The Gibson Flying V. Ahh... In my opinion one of the finest pieces of wood that there is. OK back to reality. If you sit down to play a guitar and you do not want to sit like a castrated Spaniard then don't buy a Flying V. If you cannot take that Spinal Tap jokes and references then don't buy a Flying V. If you want a gorgeous guitar that will serve you well and will also grow with you the please buy a Flying V. The sound is sweet, especially through a rather large Marshall stack. The geometry of the guitar for playing stood up is fantastic and really well balanced. If you can handle the ego boost get a V.