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Discussion in 'Other Gibsons' started by Reverb, Apr 28, 2016.
2003 Faded series V that I put a bigsby on. Great guitar, bad picture
Precision Guitar Kits Korina Vee.... awesome!
IMG_4820 by David McCarroll, on Flickr
looks great whats the neck carve like?
Mildly odd but very comfortable - sort of a cross between a 59 LP and a soft V shape - only concern I have is the guitar is a bit neck heavy - probably not helped by the Ebony fingerboard (standard on the kit) and due to the difference in the shape of the headstock you have to use mini Grovers, not Klusons - This one has Burstbuckers in it, and through a JCM 800 running about 50% flat chat it sounds extraordinary.
For a $350 kit it is a very, very cost effective and enjoyable route to Korina Vee heaven (and it's a 2 piece body AND Korina neck, not twenty pieces like the Epiphones, which are nice in their own right, but not the same thing at all; and have a maple neck).
Highly recommended - Nitro finish by rattlecans.
Man - I remember one of those coming through our shop just after they were released - it was the fattest sounding Gibson I think I have ever played - I really, really wish I bought that guitar!
Yours is killer!
Did you set the neck yourself? cheers
Not mine anymore but I figure it's so unique some of you might get a kick out of it.
After market pearloid plastics
Fret markers done aftermarket
Coil tap switch added
If I recall correctly a TP6 tailpiece
My two Vees chilling out on the sofa
Hi Ben - haven't been here for a while and missed this - yes, I did - the fit is pretty much perfect, there was a tiny divot of Limba in the pocket that the CNC machine had missed, but a sharp chisel and two seconds of gentle paring away solved that - PGK's workmanship is fantastic, but it always pays to check something like a glue in neck joint about a hundred times before adding glue and clamps to the equation.
Another oddity of the PGK kit is that the profiling of the rear of the headstock makes using Kluson style machine heads impossible (it's hard to explain, but they just don't - the mounting screws for both E tuners on the body side overshoot the edge of the headstock), so you need to use something like MiniGrovers or very, very similar machine heads, hence those tuners on my axe.
As a beginner's introduction to a set neck kit if you want to try something other than the ubiquitous Juniors these are a lot of fun!
Love every V here! Here's mine, refinished Faded V
my 2014 LE V with BB pros. they sound killer in the V
Murphy Korina on the left, 50th anni Korina on the right and the Korina Explorer in the middle. Did I say I love the odd shaped guitars? Unfortunately I don't own either of them anymore but dearly miss them, especially the Explorer
Explorers and Vs are a great pair!
'93 Rudolf Schenker V. I have the original pick guard signed by Rudi at the Gibson factory, and Uli Roth at a later date stashed away.
'78 Flying V2
A '58 copy that I made from scratch.
Decided to take proper pics...
The Raven Flying V by James A. Willis:
East wall (top left to top right)
Ken Meyer Walnut V
Kurt Wilson Korina V
Dean USA Schenker Retro V
Gibson Custom Shop Standard V
Dean USA Schenker Flamed V
Third Coast Guitars V
Kurt Wilson Korina V
East Wall (bottom left to bottom right)
Gibson 67 V
Hamer Korina Vector
Dean USA Schenker Kaleidoscope V
Hiro Kido 58 Korina V
DGN Black Limba V
Only one missing in a Gibson Reissue Korina V which is in the shop.