Epiphone 1958 Korina Flying V Electric Guitar

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It’s impossible to overstate today just how radical a design the Flying V was when first introduced in the late 1950’s. After all, the solid body electric guitar was still in its nascent stages and the Flying V didn’t look like anything that had come before it.

Given that the Flying V was originally a very limited run, it’s interesting to note how many rock luminaries had one in their arsenal. Lonnie Mack and Albert King made the Flying V their signature instrument. Keith Richards and Brian Jones each owned one and even Jimi Hendrix played an original Flying V. Since then, the V has become one of Gibson and Epiphone’s most popular models, enjoyed by artists spanning many genres.

With the original V’s prices sitting near the top of the vintage market, Epiphone has introduced the historic Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying V to bring a bit of vintage goodness to modern players.

The Warmth of Korina
Employing a tone wood whose use by Gibson dates back to the original Flying V and Explorer run, the solid Korina (also known as African Limba) body adds an air of authentic vintage vibe with its warm tone and deep resonance. The Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying-V's Antique Natural finish highlights the Korina's exquisite grain, while the 3-layer B/W/B pickguard adds protection and style. Another attractive quality of Korina is its reduced weight, making for a very comfortable playing experience.

Classic Style Neck
In keeping with the vintage feel, the Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying V is outfitted with a classic 1960's “Slim Taper” D-Profile neck beneath a 12" radius Pau Ferro fingerboard inlaid with traditional pearloid dots. Other neck specs include the 24.75" scale, 22 medium jumbo frets and the 1-11/16" nut with the customary Flying V headstock housing the premium 18:1 tuning ratio Epiphone die-cast "Deluxe" tuners to ensure solid and dependable tuning.

“PAF-Style” Humbuckers
When you're shooting for vintage tone, Alnico-V magnets are the bullseye. Driven by a neck position “PAF” sounding Alnico Classic humbucker and an overwound rear Alnico Classic Plus humbucker with just a bit more output, the Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying-V’s pickup combination produces enhanced mids and highs for increased punch and improved clarity. Controlling it all is a 3-way selector switch with a Volume control for each pickup and a shared master Tone control - all three capped off by vintage-style black “Top Hat” knobs.

Hardware Guaranteed For Life
Epiphone is so confident in the durability of their hardware that they guarantee it for life. Made of solid nickel and plated in gold for a regal look, it’s as sturdy as it is attractive. From the traditional Flying-V string-thru-body "V" metal plate and LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge to the Deluxe machine heads, the hardware is rock-solid and reliable.

Lifetime Warranty:
The Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying V is backed by Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Guarantee and its owners benefit from Gibson’s world-famous 24/7/365 expert customer service.

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

Product Specifications

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: Pau Ferro 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

