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