The Flying V guitar dates back to 1958. It was extremely unpopular when it first came out and was considered an utter failure. It wasn't until the start of the 1970s that guitarists really took notice of it. Today, it is the most popular "extreme" shape guitar of all time.
Nearly every guitar manufacturer in the world makes a Flying V. Original Flying Vs have at different times been made left handed but variations and choices were always limited.
The Gaskell V6, introduced 2008, is my version of the Flying V. It is not the same. The most obvious change is the headstock. I really disliked the original headstock. It was too long and pointy. It ruined the proportions of the guitar. I redesigned the headstock to be shorter and more stylish. I didn't like the original "busy-looking" pick guard either so I went for a very different pick guard: a Randy Rhoads V pick guard. As a custom guitar this is all a matter of preference. Pick guard, or not? Everything is up to you.
Flying Vs are "slab body" guitars. It's a simple design. Where it is highly customizable is with options, such as tonewoods, bridges, hardware, inlays, neck construction, and pickup choices.
For more information CLICK HERE (Legacy Gaskell FAQ)
Update 2021 THIS MODEL IS DISCONTINUED and is now a Legacy product.