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The making of V2

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

It seems my 'double neck flying V' guitar attracts some attention and I thought I would shed some light on how the 'V2' came to be!

It certainly is a mean looking guitar but the reality is, inferior to most other guitars I own.

Having said that, it has a very special place in my heart.

It is the only Guitar I build myself!

Most people find this intriguing and again, it sounds more complicated than it really is.

The Idea of building my own double neck came out of financial reasons. There was no way I could afford to buy the one I wanted!

Dave Mustaine's 'Dean VMNT double neck'!

And just as I gave up on my 'double neck' dream, I stumbled across a

'build your own Guitar' website. All shapes and models to assemble yourself!

After browsing through various Websites I found what I had been looking for.

A flying V double neck DIY kit.

I ordered the Kit and once I got it, the work began!

Painting was sort of the first and also the most time consuming part. I sanded, primed and painted the body and the back of the necks.

I read somewhere that guitars should be lacquer painted.

Something to do with the sound!?!

I used 4 coats of paint and 2 clear coats for the finish.

After painting it was time to assemble. I did the electrics first and bolted on the necks after.

The necks are a bit tricky to adjust. The easiest way is to string up loosely and see how straight the neck is. I had to use a bit of cardboard between the neck and the body to get the angle right!

Once the necks where all straight enough I tuned it and tested it all out.

I wasn't happy with the sound the pick ups produced so I replaced them with 'DiMarzio' quality pick ups. I also replaced the strings with 'ernie ball strings'.

That made a huge difference and made it a good sounding guitar.

However I have never recorded anything with my 'V2' as it is no match to my ESP or my Ibanez.

Hail to Rock'N'Roll

Timo Wimmer

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