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Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1958 Korina Flying V Electric Guitar
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This 50th Anniversary reissue of the 1958 Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar is consistent with the original guitar. Features a two-piece Korina body an...Click To Read More About This Product
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A limited edition with all the original appointments just like it debuted in '58.
This 50th Anniversary reissue of the 1958 Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar is consistent with the original guitar. Features a two-piece Korina body and one-piece Korina neck. Production is limited to only 100 guitars.
The Flying V was years ahead of its time, as Gibson dealers tended to think of it as a display prop rather than a guitar to sell. It wasn't until the late 1960s that the electric guitar started to gain popularity. As guitar heroes such as Albert King, Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack adopted it, the "V" quickly became symbolic of rock 'n' roll itself.
- Body: 2-piece korina hardwood
- Neck: 1-piece korina, rounded, joint at fret 21
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 22 frets
- Scale length: 24-3/4"
- Nut width: 1-11/16"
- Inlays: dot
- Tailpiece: V-shaped with string-thru-body mounting
- Bridge: ABR-1 bridge
- Knobs: black speed
- Tuners: vintage deluxe with keystone buttons
- Neck pickup: 496R ceramic magnet humbucker
- Bridge pickup: 500T ceramic magnet humbucker
- Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch
- Strings: Brite Wires .009 - .046
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This is another example of a fairly nice playing and great-sounding guitar from Gibson that, while pretty nice in most categories, is grossly over-priced. This is most definitely a professional instrument. Yes, it's going to need a little TLC to get it into gigging mode, and yes it's crazy that a guitar at this price point requires the additional set-up work, BUT at least when you get through with it, you will have a nice, playable instrument that a pro could gig with. I simply had to respond to somewhat defend this guitar after reading the only other review about it on here criticize it because "it needed the strings replaced". That is so NOT relevant to the quality of this or any other guitar.
I gotta say when I played this guitar at a friends house I thought wow he wasted his money. Although the guitar looks pretty good the pick-ups make a buzzing noise, the neck feels cheap and pretty thin. The color yellow isn't the greatest but still it looks nice w/ the pick-ups they give you. Also the strings need to be replaced. Now I suppose these are all fix-able problems but for a guitar at this price you think they'd do a better job. Now bear in mind though that my friend has it and over time he may have caused some sort of wear to it, but either way I wouldn't reccomend buying it.
my friend just bought this guitar and i had to play it. as the other review stated, the guitar needed a far better set up (the strings were really high towards the bridge and buzzed near the nut) the pickups dont sound too bad, they have a nice vintage tone. but i would recommend trying to buy an older model gibson if you really wanted one, this one is just priced too high