Epiphone 1958 Korina Flying V Electric Guitar

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    The Epiphone Korina Flying V was ahead of its time when it was introduced and it's as relevant today as ever! Epiphone proudly presents the historic Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying-V in a solid Korina body with Alnico Classic Humbuckers, and gold hardware.

    The Legend of the Flying-V:
    The Flying-V electric guitar was first released in a very limited run in the late 50s and was one of the most radical designs of its time. Somehow, many of those rare originals wound up in the hands of rock’s greatest guitarists including Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack along with Keith Richards and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. Today original Flying-Vs are some of the most expensive instruments on the vintage market. Embraced by classic rock and metal fans, the Flying-V is one of the most recognized electric guitars in the world (coming in second only to the Les Paul) and is one of the most popular designs in Gibson and Epiphone’s long history. Now, Epiphone introduces the legendary Flying-V to a new generation with an all Korina (also known as African Limba) body with modern hardware and superb vintage voiced Alnico Classic Humbuckers.

    Solid Korina Body:
    The Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying-V is made from solid Korina, one of the great tone woods for electric instruments. Korina was first used by Gibson in the late 50s for the first limited run of both the Flying V and the Explorer. Korina quickly drew the admiration of luthiers and guitarists for their warm tone and strong resonant properties. The new Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying-V is finished in Antique Natural to show off the guitar’s fine and delicate grain. Korina wood is also lightweight, easy to hold, and comfortable to play.

    The neck has a classic "1960's" SlimTaper D-Profile and a 24.75” scale, perfect for any style. The Rosewood fingerboard has a 12” radius, traditional pearloid "Dot" inlays, a 1-11/16” nut, and 22 medium jumbo frets. The Flying’s V’s trademark “V” headstock has a classic 60s era "Epiphone" script logo in pearloid along with Epiphone solid nickel premium die-cast "Deluxe" Tuners with Tulip buttons with a 18:1 tuning ratio for fast and reliable tuning.

    Alnico Classic Humbuckers:
    The Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying-V is powered by an Alnico Classic humbucker in the neck position and an overwound, slightly hotter Alnico Classic Plus humbucker in the bridge position. Similar in tone to the original “PAF-style” humbuckers of the original Flying-V’s, Alnico Classics use Alnico-V magnets for a higher output with enhanced mids and highs. Alnico Classic humbuckers are carefully wound to reveal the full tonal range of the Korina body for exceptional power and detail. Controls include individual volume controls for each pickup and a master tone, all with vintage-style Black “Top Hat” knobs.

    Solid Epiphone Hardware:
    Epiphone hardware is guaranteed for the life and the Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying-V features a LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and traditional Flying-V style String-Thru Body "V" metal plate along with an Epiphone all-metal non-rotating ¼” jack. All hardware, including the “Deluxe" machine heads, is gold (solid nickel), a perfect compliment to the Antique Natural finish.

    Lifetime Warranty:
    The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying V comes with Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Guarantee and Gibson’s world famous 24/7/365 expert Customer Service.

