- Dec 15, 2013
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What years are the best years for flying V’s or does it not matter so much? Any years to avoid etc? Also which years came with cases or gigbags?
Yeah the 58’s look epic but I think for now the 67’s will suffice and I do like the bigger pickguard ! Probably looking to find something maybe late 90’s to early 00’s.Depends. I thought ‘58s were the holy grail of Vs (as they are to most/many) until I played enough ‘71-‘82 are hands down the best, IMO, Norlin be damned.
speaking of hands, they’re thin nut width, so they don’t work for many, but ‘67 RIs are not the same.
84-88 are backroutes- rare now, but not my cup of tea. 67 RIs went to about ‘15 with some attesting to different years being better/worse. Ebony went bye-bye @ 13 and they changed the name to ‘68 RI for whatever goofy reason.
everything made since (outside of the custom shop) is pure dogshit IMO in terms of aesthetic and accuracy.
You need to figure out what you want- ‘58 (korina) style or ‘67, to get better input on specifics.