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.

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
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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

Review: BrunoBlues Submitted: 7/3/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


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Sounds Good, Plays good, What more can I ask for.
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I've had this flying v for about two weeks now and overall I'm very happy with it. I will say that when I received it I noticed a small crack in the finish, and a small dent on the neck, and in all honestly it could use a basic set up. But it sounds great, and is beautiful to look at. I am very impressed with this guitar especially for the price. The playablility is smooth and I love the sustain that you get from the through body tailpiece. I have this strung with 9s and I can bend them strings as far up as they can go without fretting out or choking. there is a bit of fret buzz unplugged but once again it could use a setup. I just wanted a nice classic V that sounds good and feels good and this has done it for me.

Review: A. Brown, na0lb@att.net Submitted: 5/30/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Great Guitar, Very Well Constructed, Very Good Sound.

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I did a lot of research and looked at a lot of reviews before I purchased this guitar. There were several reviews on youtube that said it was not a Korina Body because it has a veneer top and back. It is a Full Korina Body. The body is 3 piece Korina with Korina veneer on top and back. The neck is also Korina with a Pau Ferro finger board. Just as advertised. It has Great Sustain and Sound. The Body and Neck are Very Well Constructed, with a Great Finish. Cons, It does have a couple of slightly high frets, but is very playable with no buzz as is. I will be doing a fret job so I can lower the action a little more like my Strats. The action is probably about right for most, but I like mine lower. I have wanted a 58 Reissue Korina Flying V since I was a teenager in the early 80's. I am very happy I purchased this one. It is a Great Guitar, especially for only $600.00.. It plays as well as the $2,000.00 Gibson Les Pauls I have played in the local stores. I am also very happy dealing with American Musical. I contacted them several times and they were very courteous and helpful answering my questions and trough the sales and shipping process. I placed my order on a Monday afternoon and received it Thursday Morning. I will be buying more from them in the future.

Review: Brian Submitted: 3/14/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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After a little work, superb.

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When I received guitar it had loose tuners, bridge some high frets and the finish isn't so good. But, after I replaced tuners, bridge and nut and did some fret work the guitar has become one of my favorites. Plays and sounds fantastic ??.

Review: Jeff O Submitted: 2/22/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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An Amazing Guitar

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I have been playing guitar for over 40 years and always wanted to get a flying V but never came across any that turned my head. As soon as I opened the box I was in amazed as to the quality of this guitar and do not regret making this purchase. The neck is fantastic and plays like a dream. I highly recommend to anyone that this will be a guitar you will keep.

Review: James Submitted: 2/1/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Exceeds all expectations!

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The sound of this guitar when played through my 1974 Twin Reverb is the last word on blues tone.The guitar arrived one day earlier than scheduled and was impressively doubled boxed with cardboard buffers between the two boxes.I will definitely make future purchases at AMS!

Review: Gary R. Submitted: 1/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I love this ??

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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

Review: Tony Submitted: 12/27/2018

Product Rating3 out of 5 stars.

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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.

Review: Brad Hale Submitted: 12/23/2018

Product Rating3 out of 5 stars.

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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.

Review: EricN Submitted: 11/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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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.

Review: Frehley76 Submitted: 10/31/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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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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