Epiphone 1958 Korina Flying V Electric Guitar

Feature: What it does:
Korina body Very warm, lively, and balanced tonewood
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Pau Ferro fretboard Delivers strong midrange presence and punch
Epiphone Alnico Classic humbuckers Classic biting tone with warm, fat mids
- 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 Plus Humbucker
- 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Antique Natural
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 23 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EGV2ANGH3
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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Submitted March 3, 2018 by Mark Garner in Covington , LA
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(This review is for the current limited edition model that is exclusive to Zzounds & AMS.) I do a ton of research before buying a guitar. I want to read as much information and as many opinions as I can find. I read a posting on a gearhead forum where a person quotes a reply he received from Gibson USA regarding this model. In summary it stated the original mass-production run of this guitar (1998-2011), and distinguished by the white pick guard, featured an alder body with a Korina (African Limba) veneer on the front and back with a mahogany neck. The limited edition model, distinguished by a black pickguard, is made entirely of Korina with the body being made of multiple pieces with a veneer of a more attractive grade of Korina on the top and bottom. I found several photos of raw African Limba online and the grains were consistent with the grain on the sides of my V. So, if you want a V that is 100% Korina, then YOU WANT THIS GUITAR. The body is as light as a feather - the lightest electric guitar I have ever played. The strings are "through the body" and the sustain is magnificent. There is a rosewood binding on the fretboard so there are no sharp edges with which to contend. The neck plays and feels great. (It's advertised as a "slim taper" but it's a bit chunky.) The intonation was perfect on 5 of the 6 strings, the other required only the slightest adjustment. I had to lower the strings a bit but that's always the case with a guitar built overseas. The tuners read more

Musical Background:
Former semi-pro now a stay-at-home jammer.

Musical Style:
Rock, especially British rock from mid 1960's to early 70's. Beatles, Yardbirds/Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi...
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