Quite possibly the most distinctive electric guitar ever produced. Made by Gibson
in the late 50's, the Flying V's model name perfectly describes its shape. The V is almost impossible to play sitting down, has poor balance when played standing, and weighs, as all true Gibsons do, a ton, but damn it looks good
The guitars dual humbucking pickups and distintive shape made it a favorite of early metal guitarists such as Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and AC/DC's Malcom Young (who later joined his brother Angus on the Gibson SG bandwagon).
Later Randy Rhodes set the tone for 80's metal guitar with a polka dotted V, though he too moved onto other models.