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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As some of you may know, I got the Jackson Rhoads made in India. Extremely light, but very well balanced, a lot more comfortable to play than Mustangs which are bit heavier even. Fun guitar.

I'm interested in a '67 now.

Anybody know about the Cougar Guitar Co flying V's? It seems to be a UK importer's brand. I haven't found one for sale, but they fascinate me.

I'll probably get a Dimavery or an older Harley Benton with the bolt-on neck. I've seen the Dimavery new in shops locally a few years ago, although I think they sold out.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Flying V was invented by Elvis Costello in 1929 upon a visit to the building site of Prince's house. Costello had a gig that night for which he needed a guitar, but he'd left his in Swindon. With the beams exposed he plucked one set away and attached his cricket bat, and took off to play the Hollywood Bowl as planned. Prince sued Costello and was awarded the costs for the beams, but Elvis has yet to pay up, and to this day there is a sag in the roof of Prince's house because he's too tight to pay for the extra infrastructure.

You have been taught about Flying Vs.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BobArsecake wrote:
The Flying V was invented by Elvis Costello in 1929 upon a visit to the building site of Prince's house. Costello had a gig that night for which he needed a guitar, but he'd left his in Swindon. With the beams exposed he plucked one set away and attached his cricket bat, and took off to play the Hollywood Bowl as planned. Prince sued Costello and was awarded the costs for the beams, but Elvis has yet to pay up, and to this day there is a sag in the roof of Prince's house because he's too tight to pay for the extra infrastructure.

You have been taught about Flying Vs.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
I like the way they look, but I just can't play the things. Their bodies always want to slide off my lap or poke out where it isn't comfortable to me. I know you can put the V part on your leg and such, but it puts it at a odd angle for me on the ones I have played. I love the headstock on them though.


why are u sitting down to play guitar?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Epiphone is prolly the cheapest .
I think Schecter also made a bolt on V in the mid to late 2000s .. They did both a V and a Casket like that. You can normally find them about the same price as an Epi.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the schecter v sounded really good but they mainly got beat to shit by kids at guitar center
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