How in the world does one play this guitar?

Fenderdad1950

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It would seem the top horn would get on the way
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It would seem the top horn would get on the way View attachment 937797
I don't get what you're saying, 'cause there's plenty of room for your hand to fit in there. But, I only play at home sitting, so even a standard V is no good. I don't think it was really intended to be played, but as a novelty item. At the Gibson dealer where I worked the manager bought three of them hoping they'd go up in value, since it was a limited run. It's still more palatable than the disgusting upside down Strats someone made a few years back
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ALL those Gibson Flying V's and Firebirds and Explorer's etc... are just stupid lookin'... Designed by a 12 year old.. Sorry Mr McCarty.

Forced modernism.... Like H.R. Haldeman getting a perm..... (If that don't date me nothing will! :D)
 
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You set it on your left thigh and jam the pointy end into your right thigh...but the point needs to be a good bit sharper to get a really good grip.

To borrow another thread's title - just because you can doesn't mean you should...
 

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I’d love to try it side by side with a normal v- just to see if there’s any sonic differences . It’s probably a monster cranked up. But the design is sort of- why?
 

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I build guitars for friends and customers BUT I will not build whacky shapes. You can get me to build a Tele, Strat, LP, LP Jr. , SG not even a flying V. The wiring's not the problem I'm just ultra conservative and don't want my guitars to look like somebody's joke. I love the Instrument too much to disrespect it. I also love building acoustics and all the new-borns get a ukulele.
 

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I don't get what you're saying, 'cause there's plenty of room for your hand to fit in there. But, I only play at home sitting, so even a standard V is no good. I don't think it was really intended to be played, but as a novelty item. At the Gibson dealer where I worked the manager bought three of them hoping they'd go up in value, since it was a limited run. It's still more palatable than the disgusting upside down Strats someone made a few years back View attachment 937805
That one might work for a lefty. Just needs to be restrung and the net reversed.

I am of the opinion that guitar bodies should be designed using a compass (the arc-drawing tool) and not a straightedge. Works for Teles, ES-335s, and even Strats and SGs.
 

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My first thought was “how weird”. I went back and gave it a real look. More and more I began to like the concept and design.
The angular and arrow/dark like shape I find appealing.

I don’t get the “disrespecting the instrument“ sentiment but that’s just me.

Now the Parker Fly to me is horrendously ugly. It reminds me of The Lockhorns cartoon strip
 




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