Is it me, or does this look dopey?

Fritz

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I want a Gibson Flying V. These are $2K. But I think that "step ladder" pickguard looks dopey. Plus, the top horizontal cut is trying to be like a '58 without the '58 neck-body join angles, the controls are trying to look like a '67 (I'd prefer an all-out '58 look for $2K, but I guess I could live with that), but that bridge notch and tailpiece shyness... I think they've had some WAY better looking Epiphones.

Is it just me, or do you think this pick guard looks dopey?

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Find an Epi Brent Hinds V. Looks awesome, sounds awesome, best control layout.
 

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The 67 large guard is my favorite style.
I prefer the overall look of the 75-82 models. Headstocks were more rounded in 75 and then became flatter at the point from 80-82.
 
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I want a Gibson Flying V. These are $2K. But I think that "step ladder" pickguard looks dopey. Plus, the top horizontal cut is trying to be like a '58 without the '58 neck-body join angles, the controls are trying to look like a '67 (I'd prefer an all-out '58 look for $2K, but I guess I could live with that), but that bridge notch and tailpiece shyness... I think they've had some WAY better looking Epiphones.

Is it just me, or do you think this pick guard looks dopey?

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I also have the itch for a Flying V but I agree with you. Not this version.
 

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Borrowing a friends 2021 V currently, as a guitar its pretty awesome, but I agree, the look is ehhhhh
 

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Either the original 58 look, or the 67 full pickguard look. That current half ass thing is fugly. IDK whose bright idea that was, but I hope they took a demotion and paycut.
 

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Wow, you guys are brutal.

I have an old (late '70s) Moonstone, but I don't want to submit it to the Gibson Inquisition (yeeesh!).

Mine's neck-through (multi-piece figured maple), 24 fret, with body sides of mahogany faced, top and bottom, with burled maple. Fretboard is Bazillion rosewood. Trem is a Wilkinson-ish type made of brass, pickups are Tom Anderson (replacing the Invaders that were in it when I bought it at Valley Arts).
 

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