OMG, nice V. These are pretty uncommon.
Glad you are liking it. If you are looking for another and don't want to get into very expensive stuff, yeah, go for an early 90's '67 R.I. model. They are well made and haven't appreciated to stupid levels yet. My 1990 Black RI is the guitar the...
Given that there are only 6 of this model, I think I know where half of them are.
small community. More people need one of these.
as I told Eddie when he told me I was buying the last of the import Korina models: “Take my money and make more!!”
When I saw it, I had to double check my tomes to make sure it wasn’t a refinish. Original. (Although likely sprayed at factory over a maple/walnut body).
Rare doesn’t necessarily mean more expensive. Maybe...one has to be the right buyer.
but but but...they’re awesome.
I get it. Definitely not for everyone. I used to think I loved all the oddball pointy guitars, then I joined a pointy guitar group and got told my beloved V’s and Explorers weren’t pointy, and saw all sorts of things that I definitely would not want to be seen...
when I first saw it I thought it was neat. A month later when I realized I hadn’t stopped thinking about how cool it was, I realized it had jumped to the top of my wanted list, especially at the very reasonable price.
not for everyone, but definitely for me.
wasn’t it the Strat that finally broke the staid back of Gibson? It’s been such a classic long before I was born, I Can’t envision what it would have been like for it to be perceived as “space age”. To break with that vision of Gibson as an old person’s guitar McCarty et al went full-blown...
I have a V2 that I purchased from the 12th fret several years ago. It’s black sparkle. They actually have a walnut one in stock at the moment (and an RD Standard). Hard to believe the prices these much maligned oddballs are selling for these days. The Walnut V2 is asking $3999 CDN!
I’ve always had a fascination with “shapes” guitars and their outlandish lines flaunting conventional norms of guitar styling. Ever since I got my third guitar, a 1990 Gibson ’67 RI, I’ve become something of a specialist in the Gibson modernistics.
Flying V’s, Explorers, and Modernes were...
I have used 6-7 different tunings (at least) over the years, and often would use 4-5 to play a given gig. I always had way too many guitars on stage
at this show I had a relatively restrained 4 instruments. probably did drop D from a standard tuning without a second instrument.