Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar  

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A classic reborn.

Solo your way into the stratosphere! This rock 'n' roller is based on Gibson's Flying V. It looked modernistic in 1958 and it still does, but now it's a classic. Body is made of sustain-enhancing korina wood, naturally finished. The 24-3/4" scale neck is mahogany with rosewood fingerboard. Electronics provided by 2 Alnico Classic humbuckers controlled by 3-way switching, one tone and 2 volume knobs.

Features

  • Korina body
  • Mahogany set-in neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Alnico Classic humbuckers
  • 2 vol, 1 tone control
  • 3-way pickup switch
  • Tune-O-Matic with string-thru-body bridge
  • Gold hardware

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EpiphoneKorina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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5.0

Great Guitar

By brian Bloomfield

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

If you can't get Classic Sabbath Maiden/Priest Tones you aren't trying. Epiphone has gotten these absolutely right. The Neck is chunky kind of like a Les Paul and the Frets highly polish and leveled make this thing play fast. The Alnico Classic pickups are hot and articulate kind of like the Gibson 57 classics but a little darker and hotter but still vintage, perfect for Stoner Rock tones. In my opinion this is an off the rack gigging Guitar that stays in tune (GROVER Tuners), has the playability and tones to match the look, and has more Sustain than my 91 Les Paul Standard. The Korina body gives these a definite different character to the midrange than an all Mahogany guitar like an SG. My next guitar will be made of Korina. A lot of guitars in this price range can't match what you get from a 58 V RI. Thank you Epiphone for a great inspiring guitar that I don't have to change pickups or tuners on for reasonable price.

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(40 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Who needs a Gibson?? This is every bit as good, at a fraction of the price!

By Michael-r.uti

from Kansas

Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

I've been playing guitar since I was 14, and have always wanted a Flying V. I played a Gibson V, and none of the off brand copies even came close. The Gibson sound was unique, or so I thought until I ordered my Epi '58 Korina. This guitar was awesome in its ability to accurately reproduce the sound, and tonal qualities of the more expensive Gibson. From just listening to the sound of it being played, I'd swear I was hearing a Gibson. This guitar, right out of the box, was exceptional in fit, finish, and sound quality. The stock humbuckers give me a wide array of sounds, from mellow midrange for blues/R & B, to razor sharp screaming leads when I play metal. The only changes/adjustments made were lighter gauge strings, and a professional setup. Other than those minor things, this guitar is every bit the match for the Gibson Flying V in all areas, except price. Normal people can now afford that great Gibson sound!

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5.0

Just like a Gibson

By Ethan Wehrly

from Dayton Ohio

Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

I have been playing for about 3 years and I was looking for a new guitar. I wanted something unique and not a very common guitar. I'm only 13 years old so it's not like I can pull a Gibson es335 out of my back pocket so I had a price range in mind. When I called around the local dealers asking about a Flying V only one had it. My baby. The person told me on the phone that it was Korina wood so I wasn't sure I was going to like it but my eyes opened wide when I saw it. I had to put it on layaway. For 3 months I did any odd job I could to go get it sooner but I'm lucky the guy gave me a discount...the only concern I have with this guitar is that the gold hardware is starting to have little bumps on it so I doubt its real gold. Other than that this guitar kicks!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great V

Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

This is a fine axe. I have purchased Epiphone guitars before, I have always had to replace the tuners, but this time, they got it right! It came with gotos, not those cheap ones that they show in the picture. I love the pickups that are in it.The setup from the factory was right on out of the boxMusic123 is a great on-line store. Great price, great service, free shipping, what more do you want.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Go for it

By VWVagabond79

from Westminster, MD USA

Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

This guitar was my first "good guitar" as my others were cheaper knock-offs, the best of which being an Epiphone Firebird V. This guitar amazed me. Since I was little, V's have been attractive to me, and finally got to play one around Christmas one year. I bought it immediately after playing in the store for three hours. The neck pickup gives you a very warm, Slash-like sound, while the bridge is pretty raw. The looks can't be beat, and despite what you hear, you CAN sit with it. Easy. The only draw back I found, is that at high volumes, it squeals like a little pig. Otherwise, you cant beat it.

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(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Major Excellence

By Randy-lln6I

from Rhode Island

Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

Seriously, this guitar is totally rockin'. Like every guitar, it needed an action change to my preference. Its got an excellent dry, treble sound on the bridge pickup. The main reason I bought it is for the String-Thru body. That V just tips it off the scale. I love it and I would recommend it to teens who need some extra show-off power!

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(0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar!

By Mike D.-cUMOJ

from Massachusetts

Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

It's awesome! Visually, it's stunning. It came with Grover tuners, so it stays in tune beautifully. Some people have complained about the pickups, but I like them. They are louder than I expected and great clean and overdriven. They're great blues & rock pickups and can definitely do metal with the right pedal/amps. The neck was almost perfectly straight with low action right out of the box. I can't say enough good things about this guitar! Plus, it's easier to play sitting down than most people think! The only downside is that it's neck-heavy, but nothing that you can't get used to.

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(2 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Guitar

By Josh Sadler

from Southern Iowa, USA

Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

I highly recommend this v! It's more attractive and less expensive than a Gibson and its surprisingly easy to play. I've only been playing for half of a year and I feel like a pro playing this axe.If your looking for a good buy without emptying your wallet, buy this guitar. It's got style.

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(67 of 91 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for the price

By John R-bzbRg

from Columbus Ohio

Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

This is a fine guitar. Looks great and plays even better. The neck has a smooth feel to it. The humbuckers have a lot of punch as well as a clean sound. Well worth it. This is the 3rd Epiphone guitar in my collection and will not be the last.

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(23 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beauty and the beast!

By G.

from Norway

Comments about Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar:

This guitar is the beauty and the beast of my guitar-collection! My main guitar is a Gibson, but when it comes to looks, this guitar is as good as the Gibson. A beauty! I changed the bridge-humbucker to a Gibson Dirty Fingers-humbucker, and the guitar turned into a beast!

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