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Busting out the V this week.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Jakedog, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    I love your guitar stand, very much something I would do.
     
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  2. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Cool axe...I'm curious about the spruce top choice, usually you see them on semi's or hollowbodies? My late best friend had 2 V's that he just loved, I've never tried one.
     
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  3. Southpole

    Southpole Tele-Meister

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    Apr 10, 2014
    WellingtonNZ
    It's way out there with Strat style headstock but I'd be seriously tempted to reshape the headstock into an arrow shape!
     
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  4. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I never had a V, but I love Andy Powell and Albert King.
    I know less about Lonnie Mack, but I thought his Bigsby mount was brilliant.
    Your guitar looks business-like.
    Bet it sounds great!
     
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  5. Southpole

    Southpole Tele-Meister

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    Apr 10, 2014
    WellingtonNZ
    I'd always been a bit wary of angular guitars but also secretly loved my friends Explorer copy. In one of those middle of the night, after a beer or so, wondering around local auction site situations last year I found I had purchased this 81 Gibson. It is much more comfortable to play than I expected. Now I've got a taste I've been seriously thinking about a V. Not sure which model. Next year will be 60th anniversary of the V and doubtless Gibson will be coming up with a bunch of anniversary models. Let's get saving and hope some will be affordable!

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  6. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    Darnit @Jakedog. I thought I was completely "done" with guitars. Now I've noticed a couple retailers blowing out 2016 Traditional V's for $999.
     
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  7. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    Thank you
    I put active circuitry in this puppy and the onboard preamp (not the 12/6/0 pre that is on the first single coil neck pick up) acts like a dial in distortion pedal right on the guitar. It has a totally unique sound and TONS of drive. plus I put a crap load of other stuff in there filters , phasing etc. this was an experiment.
     
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  8. ReaL Madras

    ReaL Madras Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 8, 2012

  9. ReaL Madras

    ReaL Madras Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 8, 2012
    I want this .......oh and the Flying V IMG_1485.JPG
     
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  10. chris m.

    chris m. Friend of Leo's

    Grace Potter: yes oh yes oh yes. Fantastic musician/singer, and a beautiful sight.
     
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  11. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
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    Lonnies Bigs-V & guitar strap are one of the most bad*ss combos, ever!!
     
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  12. johnny k

    johnny k Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 15, 2011
    France
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    now that s good taste ! get the spandex pants out !
     
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  13. CK Dexter Haven

    CK Dexter Haven Tele-Holic

    Age:
    55
    706
    Jun 7, 2017
    GCDB
    Don't try this at home.. images-1.jpeg
    Seriously it's very limiting, Ray later switched to a traditional playing position..
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  14. ReaL Madras

    ReaL Madras Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 8, 2012

    I went to see her about 5 years ago in Houston, she was bloody fantastic.
     

  15. chris m.

    chris m. Friend of Leo's

    I saw her warm up for Robert Plant and she was just killer.
     

  16. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Grace is a massive singer, plays a B3 and a Flying V both quite decently and is pretty handy in the eye candy department. I met her years ago and she was as down to earth as they come. I put her up there in the Sheryl Crow department and would kill to own one of her Signature Vs.. they should be called the Flying Grace
     
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  17. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    It just kinda happened. I was at the luthier's house looking at wood for it. He pulled out all kinds of top choices. Flamed maple, burled this and that, quilted this and that, and none of it really struck me. I don't like fancy flamed or quilted wood 99% of the time. I just think plain looks cooler.

    I asked him if he had any super plain maple. He said no, but if I wanted light color without a lot of figuring he had some spruce. I said I'd think about it. The more I thought about it, the more I liked it. So I called him later that night and told him to use the spruce. It came out awesome.

    I'm pretty comfortable saying there's a real good chance it's the only spruce topped V in the world.
     
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  18. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    Darn you @Jakedog. You partially reignited my fascination with Vs.

    Just got back from rehearsal. Amazing. Surprised how easy they are to play and how ergonomic they are. Very pleased. Here's a pic.

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  19. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    Actually I feel Vs are among the guitar breeds that need a guard and a fair amount of raw meat.
     

  20. Southpole

    Southpole Tele-Meister

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    Apr 10, 2014
    WellingtonNZ

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