Show me your '58 style Flying Vs!

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I got a '67 RI V a couple of months back and I love, love, love it!

I want to see your natural '58 style Vs whether they be Gibson, Epiphone, Hamer, or other brands. I'm wondering what is the best way to get on the Korina V wagon, whether it might be an old Japanese made copy, a Gibson CS (seem very expensive but nice!) or if there are any boutique builders out there that specialise in these.

I'm not completely set on a price range, or even whether it must be made from Korina or a similar looking wood.

Thanks a bunch!
 

Kostas

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Can you afford a Gibson Korina V and if you can afford do you want to spend so much money for a guitar? I'm talking about the 80's RI and some ltd CS editions, I don't think anyone would spend money for a real '58 unless he's a millionaire.

I would suggest a Bacchus Korina, they released a ltd line a few years back if I'm correct. You can find them for $1000 - $1500 and their quality is great.

I bought my Bacchus Mango V last year for a little over $600. Mango usually looks like black Korina but mine has flame on the front & back of the body making it look like flame mahogany. The quality is very good and it's not even MIJ like the Korina series.




 

Daka3

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Love, love, LOVE my Czech Epiphone Korina V with SD 59's. Solid white limba, baby!

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moosewayne

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If I ever have money again, I just may search out a builder and have me a korina V made.
A korina double-cut, single pickup Jr. is also on this list.

Bob Mould played an Ibanez Rocket Roll in Husker Du.
 

BADHAK

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My next guitar will be a V
I've only played one 67 reissue, but i was so impressed i just gotta have one. I'm a massive Schenker fan so the gas is strong.
 

Mattbedrock

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I decided on a mix of Gibson and Epiphones for my Korina fix. My Korina Flying V is an Epi from Korea. It has turned out to be my favorite guitar for playing slide, but is a versatile and good sounding and playing ax.

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Can you afford a Gibson Korina V and if you can afford do you want to spend so much money for a guitar? I'm talking about the 80's RI and some ltd CS editions, I don't think anyone would spend money for a real '58 unless he's a millionaire.

I would suggest a Bacchus Korina, they released a ltd line a few years back if I'm correct. You can find them for $1000 - $1500 and their quality is great.

I bought my Bacchus Mango V last year for a little over $600. Mango usually looks like black Korina but mine has flame on the front & back of the body making it look like flame mahogany. The quality is very good and it's not even MIJ like the Korina series.




That is absolutely gorgeous!

I could probably stretch to an '83 reissue. Are they decent? I'd probably get one that's been round the block as I will want to get everything as I would want it re: pickups, frets and finish.

What should I be paying for an '83 reissue? And how accurate are they?
 

soulohio

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I would suggest a Bacchus Korina, they released a ltd line a few years back if I'm correct. You can find them for $1000 - $1500 and their quality is great.

I bought my Bacchus Mango V last year for a little over $600. Mango usually looks like black Korina but mine has flame on the front & back of the body making it look like flame mahogany. The quality is very good and it's not even MIJ like the Korina series.

How is the Mango wood tonally? Does Bacchus have any V's or Explorers with inlaid fret boards?
 

Pushead

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Black Limba, the same wood as "korina" (also know as white limba) but taken from a lower portion of the tree.
 




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