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Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar

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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'...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
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EpiphoneKorina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 41 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

THe best guitar I have owned!

This guitar is awesome! THe best I have owned so far. It is a little neck heavy and thicker thatn usual neck profile, but the looks more than make up for that. You...Read complete review

This guitar is awesome! THe best I have owned so far. It is a little neck heavy and thicker thatn usual neck profile, but the looks more than make up for that. You will certainly look cool on stage with this beauty!

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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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(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!

(4 of 6 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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing and beautiful axe!!!

By Love Bone

from Uniontown, Pa

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

I got this guitar today and I must say, it is amazing!! It looks beautiful, it plays very well, it sounds great, and it?s lightweight. I have no complaints about the instrument at all, and it?s not hard to play sitting down like some people seem to think once you get used to it. The only thing I may do to it is swap out the pickups, but I?m not even sure about that... I would recommend this guitar to anyone who loves Flying V's, Vintage looking guitars, or just wants an amazing guitar for an affordable price.

(3 of 6 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!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By ProphecisedHero

from Undisclosed

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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.

(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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't beat the price

By OldBluesDude

from Richmond, VA

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

I have always wanted a V but was unsatisfied with the quality of a new Gibson V. I currently own several Gibson Les Pauls and Fender American Strats and love them all, so I didn't want to spend alot for a V. I was blown away by the quality and soulful sound of this guitar. The craftsmanship is amazing for this price range. Was I just lucky to get a good one... I think not, after playing my 08 v in natural finish for several weeks, I purchased an 06 in black just to see if it was as good... It is. For the money, this guitar is a steal.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy It Now!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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

I bought this guitar on a whim, not really knowing what to expect. But from the first time I plugged it in and cranked it up, I knew this guitar was for me. It's got it all; great sound, looks, and is a super fast neck. This is better than the Gibson V's I've played and would reccomend it to anyone. The finish is also nice if you're looking for something that stands out, but also appeals to everyone.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Another win for Epiphone

By D-eM9Qf

from Seattle, WA

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

This guitar is a great value and if mine was lost or stoled, I would look for another immediately. It's a joy to play and looks very slick.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolute Perfection! ^_^

By Judasrising666666

from Ansonia, CT

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

I saw one of these hanging on the wall for sale at my local guitar shop. Being a Flying V nut (I own two, a Gibson and a black and white Epiphone with Gibson badgings), I just had to play it. Right off the bat, this baby is quite a looker. It is absolutely stunningly beautiful. The neck is so fast and open, great for metal. The pickups are surprisingly amazing for stock pickups. Also, this guitar is so light, it's like a feather in your hand. It can be used from anything to Judas Priest-esque metal to the most mellow tones you can imagine. It is just as good, if not better than my Gibson. Do yourself a favor and get one of these monsters, you won't regret it! ^_^

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

THe best guitar I have owned!

By reivaxavier

from Philippines

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Pros

  • Cool Looks
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Neck heavy
  • Thick neck

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

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

This guitar is awesome! THe best I have owned so far. It is a little neck heavy and thicker thatn usual neck profile, but the looks more than make up for that. You will certainly look cool on stage with this beauty!

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the start of a great guitar

By DR Funkenstien

from upinya

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.

 
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

 
5.0

SWEET GUITAR

By someone-T7sb9

from somewhere

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

This guitar is really cool, it can do any style of music from Blues to Hardcore metal. I have never had a problems with it, its in the shop for the first time for routine work, Action setting, Nut, Bridge etc....

 
5.0

THE V

By toad-Orpdq

from ny

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

I was very surprised about this guitar. It is however a little neck heavy. But only a little. Other than that this guitar was extremely comfortable, even when sitting. The action is marvelous, and the sound is FAT! Perhaps better than my les paul. No need to switch out pick ups here. Great guitar.

 
5.0

Good, But....

By Minchew

from Savannah TN

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

First off, I own an actual Gibson V. The guitar player that is in the high school jazz band owns one of these. I recently had some serious hands on time with this Epi.First off, these pickups handle distortion great. I plugged into my metal zone and it had a great AC/DC tone to it. I couldn't resist blasting a little Highway To Hell (not the best thing to do during jazz band.) Secondly, the finish still looked great with regular use.Now for the bad. I don't know if it was neglect one the owner's part or bad part's, but the pickguard was arching up over the sound pot. The tone and volume knobs were warped and bent. I had to remove one off the knobs to cut the volume up. There is something with the neck that threw me off. There was some finish or something on the back of the neck that slowed my hands down. Not a problem I encountered with my Gibson. Don't get me wrong this is an awesome Intermediate guitar, but comparing this with a Gibson? you're insane. The Epi DOES NOT sound better than the Gibson. Heck, put out a little extra cash and get a faded V. You WILL see, hear, and feel the difference.

 
5.0

V-ness

By Ron (not tatter salad) White

from Granite Falls, WA

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

This has become my favorite guitar...I was lucky I guess, mine was perfectly set up. I have a Marshall AVT 150 with 1960A/B cab's....I havent had a problem with feed back and once this thing starts it never wants to quit singing, sustain is amazing...

 
5.0

This is an amazing guitar.

By Dave-2exfu

from Boston, MA

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

This is the best guitar I have ever used. Yeah, it's not perfect right out of the box, but with a few minor adjustments you can pretty much use it for any style of music. The pickups are amazing, and the tone is really good. The only problem is that it seems to create a lot of feedback, but that's avoided easily. It's just as good as the Gibsons, and I'd recommend it unless the name brand means that much to you.P.S.- This thing is a TANK. I've dropped it hundreds of times and there is ONE scratch on it. ONE.

 
5.0

Waiting a Long Time

By Vman-8zEHW

from Springfield, Illinois

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

I first seen the Original 1957 V in a Magazine artical many years ago , and I always liked the look far more than the later 1967 V. I was impressed by the Futuristic look , the V shaped tail pice , and by its one of a kind look. Well , now Epiphone has done it! The re-issues this otherwise $150,000.00 Guitar. Of course I bought one ! I immediatly put a Gibson style Truss-rod cover on , and also Vol. & Treb. Pointers (As on the Original), and Also I changed the Gold 'Round' Grover tuners to the Better Looking Grover Keystone 'Gibson' style Tuners. Of Course the Bridge adjustment & Intonation. Once I got it where it looked like it Should, I plugged it in and I was Amazed that with the Epiphone pickups , it sounded very clean. It is a VERY light guitar, as I am used to playing a Heavy Gibson Les Paul , it doesn't have much in the Low end department, but it does have its own Screaming sound. Over all it is a Awsome Guitar , and a work of Timeless art from an era when the Electiric Guitars were still in their infancy design stages...... Buy one !! You wont regret it !!

 
5.0

Flying v Korina 58 reissue

By mbrnich

from Oklahoma

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

Excellent value. I've owned the Korina Gibson reissue and other Gibson V's. This guitar rates with those (with a little set-up). The wood is beautiful even if veneered. I had to replace the pickup switch and the nut need to be cut a little lower. Once that was done, the guitar was great. Even the stock pickups sound good. Good sustain, light weight, good looks, GET ONE NOW!

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