Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar  

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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 kori... Read More

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Overview

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 23 reviews)

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4.0

Epiphone Korina 58 Flying V

By Karen Highman

from Springfield, Ohio

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

I bought one of these because I love the look. More than the current Gibson V's that I could come close to affording. I wanted a white guitar and didn't want to put the bucks into an expensive guitar just to have the wood painted. I love the strings thru body and the gold v shaped string plate. I gave the stock pickups a try but they sounded cheap to me. They are the same exact pickup in the bridge and neck positions. Heavy suckers!I switched them out for a Gibson burstbucker bridge pu and an old Dimarzio PAF DP 103 in the neck. The 2 pickups together sound awesome. First time I've had a guitar with 2 volumes, one tone, that will be fun experimenting with. I wasn't going to think about gigging with it until it sounded closer to my Les Paul. I'm happy with the sound now. The fretboard and frets are nice, smooth and fast, I don't need to polish or level or anything. Now for the neck. I'm not happy with the baseball bat feel, it's just WAY too fat. So I'm going to reshape the neck. I would be taking the finish off anyway, it feels too sticky when I play it. Then I'll find out whether it's a mahogany or walnut or ? neck. I've heard lots of different woods on the neck. I'm hoping shaving some wood off doesn't affect the tone too much. I am also going to put a nicer nut, bone or something, the plastic one is cheap looking. It doesn't have a long tenon joint like the Gibsons which might affect the sustain a little. It is a little neck heavy, but I expected that. Once the neck is done I think this guitar will be fantastic! I have some locking Sperzel tuners I may try on it. But the stock tuners seem fine actually. I will probably start replacing things like switches and pots, bridge at a later date, it looks like the "gold plating" (which has a red/orangish tint) which is not great quality will start flaking off eventually. I think this will end up being one of my favorites after I "customize" a little more. I'm pretty happy with quality versus price.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW

By Brandon Dimino

from Va Beach, Va

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

This guitar is amazing plays like butter. This guitar sounds great live and when recording.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Satisfaction Guaranteed

By Bryan

from Fredericksburg, VA

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

I had been longing for an Epi Les Paul to accompany my Epi SG but then I saw this V and knew I had to have it. I like the weight and bigger neck on the V. The SG is nice but its a little light and I like the heavier feel of the V. Its a solid guitar and a beautiful instrument and it plays great. The humbucker in the bridge screams and the combination of the neck and bridge pickups has a great, warm rhythm sound. Epi is truly the top of the line of affordable instruments. Also - a side note - this is the first instrument I've purchased online and was quite surprised to find that they came with an owners manual, allen wrench to adjust the truss rod, a instrument/amp cable (cheapy but works great with hand held recording devices, etc.) and a neat little poster of other epiphone guitars. When you buy a guitar at the store it's all you can do to get a set of strings and a few picks from them. At least I know with this instrument, it hasn't been handled by every greasy fingered schmo off the street.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent choice!

By Paul Roberts

from Hackensack, NJ

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

Bought this Axe used without trying it from Albany NY Guitar Center. It was better than anticipated! Great finish and comfortable mahogany neck. After a minor set-up, it was even better.Guys in my group loved the tone!This guitar is a good substitute for a 1983 Gibson re-issue Korina V which I stupidly sold in the 1980's & can't afford to replace. I highly recommend this import Epiphone.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vintage Tone - Modern Looks

By Bradley

from Beaumont, Texas

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

The Epiphone Korina V delivers big features for a modest price.The action was high out of the box, but adjusted easily to my preference. The finish is outstanding. The Korina wood is outstanding. Mahogany for bite, Korina for snarl. Cheap top hats should be replaced with G-Speed knobs. Excellent for Vintage Blues and Southern Rock.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Totally Awesome!

By Nick

from New York

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

I have been looking for a V guitar for sometime now and i found this one.I love the tone it gives you an awesome metal experience yet it brings out a clean tone too.I was looking at this and the Korina Explorer and found this one to be the best out of the both.I own a les paul custom (Epiphone) and a Gibson standard but this guitar simply ROCKS!!!!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar!

By XxSlipKnoTguyxX

from Jackson Heights,New York

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

I came to Guitar Center to look for a bass,and this Electric guitar caught my eye. I decided to take a little break from looking for basses and plugged this baby in. It sounded amazing! I never thought a guitar could sound so great! I didn't tune it I used it it as it was tuned and it rocked. I recommend this guitar for Jazz and Metal players.

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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wanna see why Epi was once GIbson's Biggest Rival?

By Lyndon K Delago

from Gunpowder, MD

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

This guitar is unbelievable. The body is so light, and even on my crapy Maestro practice amp (it came from target to give you an idea), that guitar makes the amp sound good! The Only thing I can say wrong with it is that the picks ups aren't hot enough for pure metal madness but they're almost there. It even comes with a rubber pad on the bottom wing so you can play without the stereo typical V form while playing sitting down. If You want a Legit V That can put the Gibson ones to shame, this is a must have

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Grrreat Gui-tar!!

By Cale

from Colombia

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

Awesome guitar, great feel, very light, great finish. The Korina has great sustain although it makes the guitar's body so light that it nosedives when not held properly. The only small problem is when you try to adjust the action since the bridge gets easily damaged. The pickups' sound is warm which allows me to play the styles i like, although I intend on putting some shpr-1 seymour duncans on my axe to get a wider tonal variety. Overall the best price/ quality ratio on the market: excellent value.

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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar, Good Price

By Levi

from Cleveland, Ohio

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

This is an awesome guitar. The price was gentle enough for me to pick it up with the cash I earned at my summer job 6 years ago and it plays like I dropped a small mint. This V is nice and light with a smooth fretboard and thin neck, easy to run up and down. The original pickups were nice and warm but I chose to swap them out for some custom ones. Overall This guitar plays like a Cadillac for the price of a KIA.

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