    Available Exclusively in the U.S. at www.AmericanMusical.com

    Product Specifications
    Epiphone 1958 Korina Flying V Specifications
    • Body Material: Korina (African Limba)
    • Neck Material: Korina (African Limba)
    • Neck Profile:"1960's" SlimTaper; D-Profile
    • Nut: Synthetic Bone
    • Neck Joint: Glued In
    • Truss Rod: Adjustable
    • Scale Length: 24.75"
    • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid "Dot" inlays
    • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
    • Headstock: Traditional Flying-V with "Epiphone" logo in Pearloid
    • Neck Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic Humbucker
    • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic PlusHumbucker
    • Controls: Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector
      • Bridge Volume
      • Neck Volume
      • Master Tone
    • Binding: None
    • Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
    • Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
    • Tailpiece: String-Thru Body; Classic "V" metal plate
    • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
    • Hardware: Gold
    • Pickguard: 3-layer; (B/W/B)
    • Output Jack: Epiphone All-metal 1/4"
    • Output Jack Plate: 3-layer; (B/W/B)
    • Machine Heads: Epiphone "Deluxe" Tuners with Tulip buttons
    • Knobs: Black "Top Hat" knobs
    • Optional: Hard Case (940-EVCS) 
    • Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  615-871-4500 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty
    SC
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    Not as great as I hoped
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    1st off horrible packing job by American Musical. 1st one came with a broken neck. 1 piece of packing paper inside the box so it bounced around and poked through the inner box. Returned got a replacement same packing job same result but this time only one small little crack at the nut. Amazingly not more damage because the inner box was not taped shut and the guitar was lose on arrival. I should have returned but did not. Fretting out on the g string 12th fret after lowering the action to Gibson specs. Explains high action. Lucky for me I have some skills and leveled/recrowned the frets in a few areas. Now its great. Pickups not real hot but still sound good. I replaced bridge pickup so now its better for me. Nut might need replacing as well. Maybe bad luck on the ones I received. I did get the explorer version too and its night and day from the V. 3 stars because its a V but you also get what you pay for and the price did match the product quality.
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    Greg
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    Will be 5 stars after some help
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    I like the finish, playability and sound of this guitar but... The first day I had it, the high E string popped out of the nut a couple times. I think the design of the headstock has a more severe outside string angle than most guitars, and I will get a proper nut cut for it at a local luthier. I thought that the action was ok out of the box, but I changed strings and changed the action a bit. As I adjusted the intonation, one of the adjustment screws broke where there is a ring around it to keep the screw from moving inside the bridge. Obviously made of cheap metal. I turned the screw maybe 2 turns! I went to a local store and got a new gold bridge for 15 bucks. Now it works great. Then I started noticing other problems. They didn't clean out the metal debris on the backside of the fancy V tailpiece after they drilled holes for the strings. The hole drilled into the pick guard where the bridge post goes was off a little bit, but not really noticeable unless staring right at it.
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    ROBERT HALL
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    Well worth the money.
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Great guitar, would buy again.
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    William Fielding
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    I love this Guitar
    What is your opinion of this product?
    This Guitar is a beast!!! She looks and sounds Fantastic, big fat bottom end with Sustain that seems to last forever. The only con about this Guitar is one that haunts every Flying V ever made. And that is the strap lock locations. I can't find the answer and neither can any company that ever made a V or similar Guitar. I also own her sister the Explorer. And she's as mean as the V. love this guitar and she has found a home for as long as the good Lord lets me walk the Earth. Get yours like yesterday. Don't wait and miss out on the best Flying V I've ever had in my hands.
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    KO
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    It's awsome
    What is your opinion of this product?
    It's a vee. The action is sweet. No feet buzz. Good pups. Light as heck. Sounds great through the rebel 30
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    John
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    Regrettably Returned
    What is your opinion of this product?
    This model looks great and brings to mind the classic lines of Gibson's first Flying V's in 1958. The amber, black and gold colors just scream classiness. Unfortunately, the unit I received had a 1" crack in the finish extending from the bass-side nut to the back of the neck, a gouge in the lower right wing and a half dozen places on the body and headstock where the guitar touched a textured surface before the top coats were dry. The neck exhibited a different relief for the bass and treble side of the neck which resulted in buzzing with the thinner strings when adjusted for proper action on the thicker strings. It was returned and I hope to write a very positive review for the replacement guitar that American Musical is so graciously sending.
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    Eric
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    So far so good!
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    Love the looks and feel of this guitar. Have only had limited time with it so far but everything is as expected. Action is pretty good out of the box and no sharp fret ends or buzzing. Fit and finish seem good enough, though you can tell the difference between this vs. a US made guitar. But for the price, this one is great. Will definitely keep this guitar for a long time.
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    B.K. Sandbak
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    Very good guitar for the price
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I like this guitar a lot, but there are some finish flaws and a very small crack in the clear coat on the bass side of the neck where the nut is installed which kinda worries me. As long as it does not migrate I'm ok with this and I can buff out the finish flaws. It appears to have korina veneer on the top and back. Not sure what's in the middle, but it sounds good and looks great and after I set it up right. It plays well also. I would recommend this guitar to any one looking for a V.
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    R.Kaplan
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    Well worth the money
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Way better than i thought it would be. Sounds really great !
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    David
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    Nice guitar, strap button location sucks.
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Nice guitar, very light. Only drawback is the strap lock button absolutely needs to be relocated to the back of the body not by the neck. It's poorly balanced. A change would go from 4 to 5 stars easily.
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