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 Rosewood 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.

    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
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    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.
    Bill P
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    My Favorite
    What is your opinion of this product?
    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.
    C K
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    Good bang for the buck
    What is your opinion of this product?
    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.
    Nancy Travis
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    This Guitar is Rude
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I bought mine last Christmas, so he's been out to play a few times. I call him Mac (after Lonnie). Mac is boisterous, not easy to handle, i.e. an ergonomic nightmare (although nicely lighter than most Vs). That said, I can't keep my hands off him. Unlike my gorgeous $$$$ Custom Strat, he doesn't play nice. He begs you to punch him and play hard. And he looks so good, you're willing to do anything to make him sing. The fretboard real-estate is daunting by design, a bottomless pit. This is a damn good guitar with character, bite and flash. One of my favorite boys OXO
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    Love the guitar
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Great sound, Great feel, thought about having it painted a different color until it showed up and am impressed by the natural look. Very easy to play, it won't disappoint, and it's a great conversation piece.
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    Beautiful craftmanship
    What is your opinion of this product?
    This guitar is incredible, beautiful hardware and design, plus a nice fat neck for comfort. I have played this non-stop since I have gotten it, and it sounds great (with a nice crunchiness). Well worth it.
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    Great guitar for the price
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Fit and finish are top notch. It needed some adjustments to the setup but that was easy enough. It plays and sounds great.
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    An awesome guitar!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I bought a scratch & dent/return model. So I was definitely putting my faith in AMS' hands. Well, the guitar came today and I am more than pleased! It's perfect! Not a single flaw. Even had all the plastic still covering the pick guard, pickups, bridge, jack plate and truss rod cover! All case candy included, etc. Tuned it up and it plays flawlessly! What a sweet ax for the money!
    Robert B
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    I love flying v's and this looks great.
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Well made, no flaws, looks killer and sounds great!
    Gary Hayes, garyhayes644@yahoo.com
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    Great 'bang for the buck'
    What is your opinion of this product?
    This guitar is as close as you are going to get to playing a 1958 Flying V. It is also about 3 to 4000,000 cheaper. Or about 7000.00 less than a custom shop model. I bought a Epi Flying V about 20+ years ago and was not impressed at all. Lousy P/Us, cheap hardware ect. Epiphone has really improved in the last decade. IMHO
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