epiphone flying V

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  1. eyerish

    eyerish Member

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    What do you guys think about the Epiphone '58 flying V?

    I just put one on layaway and I am wondering about the country of manufacture. Its used so no tags or such and it does not have it on the body/neck anywhere.

    Do any of you know what serial range tells whether Korean or Chinese?

    Here are a couple crappy cell phone pics. Better to come when I get it home.

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    Pinkie Senior Member

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    Pull the pick ups out and see what the body wood is.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    The serial# will tell where it was made - and it usually it is written on the guitar
     
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    Pinkie Senior Member

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    Yes post the serial number too.
    Chinese are usually made of basswood with a laminate on the top and back to make it look like Korina
     
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    FUS44 Senior Member

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    I think they rule. I don't give a shit if it is made out the reconstituted maxi pads from culled from leperous Martian whores. It sounds nasty, good nasty.

    Donald Duck Dunn said it best : "If the shit fits wear it. Now scoot over goddammit".

    Let your ears decide.
     
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    I did,thats why I am buying it,duh.

    I know its on the guitar(serial number) thats why I asked about the serial number range,double duh.

    Thanks for the link. Mine may be a 2011 model,so Chinese. The weird thing is the info in the link(although it seems to be talking abot Epi Les Pauls) says the 3rd and 4th digits are the month. My 3rd and 4th are 60. So maybe the V's are different or it is actually the day of the year,like the 2nd,3rd and 4th numbers on a Gibson Lester.

    Either way I will look under the pups when I get it home. To see what I may see about the wood. Thanks again for the link.

    Thanks for any info from the lot of ya. although you are an angry bunch,LoL.
     
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  9. eyerish

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    Well now it looks as though it may be a March 2006 Korean made. Now I may start thinking about putting some Burstbucker or 57s in it.

    Hey "A string Bounce" why are you having a "bitch fit"?
     
  10. A string bounce

    A string bounce Senior Member

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    1998-Current
    Alnico Classic humbuckers
    Korina body
    Set mahogany neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
    Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
    12" fingerboard radius
    22 medium-jumbo frets
    Flying-V headstock with embossed Epiphone logo
    Tune-o-matic bridge with string-thru tailpiece
    2-ply half-size white pickguard
    Gold hardware
    14:1 ratio Grover vintage-style die-cast tuners
    Black top-hat knobs
    2 Vol. 2 Tone Controls
    3-way toggle switch
    24.75" scale
    1.68" nut width

    Colors

    Arctic White
    Ebony
    Korina

    Korean or Chinese??? either seem to be made from Korina??
    I have an early 99 model, and at the time of purchase, I also had one of the 'ugly' Gibby 84 models (no pickguard' TRC etc) weight wise I remember them being on par with each other? Needless to say ended up trading the Gibby off and kept the Epi!
    She was Natural Korina to start with but the only original parts left now are obviously the body/neck and pickguard. I totally re done the thing from top to bottom inside out. It's not a replica of any particular Vee, but just what I wanted from one. So yeah Eyerish' go for it! mod it to the eyeballs, they are very cool guitars. Here's a couple of pics of mine.
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    btw' I never have bitch fits' I'm always too loved up!:hippie:
     
  11. eyerish

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    That is a beautiful guitar. I had a 70/71 MM with a maestro on it. Here are a couple pics with my son 7 years ago(he is now nearly 26 and my youngest)

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    I'm not sure what the body wood is, but it is not korina. Atleast mine is not.
    It has a thin layer of Korina veneer, but the body is something different. I don't know exactly what it is.
    All joking aside,(I'm not angry, I'm passionate.....;)) I have a 98 flying v and it was my main guitar for 6 years. I have mercifully retired it to home use after many falls and dings. Just because it says epiphone, that doesn't mean crap. Again, let your ears decide.
     
  14. eyerish

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    I do like the guitar thats why I am buying it.

    I will try the pull the pups idea to see if the wood makeup can be determined.

    It looks to be a Korean made from March of 2006. It is in immacualte shape so it should be fun.

    I may however just for S's and G's. Change out the pups and pots and wiring.
     
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    Dang thats a beauty Git. I really like that rig for sure. Now I have to mop the drool of my PC.
     
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    Hey how did you handle the string through holes? Can you put up a pic of the back please?
     
  17. eyerish

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    here are some more pics that the shop took.

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    the V looks great, i really like those epi 58 V's and explorers. They look real classy with the gold hardwayre.
     
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    [/QUOTE]Hey how did you handle the string through holes? Can you put up a pic of the back please?[/QUOTE]

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    Sorry bout the crap pic' it's top loading now' ala maestro.........the original holes had been doweled prior paint. Your Vee looks sweet Eyerish, bet you cant wait for her now heh? Lots more pics please when you get her home.:slash:
     
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    This is a crappy pic of mine. I beat the hell out of this guitar.
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    Here's a pic of the picking wear, but also illustrates the veneer/body match.
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