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Flying V

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This article is about the guitar; a Flying V can also refer to a now illegal American football maneuver similar to the Flying wedge), or to a characteristic flying formation of migratory birds.


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The Jackson Flying V Standard, the model used by Dave Mustaine.

The Flying V is an interestingly shaped, solid body electric guitar that gained popularity in the 1960s partly due to the usage of the Gibson Flying V by famous electric guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The body of the guitar is shaped like an inverted letter V.

More recent users of such shaped guitars include Noel Gallagher of Oasis, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Randy Rhoads of Blizzard of Ozz and Quiet Riot, Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Lenny Kravitz.

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