View Full Version : Wow...Epiphone 1967 Flying V's for $349.00 right now

03-12-2005, 11:20 PM

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I highly recommend these Epiphone copies of Gibson electrics....

Very high quality!

03-12-2005, 11:42 PM
You can get them in black also through Musician's Friend...

Here is a good pic from the Epiphone Website...

03-12-2005, 11:52 PM
I'd rather have this Epi...



03-12-2005, 11:55 PM

03-12-2005, 11:59 PM
Or this...



03-13-2005, 02:35 AM
I have this one....

03-13-2005, 02:38 AM
And dishere one too....

Nitro Express
03-13-2005, 04:50 AM
I have the Korina Epiphone Explorer. Mine even has good pickups. As far as the quality and setup, it was all good. The only problem with Epiphones is the cheap ass toggle switch and pots that get scratchy real easy.

03-13-2005, 04:27 PM
Yeah my pickups in my Explorer are not bad, but they are kinda weak. Eventually I will put some Seymours in it.

The pickups on the V on the other hand, SUCK ASS. The sound is tinny and weak, and if there is even a THOUGHT of distortion on the amp...the damneable thing begins to squeal in abject misery!

As for the construction of both guitars? Flawless.....

Nitro Express
03-13-2005, 07:32 PM
Yeah but theres nothing that can't be fixed on an Epiphone with a soldering iron. I have to do the same with every Fender I've ever bought and the Epiphones are set up great from the factory. Put some new pots, switches, and pickups (If you like) and they are ready to rip. All my Epiphones have great tuning pegs and even the nut has held up well. For the money, they are great guitars.

03-13-2005, 09:01 PM
Man....350 bucks for a BRAND NEW Flying V!

I am wondering if I should apply for credit to get one of these.....Then I would have 3 Flying V's.....


03-14-2005, 08:11 AM
My Best Mate has a 69 Flying V, looks the same colour as those Korinas. (Except this is the real deal). Its interesting to hear the
bad bits involved with an Epi, if its just pickups and switches,
fuck it would be worth buying one. Do they use the same wood
as the gibsons ??

03-14-2005, 12:55 PM
Yes. ACTUAL Korina for the bodies....Maple for the necks...Rosewood for the fingerboards....

03-14-2005, 01:00 PM
Here is a look at one in black:


The Black and White models have Alder bodies and Mahogany necks, and the standard Rosewood fingerboard....

Nitro Express
03-14-2005, 01:36 PM
Supposedly Epiphone uses a lower grade of wood. Like on my Epiphone SG G-400 Custom the fingerboard is rosewood instead of ebony, but the workmanship, binding, and finish is better than some Gibsons I've looked at over the years.

Epiphone tends to glue more pieces of wood together to make a body or they use thin laminates for the top. They might use alder in place of maple in some case. They don't use the expensive Honduran mohagany that Gibson uses, they use a cheaper type of mohagany.

In the end, my Epiphon Les Paul stills sounds like a Les Paul and my Epiphone SG tottaly sounds like Angus Young when put through my JTM 45. I love both guitars.

One thing about Epiphones is the high tech polyester based finish they use won't fade or wear like laquer finishes. The gold plating on my SG has started to wear and I would like kind of a worn finish on the wood to match but it still looks brand spankin new.

For what these guitars sell for they are a steal. Most of use wouldn't be able to play some of these cool classic guitars if they just stayed in the Gibson line. I'm glad Gibson is using Epiphone to make less expensive versions that are still good gutars.

03-14-2005, 10:54 PM
If that shit is real Korina wood, I just may get a '58.

I have to see one first though before ordering thru Musician's Freind - who runs that site anyways, GC or Sam Ash? It's one of em izzunitt?

03-14-2005, 11:18 PM
Guitar Center=Musician's Friend.

03-15-2005, 03:14 AM
Originally posted by twonabomber
Guitar Center=Musician's Friend.

You got dat right, homey!

Sam Ash, I haven't heard that name in years. we used to build all kinds of MBT cabinets for them.