Why Aren't Flying V Style Headstocks More Popular

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  1. Pablomago

    Pablomago Member

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    They can be angled back, give straight string pull and three on a side tuners look good (Better then four/two IMHO). Why aren't they done more often on custom or even production guitars? I know Carvin offered them as an option at one point.
     
  2. stratter

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    Because other headstocks providing all those benefits look better..

    Just my .02 though.
     
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    don't really know....from experience though...i think it's just a comfortability issue with most people....i think alot of guys just go for the traditional lespaul...or strat and figure they can get a better sound out of it...without all the hassle and comfort issues(especially when sitting down with the thing).i kinda like the v design...i was almost gonna get one years back..the randy rhoades models were quite good sounding...epsecially the ones from the jackson line...really rich sounding and searing on the lead/gain channel..through a good amplifier
     
  4. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    regulation flying V headstocks put a pretty hideous angle on both E strings, way worse than a regular les paul (which is bad enough).
     
  5. Gary_

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    Practicality.

    Some places you play, if you left that on a stand between sets some guy would try and open a beer bottle on it :drink
     
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    DustyRhodesJr Supporting Member

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    Brian May used that shape.
     
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    Yup, you definitely don't want a strat trem with such an headstock.


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    jdel77 Silver Supporting Member

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    Cos that headstock on a non V guitar would look hilarious.
     
  9. Teletech

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    I have a mid-70s Gibson S-1 that has the same style headstock.
    Nice guitars produced by Gibson for a short time.
    It has 3 single-coil pickups and bolt-on neck like a Fender, and a Les Paul shaped body.
     

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