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Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar  

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    A classic reborn.

    Solo your way into the stratosphere! This rock 'n' roller is based on Gibson's Flying V. It looked modernistic in 1958 and it still does, but now it's a classic. Body is made of sustain-enhancing korina wood, naturally finished. The 24-3/4" scale neck is mahogany with rosewood fingerboard. Electronics provided by 2 Alnico Classic humbuckers controlled by 3-way switching, one tone and 2 volume knobs.

    Features
    • Korina body
    • Mahogany set-in neck
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • 24-3/4" scale
    • Alnico Classic humbuckers
    • 2 vol, 1 tone control
    • 3-way pickup switch
    • Tune-O-Matic with string-thru-body bridge
    • Gold hardware

    Click or call to make this classic yours today.

     
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    EpiphoneKorina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar
     
    4.9

    (based on 40 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Unique Guitar

    I am very satisfied that I now own one of these guitars, and, I would reccommend it to anyone looking for that something that you don't have that is really different and outstanding....Read complete review

    I am very satisfied that I now own one of these guitars, and, I would reccommend it to anyone looking for that something that you don't have that is really different and outstanding.
    Throughout all my years of playing and, owning different instruments I finally decided I was ready for something different and, out of the ordinary, something that I didn't have. I started looking around at all the different types and, styles of guitars and, I stopped at this one. I saw Joe Bonamassa playing a V and it just hit me, that's it, I have to have one. I've got Strats,Teles,Les Pauls,even an SG a PRS, 335, and a very cool Variax, I thought I had it all but I realized that I didn't.
    A guitar collection really isn't complete without one of these. When I got my hands on this guitar I realized that I should have had one of these years ago. The first time I strapped it on it seemed alien in looks and feel to a Strat or LP but, the more you play it and, get used to it you will fall in love with it. The looks and, feel and workmanship are outstanding. Great sound just from the stock humbuckers and, the neck feels SUPER! access to the higher frets is something that you have to feel to really appreciate. I love the weight too very comfortable. I found it to be a little neck heavy but not like an SG. I put a 3" leather Levys strap on it and, cured that problem right there.
    It is a little difficult to play sitting down compared to a Strat or LP but, it most certainly can be done.
    The instrument that I have was made in Korea (I purchased it used) the fit,finish, and workmanship appears to be well attended to. No complaints. I also recieved an SKB case with this instrument, it is the padded soft case model with the zippered pockets (very lightweight compared to a hard case).
    I think that what you pay for this guitar is really not that out of line, it really is a Great instrument and, stunning to look at. I purchased mine used and, I did get a very good deal. The guitar had very good care and, was in excellent shape and, getting the SKB case with it was a bonus.

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    This guitar buzzes like a bee...

    I gave this guitar such a low score because I've had its action and intonation adjusted so many times and it refuses to hold the shop set ups. It buzzes like crazy on some...Read complete review

    I gave this guitar such a low score because I've had its action and intonation adjusted so many times and it refuses to hold the shop set ups. It buzzes like crazy on some of the frets. I had a Squier before this guitar and it held its action and intonation better than this thing. The bridge pickup on this thing is weak and the input jack is a piece of junk. Also, they couldn't have put the strap stud in a worse place. However, I will give this guitar a couple things. It has a good sustain for the price and its incredibly fun to play. I love to play this guitar. The fretboard is pretty good too. I would recommend saving your money for a real V. I play a lot of classic rock and I love the Gibson Tone. If you're into Metal and you want this guitar, you should look elsewhere. You should by an Ibanez or a Jackson for the same price. You'll get a better quality guitar for the money you spend.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Unique Guitar

    Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

    I am very satisfied that I now own one of these guitars, and, I would reccommend it to anyone looking for that something that you don't have that is really different and outstanding.
    Throughout all my years of playing and, owning different instruments I finally decided I was ready for something different and, out of the ordinary, something that I didn't have. I started looking around at all the different types and, styles of guitars and, I stopped at this one. I saw Joe Bonamassa playing a V and it just hit me, that's it, I have to have one. I've got Strats,Teles,Les Pauls,even an SG a PRS, 335, and a very cool Variax, I thought I had it all but I realized that I didn't.
    A guitar collection really isn't complete without one of these. When I got my hands on this guitar I realized that I should have had one of these years ago. The first time I strapped it on it seemed alien in looks and feel to a Strat or LP but, the more you play it and, get used to it you will fall in love with it. The looks and, feel and workmanship are outstanding. Great sound just from the stock humbuckers and, the neck feels SUPER! access to the higher frets is something that you have to feel to really appreciate. I love the weight too very comfortable. I found it to be a little neck heavy but not like an SG. I put a 3" leather Levys strap on it and, cured that problem right there.
    It is a little difficult to play sitting down compared to a Strat or LP but, it most certainly can be done.
    The instrument that I have was made in Korea (I purchased it used) the fit,finish, and workmanship appears to be well attended to. No complaints. I also recieved an SKB case with this instrument, it is the padded soft case model with the zippered pockets (very lightweight compared to a hard case).
    I think that what you pay for this guitar is really not that out of line, it really is a Great instrument and, stunning to look at. I purchased mine used and, I did get a very good deal. The guitar had very good care and, was in excellent shape and, getting the SKB case with it was a bonus.

