Originally Posted by germX
i've seen vinnie moore holding a flying v but dunno exactly what model it was. it'd be good for ibanez to break away from the super-strat shape, they did it with the destroyer & iceman. this particular V has a very player friendly upper fret access due to a treble side cutaway (at the body-neck joint area). i don't think this is offered by any other Vs. IMO it's ok if it's featured as an X series even...
YES, there is a ****load of many Euro Heavy Metal players (Power Metal) that would love to get hold of an Ibanez flying V guitar.
How I know that?
Check out how many of these guys plays ESP and Jackson and you see how many of them plays the V2 (Jackson/Warmoth name of the body) type of guitars with that bodystyle.
Musicians that I met when I performed (or worked with/for at some Swedish festivals) that I have spoken with would in almost every case prefer Ibanez over other brands. Not just for the advertisingmoney
, these guys would choose Ibanez because of the Ibaneztrems, necks, feel and tone.
However the only models that Ibanez offers has bodyshapes of superstrat (and similar). These musicians consider that a superstrat looks plain stupid and doesn't look cool on stage especially when wearing "metal-attributes", dressed in leather, stagetheatrics (this is what a VERY famous guitarist in a worldfamous Swedish Metalband told me on why he used Ibanez only in studio and NOT live).
Besides tone and feel the looks of an guitar is important!!!! Ibanez get the V-body models back. AND remember to make some Vbody lefties as well with Wizard I necks, ok?