While dropping by the Sunset Room at South By Southwest in Austin with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, the “Red Rocker” was presented with his very first Flying V.
Hagar was gifted the instrument by Gibson and was asked for his favorite Gibson Moment of all-time. The clearly excited Hagar responded, “To be honest with you, [my favorite moment is] right now. I don’t have a Flying V … I am a Gibson guy to the bone. I play explorers and Les Pauls.”
During the brief discussion, Hagar also delved into his past with Gibson guitars, revealing that it was Eric Clapton who first turned him onto the instrument. He also shared a story about his rather less than squeaky clean experience acquiring his first Gibson guitar.