A lovely, near MINT example of the first korina body Flying V to be made by Gibson since the original late 50's run. This is the more desirable and early, 'A' serial number series too...
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Did someone say Korina V? Yup, 1982 Korina body Gibson Flying V Heritage Series to be exact.
Reissued in 1981, these guitars were ‘faithful’ reproductions of the now legendary Korina Flying Vs released in 1958 in an attempt by Ted Carthy of stepping away from the traditional and some would say stale image that Gibson had adhered to in the wake of the ever increasing popularity of Fender.
Condition wise, this guitar is nearly immaculate, the Korina grain showcased wonderfully by the tinted lacquer. There are a few dings to the finish but it looks like this guitar has only been lightly played in the past 38 years.
Some interesting factory markings under the pickguard to have a look at. The neck is in great shape, the finish is still glossy with a slight mark near the third fret and plenty of life left in the original frets.
Hardware does exhibit some very slight wear which again suggests very little use.
Plastics are in great shape as you’d expect.
Electrically none of the solder joints look to have been disturbed with the pot codes reading 23rd week of 1980 and unmolested Tim Shaw humbuckers dated 1982.
The guitar comes with its correct brown hardshell case with pink lining, the handle is fully intact which is a rare thing, but one latch does not work.
Once you’ve figured out comfortable way to hold the guitar (possible suggestion would be to skip the sitting down and stick it on a strap, one foot up on the monitor) we’re in familiar Gibson territory, especially to those of you who’ve wrangled an SG, albeit with a bit more wood to contend with. Easy access to the whole neck, the Shaw humbuckers delivering a solid rock tone with the Korina yielding a slightly lighter timbre than its mahogany cousin.
If its good enough for Albert then it should for you. You will be noticed with this around your neck. Grab it before it gets away.
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