Are vintage Flying V's allowed here? :)

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by mbafmike, May 13, 2017.

  1. mbafmike

    mbafmike V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    569
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    This very rare vintage beauty came around and I had to try it out! :D

     
    Mouse, jcsk8, BSeneca and 23 others like this.
  2. thatF-INGflyingVguy

    thatF-INGflyingVguy Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,201
    Likes Received:
    2,410
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    damn straight they are !!!
    very nice .
    I had the privilege of playing a 1959 once .
     
  3. yeti

    yeti Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,335
    Likes Received:
    3,130
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Great video, Mike. Can you tell us more about the history of this particular example? When I lived in Berlin I had the pleasure to play an original Vee on several occasions , courtesy of an old friend and I have to say that it is hands down the best guitar I've ever played.
     
    RAG7890 likes this.
  4. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

    Messages:
    14,791
    Likes Received:
    10,297
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    I literally just got done watching this on my channel.

    Great guitar, great sound. You're a very lucky, and talented man Mike!
     
    mbafmike likes this.
  5. Oranjeaap

    Oranjeaap Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,144
    Likes Received:
    3,719
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Nice! You've played some rare guitars for us but this one is truly special!
     
    mbafmike likes this.
  6. mbafmike

    mbafmike V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    569
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Playing this guitar cannot be made undone! LOL After that every other guitar feels like made in China. :D
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2017
    mdubya and thatF-INGflyingVguy like this.
  7. mbafmike

    mbafmike V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    569
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Somebody on Facebook made me aware of the story, that J. Page recorded 'You Shook Me' on a '59 V then had to give it back since he could not afford it at that time. Well that would be something! HAHA However the guitar I demoed did not come with a prominent story and obviously was kept in storage for decades and was rather rarely played, hence the overall fantastic condition.
     
    1969 weatherman and mrfett like this.
  8. sws1

    sws1 V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    590
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2015
    Weird. There was just an auction for a '59 V that claimed it was the guitar in that book. But when you see the photo in the book, it's different. (There was also a lot of suspicion about the guitar up for auction, and it went for a large amount of money.)

    https://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-flying-v-korina-1959-
     
    mrfett likes this.
  9. mbafmike

    mbafmike V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    569
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Well the Gibson-Logo of the auctioned guitar obviously is intact, so that cannot be. :) In the book are two small pics (above/right in my video detail) where another Flying V headstock with intact logo is depicted and the backside of the headstock with the serial number. However the serial number of the auctioned guitar there does not match that of the depicted headstock. :) Well, the guitar I demoed is one of the "not accounted for", shipped early 1960 and has no serial number at all.
     
  10. jerry47

    jerry47 Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,404
    Likes Received:
    1,360
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Beautiful, I'm not a high gain person so i love the cleans on these old guitars. Thanks.:cool2:
     
    mbafmike likes this.
  11. Droog

    Droog Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,868
    Likes Received:
    840
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Lovely sounding guitar. Great to see it being played.
     
    mbafmike likes this.
  12. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

    Messages:
    12,509
    Likes Received:
    18,386
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    As always Mike..........:wow::wow::wow::wow: :thumbs: :applause::applause:

    Thanks heaps for the demo. :h5: :)

    Cheers, Rudi
     
    mbafmike likes this.
  13. mrfett

    mrfett HJ Lover Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,219
    Likes Received:
    940
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    thanks for the awesome video and the post here, love your vids and appreciate the closeup camera work you do.
     
    mbafmike likes this.
  14. lpcustom69

    lpcustom69 Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,019
    Likes Received:
    539
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Awesome guitar! Thanks for the video!
     
    mbafmike likes this.
  15. LeftyF2003

    LeftyF2003 Premium Member

    Messages:
    6,996
    Likes Received:
    7,688
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Incredible guitar. I always wanted one. Used to visit a '60 at a place called Guitars Unlimited back in the early 80s. Could have picked it up for around 5 grand. I imagine they go for a bit more than that now! :rofl:
     
    mbafmike likes this.
  16. musicmaniac

    musicmaniac Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,096
    Likes Received:
    2,212
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Incredible! Thanks for sharing. :cheers:
     
    mbafmike likes this.
  17. brentrocks

    brentrocks Guitar Hack Premium Member

    Messages:
    4,225
    Likes Received:
    1,939
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    GREAT VIDEO!!!!!
     
    mbafmike likes this.
  18. jaik

    jaik Senior Member

    Messages:
    645
    Likes Received:
    604
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    mbafmike always makes the best demos.
    I played a 58 V once many years ago, and it was the most striking electric guitar I've ever laid a hand on, at the time at very least. I thought it might be hype from their rarity but they really are shockingly great instruments.
     
    mbafmike and RevWillie like this.
  19. ColdCobra

    ColdCobra Senior Member

    Messages:
    644
    Likes Received:
    286
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    fantastic video. Those clean sounds - whoa!
     
    mbafmike likes this.
  20. HardCore Troubadour

    HardCore Troubadour Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,715
    Likes Received:
    5,315
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    hey there CC...where have you been bro?
     
    ColdCobra likes this.

Share This Page