As a guitarist, my guitar is an extension of my persona, a statement. I honestly don’t own a flashy looking Flying V or an Explorer. Doesn’t mean I don’t want me one. I CAN afford one but I don’t think I’m ready to be all flash and speed when I pick real fast on a flashy ass guitar (I own an Epiphone Les Paul Special II, just in case you are curious or wondering.)
Some folks like it flashy, some, don’t give a hoot, while others prefer something subtle or non too flashy. Doesn’t matter what clan you represent here, you will always get the sound you want from any (almost any) electric guitar, with a little elbow grease and a bit of tweaking and research… I do all these mind you, I am pretty thorough like that. Don’t you judge me…hmph!