Epiphone 1958 Korina Flying V Electric Guitar
What's special about this item?
The Legend of the Flying-VThe Flying-V electric guitar was first released in a very limited run in the late 50s and was one of the most radical designs of its time. Somehow, many of those rare originals wound up in the hands of rock's greatest guitarists including Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack along with Keith Richards and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. Today original Flying-Vs are some of the most expensive instruments on the vintage market. Embraced by classic rock and metal fans, the Flying-V is one of the most recognized electric guitars in the world (coming in second only to the Les Paul) and is one of the most popular designs in Gibson and Epiphone's long history. Now, Epiphone introduces the legendary Flying-V to a new generation with an all Korina (also known as African Limba) body with modern hardware and superb vintage voiced Alnico Classic Humbuckers.
Solid Korina BodyThe Limited Edition Korina Flying-V is made from solid Korina, one of the great tone woods for electric instruments. Korina was first used by Gibson in the late 50s for the first limited run of both the Flying V and the Explorer. Korina quickly drew the admiration of luthiers and guitarists for their warm tone and strong resonant properties. The new Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying-V… read more is finished in Antique Natural to show off the guitar's fine and delicate grain. Korina wood is also lightweight, easy to hold, and comfortable to play.
The neck has a classic "1960's" SlimTaper D-Profile and a 24.75" scale, perfect for any style. The pau ferro fingerboard has a 12" radius, traditional pearloid "Dot" inlays, a 1-11/16" nut, and 22 medium jumbo frets. The Flying's V's trademark "V" headstock has a classic 60s era "Epiphone" script logo in pearloid along with Epiphone solid nickel premium die-cast "Deluxe" Tuners with Tulip buttons with a 18:1 tuning ratio for fast and reliable tuning.
Alnico Classic HumbuckersThe Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying-V is powered by an Alnico Classic humbucker in the neck position and an overwound, slightly hotter Alnico Classic Plus humbucker in the bridge position. Similar in tone to the original "PAF-style" humbuckers of the original Flying-V's, Alnico Classics use Alnico-V magnets for a higher output with enhanced mids and highs. Alnico Classic humbuckers are carefully wound to reveal the full tonal range of the Korina body for exceptional power and detail. Controls include individual volume controls for each pickup and a master tone, all with vintage-style Black "Top Hat" knobs.
Solid Epiphone HardwareEpiphone hardware is guaranteed for the life and the Ltd. Ed. Korina Flying-V features a LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and traditional Flying-V style String-Thru Body "V" metal plate along with an Epiphone all-metal non-rotating 1/4" jack. All hardware, including the "Deluxe" machine heads, is gold (solid nickel), a perfect complement to the Antique Natural finish.
Lifetime WarrantyThe Epiphone Limited Edition Korina Flying V comes with Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Guarantee and Gibson's world famous 24/7/365 expert Customer Service.
- 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
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