Epiphone Exclusive Run LE 1958 Korina Moderne Reissue

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The Moderne is a classic Gibson design that was never brought to production, making it one of the most interesting electric guitar of that era! Epiphone brings the Moderne to life with the Limited Edition 1958 Korina Moderne which revives the phantom guitar with great style and appointments. Featuring a light Korina body with an Antique Natural finish, Epiphone Alnico Classic Humbuckers, and Wilkinson Vintage machine heads with Tulip Buttons. Available for a limited time only!

Epiphone Exclusive Run LE 1958 Korina Moderne Reissue Features

  • Legendary ‘Moderne’ design, modeled after the rare original prototype
  • Korina (African Limba) body with Antique Natural Finish Epiphone Alnico Classic Humbuckers
  • Wilkinson Vintage machine heads
The Mystery of the Moderne - The Phantom Electric
The original Moderne was intended to be the third guitar in a series of futuristic designs that included the Flying V and the Explorer that were intended to revive lagging sales. Though the Flying V and the Explorer were put into production in the late 50s in small quantities and eventually became classics, the Moderne was never officially released and only a handful of prototypes ever made it out of the Epiphone and Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan. For decades, the mere existence of a true Moderne prototype has been a kind of Holy Grail for guitar collectors. Now Epiphone makes the world’s most rare and exotic electric guitar available to everyone at a great price with modern hardware, superb pickups, and Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Korina Tonewood
The Ltd. Ed. ‘1958’ Moderne body is made from Korina (African Limba) wood which is renowned for its lightweight and excellent tonal properties. Gibson first used Korina wood in the late 50s for the first limited run of the Flying V and the Explorer and the original Moderne is rumored to have also been made from Korina. As time went on and guitar production accelerated during the 1960s and 70s, luthiers and guitarists rediscovered Korina as an alternative to Mahogany, Alder, and other woods typically found in solidbody guitars. The Moderne features a Korina neck with a ‘1960's’ SlimTaper D-Profile with a 24.75” scale length, a Pau Ferro fretboard with pearloid "Dot" inlays, and 22 medium jumbo frets. The Moderne headstock is modeled after late 50s Flying-Vs with a raised "Epiphone" logo.

Epiphone Alnico Classic Humbuckers
The new Korina Moderne is powered by an Epiphone Alnico Classic Humbucker in the neck position and a slightly hotter Epiphone Alnico Classic Plus Humbucker in the lead or bridge position. Epiphone’s Alnico Classic pickups feature Alnico 5 magnets which have a slightly higher output than typical humbuckers and offer enhanced mids and highs. Controls include an Epiphone all-metal 3-way Pickup Selector along with Volume controls for the Bridge and Neck pickups and a Master Tone Control, each with Black Top Hat knobs.

Moderne Hardware
The Ltd. Ed. 1958 Korina Moderne comes with rock solid Epiphone hardware including a gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, an Epiphone All-metal 1/4" output jack, and Wilkinson Vintage machine heads with vintage style Tulip Buttons. An optional hard case is also available.

Limited Lifetime Warranty
The Ltd. Ed. “1958” Korina Moderne comes with Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Guarantee and Gibson’s world famous 365/24/7 Customer Service. The Ltd. Ed. “1958” Korina Moderne will be available for a limited time only. See your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer for details while supplies last.

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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  615-871-4500 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Epiphone Exclusive Run LE 1958 Korina Moderne Reissue Specifications
  • Body Material: Korina (African Limba)
  • Neck Material: Korina (African Limba)
  • Neck Profile: ‘1960's’ SlimTaper; D-Profile
  • Nut: PVC
  • Neck Joint: Glued In
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Scale Length: 24.75 inches
  • Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro with pearloid ‘Dot’ inlays
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches
  • Headstock: Traditional Flying-V with "Epiphone" logo in Pearloid
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic Plus Humbucker
  • 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: LockTone Stopbar
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Pickguard: 3-layer; (B/W/B)
  • Output Jack: Epiphone All-metal 1/4 inch
  • Machine Heads: Wilkinson Vintage with Tulip Buttons
  • Knobs: Black "Top Hat" knobs
  • Optional: Hard Case (940-MDCS)
  • Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime

Customer Reviews

Review: Willy Submitted: 8/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Great guitar at a great price
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When I recieved the guitar my expectations were not very high but boy was I surprised. Great fit and finish, great fret work with no sharp edges. The pickups were actually better than expected. All in all a great guitar at a great price.

