25 most iconic guitars ever
Gibson Flying V Robot (2007)
We’ll get flack for not including the original 1958 Flying V Hendrix rocked the Isle of Wight with (and also for snubbing the SG), but Gibson’s self-tuning Robot series (which also includes the SG, Les Paul and Explorer) deserves a mention. And it in no way detracts from the V’s totally impractical, space-age form.
Few players used a V as their regular guitar, but almost every guitarist with rock blood coursing through his veins had one. Marc Bolan’s sold for over £50,000.