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Epiphone 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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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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(42 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar

By leprechaun007

from nashville, tn

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

I've had mine for about 4 years now. i got it cuz it looked cool, and turns out it plays and sounds great. I changed out the stock pickups for a pair of seymour duncans as they are a little flat, and replaced the tuning keys with gibsons. The sustain enhancing korina wood is insanely lightweight (the neck actually weighs more than the body) and seems to give it a brighter sound. I just got a marshall bluesbreaker combo, and this thing really makes it rock. The only downside is that the neck tends to fall downward when playing it, but it doesn't take much to get used to it. I definitely recommend it.

(17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ephiphones Rule

By Art (ACE)

from Baltimore, Maryland

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

I just purchased the V last week. I own 3 Ephiphone Les Pauls. Like the Les Pauls, the Ephiphone V Rocks. I have played Gibsons and they play great, however for less than $ 500 I have a very cool instrument. Ephiphone is the BEST value in Electric Guitars, period.

(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

(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.

(13 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile Guitar Sweet Price

By metalhead42

from Michigan

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

I absolutely love this guitar! I wish I could own it, but it's out of my price range new at least. Anyway, this is awesome guitar for a excellent price. The gold hardware is very classy, but gives it cool modern look too. The neck is very fast and this flying V is very easy to play compared to some other ones. I truly love the finish, but I think the black version with the gold hardware is more appealing. That's my opinion though. This an overall excellent guitar with great clean and distorted tones. A Highly reccommended guitar.

(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.

(10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Great Great

By van halen 1254

from illinois

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

I play this and play this I can't put it down. I like the look and the easy to hold feel. It is worth the money cause of its great tone and wonderful pickups. The color is a nice touch i strongly recomend it.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound, low cost

By Ken B.

from Phoenix,AZ

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

Just picked up this guitar in the closeout section of my local store. It was too good to pass up and I'm glad I grabbed it. The finish, hardware and setup were as nice as any guitar over $1000. I mainly play heavier stuff so these pickups aren't as hot as I normally run but they still give you really nice bite. The neck pickup is very similar to a DiMarzio MegaDrive sound, very warm without any unwanted distortion. It's great for getting that smooth David Gilmore sound. Definitely worth the money.

(7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

this is a "dude is that yours?!" guitar

By evilxtoast1979

from maryland

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

so i went to guitar center to get an upgrade from my ibanez and i saw this bad boy staring me in the face. so i tried it and loved it. it had great sound quality and shouted classic rock all over it. however, i dont think this guitar is for mostly because it DOES NOT STAY IN TUNE for more then like five minutes. the tone is really low and just didnt suit me. sp im taking it back or selling it. But if you love clasic rock and blues and would like something else besides the overrated and overused les pau, this is for you.

(4 of 4 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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone Korina Flying V (1958) Electric Guitar

By Chad

from Westport, MA

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

I am getting this guitar for christmas, I went to guitar center and tried out a few different guitars. This guitar caught my eye. It gives a great sound, especially with its two sets of humbuckers. You can play any style of music with this guitar, I have only been playing for about 1/2 years and I have an Ibanez G410, peavey raptor exp, and a takamine & Co, And This guitar sounded better then every single one of my guitars. Make sure you get a good strap for this guitar and take good care of it, I am getting the coffin case, because it is strong and the guitar will not break. This guitar is amazing for the price.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great geetar

By Geetar Boie

from Victorville CA

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

I have owned this geetar for aa month now and it is one of my favorites. It has a clean look very nice and a good feel to the neck. I never really liked epiphones but when I played then five mintues later bought it, it changed my mind about epiphones.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Coolest Guitar EVER!!!!!!

By Vfan07

from Sacramento

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

Thi is the Coolest Guitar ever it is my first guitar and I think i got A Great Deal It sounds just the same as any and it looks cool too. It sounds good on al Distortions amd amps. I have had a few problems with the input Jack. The Washer has Fallen off twice and a wire came undone but they put it back and now it works perfect. This is a great guitar for a beginner or anyone.

(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!!!!

(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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds GREAT through all my amps

By anaxaplaysia

from Florida

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

I saw this guitar and was attracted by the clean looks and of course, it's a V. The fit and finish of this instrument makes the same price Gibsons look a little lacking. Very good fret job and nice low action once I set it up and the sound is classic. Not too bright but very strong in the mid tones. Perfect for 70's rock and good for almost anything. It does not have that 'sterile' rock sound of the 80's on. Some people think every guitar should have that sound but then why would you have more than one guitar? If you want to crank the presence setting on your amp it will pass for a 'newer' tone but set at moderate levels and just a little overdrive this guitar will make you remember the roots of rock and perhaps make you explore a different avenue. I couldn't be happier with this instrument. Perfect for 70's rock and nice and singing for solos.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

anthony

By anthony

from wayne, NJ

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

This is great out of the box! Great sound, although awkward if you're not used to playing this shape. Looks great too! I recommend it if you're into v's!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar!!!

By Steven

from Colorado

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

A great guitar i picked it up and played it once and fell in love. I bought it the same day and have loved it since. it is easy to play and is very comfortable. I recommend this guitar for anyone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If You Want Heavy Sounds

By Andrew A.

from Holbrook, Long Island

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

This is the Guitar to get. No other Epiphone will get a Heavier, Darker sound then the V. BUT, if your planning on sitting while playing, you might want to re-think this. This is a standing up Guitar, while it does "look cool" it doesnt feel cool sitting down :P

(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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