Review: Madman Submitted: 7/30/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Strange, yet satisfying!

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I looked at the Gibson and the Epiphone Moderne. Both very comparable, side by side. Not knowing much about the Moderne, besides the Gibson fable, I decided to play it safe/economical, and give the Epi a spin. That and who can argue about a guitar made out of Korina wood? I am not disappointed, in the least! The Moderne has got to be one of the strangest guitars I have ever owned and played, but this baby will surprise you! It's got that strange vibe going on, and the clean and overdriven sounds are stellar! Want something out of the ordinary to rock with? This is The One! It fits right in with my Explorers, Firebirds, and Thunderbirds! It's not going to be a backup guitar for me, but one of the main players! Pick one up today! You will be pleasantly surprised! I certainly was!

Review: OLDBOLDDIVER Submitted: 7/14/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Pleasantly Surprised

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This is my first Epiphone guitar. Kind of an impulse buy, I didn't even know these existed. I saw it and bought it the same day, and am glad I did. It has become my most played guitar. First I was blown away by the quality, the finish was flawless. The sustain is surprising, better than some high end guitars that I have owned. I adjusted the intonation a little and at some point will have it professionally set up, but for now I am very happy with the way it sounds. The wood is beautiful, it is very light and the electronics and hardware seem to be of good quality. The only issue is that one of the tuners was screwed on to the back of the head stock a little crooked. It works fine and didn't bother me enough to send it back or even try to straighten it up. I am pretty picky with my guitars and most people would never notice it. I have owned a Gibson with way worse problems than this. I bought the Epiphone case to go with it and it also seems to be of good quality. I have had it for about four months now and am still very happy with it. I think it is a great guitar for the money. I would buy it again.

Review: Darrell campbell Submitted: 5/31/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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To have your guitar set up where it practicly plays its self . Low action without any fret buzz .

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This guitar has a great tone spectrum & very good sustain plays very easy . Lots of fun to play ...........

Review: james bailey Submitted: 4/27/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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great guitar

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I got this a few weeks ago I just love it it sounds great easy to tune stays in tune just a nice guitar worth the money

Review: Paul Ouellet Submitted: 4/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Great guitar, very comfortable to play

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excellent playability , great sound good value for the price .

Review: Texas Axe Slinger Submitted: 4/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Great Axe

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This guitar is Very well made. I know you think China makes junk, but not this! I have owned and played just about all of the “Big boys”, and let me say, this puppy is serious about tone. Maybe a pickup change in the future, but for now, we’ll this thing is amazing, really. Affordable too!! Blows away the Gibson at one third the price!!????

Review: Reese Slater Submitted: 3/21/2019

Product Rating3 out of 5 stars.

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Really cool retro-futuristic vibe, completed my set

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I have a vintage Gibson Explorer and Flying V, decided to complete the futuristic set with the Epiphone Moderne. Appears well constructed , love the korina body. However, getting a good bit of hum from the humbuckers. Need to do some tinkering, until then the jury’s still out.

Review: Robert Gerosa Submitted: 2/24/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Better than expected. Close to the Gibson reissues.

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This guitar is beautiful and is much more impressive in person than the pictures show. Light weight with a big sound, easy to play, perfect fret work, beautiful finish and wood grain, stays in tune, excellent hardware, classic sounding pickups. And despite the way it looks it's well balanced and even easy to play while sitting. It's a big plus to have it made from korina rather than another mahogany for the Moderne history, light weight and classic nasal but beefy ringing tone. Although, it's considered a rock and blues guitar I think it could be used for many other styles. The Epiphone case is form fitting so the odd shape can't shift around.

Review: AC Stee Submitted: 2/11/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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Very good instrument, needs a setup

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I decided to take the plunge on this.. been a Loooong time since I had a V or Explorer or other non conventional body shape. Was initially disappointed with the action and hated the string set that came with the guitar..it should not be shipped that way..So after some truss rod tweaking and a set of 09-042 strings to replace the heavier set it came with, the guitar plays very well and sounds great... Be prepared to buy the case if you are going to gig with this and also a guitar stand that can work with unusual body shapes, otherwise you are going to be in an awkward situation if you need to change guitars mid set and many clubs and bars do not have a convenient place for cases..The guitar is worth the price, just be prepared for the neck adjustment and a new set of strings.

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