FROM V TO SHINING V
Nothing fires an Accept fan up more than the flash of Wolf Hoffman’s iconic white Flying V. The first one didn’t quite match his dream colour, but Wolf found a way to make it work.
“In the studio, when nobody was looking, all the recordings were done on the Strat,” he says. “But the Flying V was great for performing live, and I thought it was cool as hell! It made people look, and certainly in our hometown, seeing two of them together was unusual. But I wanted mine to be white, and my first V was actually like a brown sunburst – some boring colour. So, I took it to a car spray paint booth. I had it sprayed with real cheap finish because I didn’t want to pay the price to have it done properly by a guitar store.”