Customer Reviews

Gary R. Submitted: 1/6/2019
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It sounds awesome, rich tone. It feels very light. I needed about 20 minutes to get it set up. Very happy with the Guitar
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Tony Submitted: 12/27/2018
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Well worth the money
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Had a finish flaw. But everything else was in good condition out of the box.
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Brad Hale Submitted: 12/23/2018
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Good thing I had planned on modding it anyway..
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Finish is beautiful, it’s super lightweight, wears comfortably, has buttloads of sustain. HOWEVER- the string spacing is so narrow, it’s even narrower than the pickup polepiece layout!! At the top of the neck, it’s so narrow one can hardly do the classic wraparound thumb F#/D chord! So get new hardware and a nut right away. Pickups that don’t sound like a fridge magnet wrapped in a down comforter would be a good idea as well. Not to mention the switch is entirely too easy to hit by mistake mid-strum. This is the first Epiphone I’ve owned since my first guitar- a G-310 20 years ago. I swear on my life, IT’S THE EXACT SAME NECK PROFILE. Seriously, it has the curvature of a guitar costing 1/3 what it does. I do like a fatter neck on a guitar, but I honestly expected a Flying V neck to be borderline too thin for my liking. Don’t get me wrong, i love it and I’m keeping it, but I’m not playing a single gig with it without some serious mods. If you want a solid base to customize, go for it.
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EricN Submitted: 11/27/2018
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Fantastic Guitar
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Has a tone and a flavor all it's own. Large but very playable neck profile.
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Frehley76 Submitted: 10/31/2018
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Decent Guitar!
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This is one of the better made Epiphones I have played. One piece neck, similar to an ABR bridge, and a 3 piece body that has one complete wing and the other is 2 piece. I oiled board and put 10s on it which made the guitar feel better to me. I have many expensive Gibsons and have to say for this price point this is a well made guitar. I will be changing out electronics for there is bleeding when volume is off on other pickup. Overall not a bad guitar at all. Mine arrived with a minor finish flaw but I do not expect perfect at price point. I am satisfied with my purchase.
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Erik Valdur Submitted: 8/10/2018
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Well worth the money
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This is a really nice guitar. I have 2 gibsons,2 custom guitars and many other high quality guitars. This was my first epiphone. I got because I've always liked these korina Vs but couldn't afford a gibson korina V. Not too many I know can. I am very happy with this. It feels nice, plays nice and looks fantastic. Pups sound surprisingly nice, just not very hot. I might put a set of Shaws in that I have lying around. I have played a few epiphones before as a few friends have em but I like this much better than any I have played before. It doesn't have high quality hardware but I figured that before I bought it but with a little upgrading it will be great. The monthly payment made it a no brainer to me. VERY HAPPY WITH THE GUITAR AND AMS.
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Eric burbank Submitted: 2/7/2018
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Beautiful guitar
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I was a bit worried after reading some people's problems with receiving a broken guitar... but mine showed up in perfect condition, and I'm blown away with the finish of this thing, it plays great, setup was pretty good, the nick pickup is real low but that's not a issue to adjust, and man is this thing light, I think it might weigh less than my SG.
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Andre Submitted: 11/10/2017
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TONE MONSTER
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If your reading this and on the fence and there are any more available, you need to get your hands on this thing NOW. I just got it for $549 and its AMAZING, the thing just howls, fit and finish are good, frets are good, setup is good, mine had a few slight imperfections, a little excess glue in the neck joint and a slight grain imperfection on the back. I think the pickups sound great. the hardware is good, little bit of a wobbly selector but I can deal with that. the tone is just outstanding! I have a gibson les paul custom and it has a completely different sound, which is what I was hoping for. The 58 neck is great. chunky and feels great in the hand. All in all, if your thinking about it and have the scratch, you need this in your collection.
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Bill P Submitted: 9/13/2017
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My Favorite
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I've always been drawn to the Flying V-style, and decided to try it. I'm glad I did. This guitar is very comfortable to play, and I like how it feels in the hand. This is my second Epiphone, and, as with the 1st, I'm very pleased with the build and finish of this guitar. Looks great, sounds great, feels good to me, and as always AMS is easy to work with.
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Chris Submitted: 8/23/2017
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Good bang for the buck
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Plays great out of the box, well-made, sounds as I expected. Made in China. Light weight & comfortable to play. Neck profile is fairly thick, like my old SG Special. The body is made of separate slabs for the wings and top & bottom caps for the faces, the visible grain looks good. I bought this model because it's configured like the original 1958 Gibson V - small pickguard, light-stained Korina wood, gold hardware, strings-thru-body. Gibson is making a number of V models, some look very nice but none of them look as good as the 58 style to be honest. The truth is a guitar like this is sold on looks. Couldn't beat this one for the price. I know Epiphone's quality can be hit or miss but this one is a hit. We'll see how the gold finished hardware holds up. One knob damaged in shipping, waiting for a replacement, that's why 4 out of 5 stars. The Epiphone V-shaped case DID NOT fit, the treble-side tuners were jammed into the padding.
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