I've always wanted a Flying V, but it seems that Gibson has limited the options these days to models costing $1,999 or more. I found this Edwards (ESP) Flying V on eBay and with shipping, it was less than half the price of the Gibson. It's well-made: Gotoh tuners, bone nut, bound fretboard, great fretwork, Seymour Duncan pickups (SH-1N, SH-4) and 50's style wiring (without independent volume controls - pots appear to be linear taper). It came with an ESP gig bad, but I probably buy a hard shell case. The transaction through eBay was very smooth. I paid through PayPal in U.S. dollars. It was ordered at noon on Sunday and on my porch in Ohio by noon on Thursday.