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great value

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

    This is a fantastic instrument. I use it mainly for hair metal and clean leads. The pickups are smooth and the shape is comfortable. The only design flaw is the placement of the top strap button makes it prone to untread the wood where it is screwed in. But that is an easy fix for your local guitar store or even a dyi project. I wouldnt recomend this guitar for players who like tuning below drop D flat though.

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    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    this thing is awesome!

    By oddmod421

    from alpine utah

    Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

    I got this guitar the day after my birthday and I was thrilled.The guitar sounded great through my peavey solo series renown 400 there is just one problem after a while (that is a few weeks) one of the tuners fell out and so i had to wait a couple weeks before I got a new tuner. just trying to say this thing looks great and sounds great so if your looking for a great guitar this is the one to buy!

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By ProphecisedHero

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

    I came into a good little bit of cash and my drean guitars always been a flying v. Well this is the cheapest one out there by epiphone or gibson, but you prolly wouldnt be able to tell if you didnt see a price tag. Its great. The neck is rather thick, but at the same time it's very comfortable. It's very strange. The korina wood makes for great sustain, and looks beautiful. Although, im not sure why, but the gold plating on mpick ups is ever so slowly fading away, so you can see the chrome underneath. Its an amazing guitar though, and if you put in some seymour duncans, the this this could level cities. It's a rock guitar, and its built for the ages. If you want a good guitar at a decent price, buy it. Or you just buy it because its great.

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    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    the start of a great guitar

    Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar in person so I knew it was set up good when I got it, and it has DEFINITELY held the same setup since day 1. The problem with the guy before was that he obviously didn't leave it in the shop long enough for it to settle in. Most guitars could use a fret level and setup anyways. True the hardware, pickups, and electronics aren't great but neither are the ones in the ibanez and jacksons mentioned in a previous post and the wood is WAY higher quality. I put Duncan P-rails with triple shot rings and it does everything I need it to, but for metal some good high output pickups would sound better than most ibanez, jackson, or even lower end gibsons.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's a Gem

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

    This thing gets alot of grief from people, and I have no idea why. Every show i've played with it people compliment it. Firstly let's start with visuals it's got a stripped down natural finish with gold hardware that seems to blend right into the wood nicely not too flashy with paint but sound is what counts. the korina wood adds more mids then mahogany which make the tone fatter and fuller. all i did to mine was threw some strap locks on it so it didnt fall with me jumping all over and it's a dream this will be the last guitar i ever buy it kicks butt and takes names!

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    4.0

    Great look, maybe I just got a bad one

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

    I love the look of this guitar, a golden shimmering flying V, but maybe I just got one that was hastily made. I have two major qualms with it: The hole for strap button by the neck was too large, so I had to wrap wire around the screw to fit it in tightly. Another one was that the input jack was loose, to the point of it actually falling out when unplugged TWO MINUTES RIGHT BEFORE A SHOW. But I digress. It has a good fat and crunchy tone and is definitely worth the price, but be prepared to have to make a few adjustments.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    This guitar buzzes like a bee...

    By Ed the Doober

    from Reno, NV

    Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

    I gave this guitar such a low score because I've had its action and intonation adjusted so many times and it refuses to hold the shop set ups. It buzzes like crazy on some of the frets. I had a Squier before this guitar and it held its action and intonation better than this thing. The bridge pickup on this thing is weak and the input jack is a piece of junk. Also, they couldn't have put the strap stud in a worse place. However, I will give this guitar a couple things. It has a good sustain for the price and its incredibly fun to play. I love to play this guitar. The fretboard is pretty good too. I would recommend saving your money for a real V. I play a lot of classic rock and I love the Gibson Tone. If you're into Metal and you want this guitar, you should look elsewhere. You should by an Ibanez or a Jackson for the same price. You'll get a better quality guitar for the money you spend.

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    5.0

    Review

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

    okay, i bought this axe 2 days ago.it was effin amazing i tell you.on clean,it has this very warm kind of sound.on distortion,you have one powerful metal beast on your hands.two volume knobs and one tone knob,3 way pick-up selector;not bad.oh and one other thing the description forgot to mention.it has a kind of rubber grip on the bottom wing so when you are playing sitting down,it won't slip out of your legs.and for the value,its a crime to have this.buy it and you'll see its money well spent

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    5.0

    this guitar rocks

    By thrashman-OVFiY

    from jamestown ny

    Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

    i have had this guitar for years dropped it on cement it didnt break done countless gigs it always stays in tune and it is the MOST EASIEST guitar to play the only think missing from it is a floyd rose lol it solos better than any guitar out there

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