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    '67 Flying V's

    I know this is an ancient thread, but I think this is the explanation. Check out this eBay listing that just ended earlier today. No volute, I doubt ever had a made in the USA stamp, etc., and despite all the mods and issues, definitely from 1975...
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    Vintage cases, usually sold out of the Atlanta area?

    Has anyone bought one of these cases over the past few years? I haven’t. But here is a recent link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/294143454701?hash=item447c50eded:g:gTsAAOSwfuBghIc4#vi__app-cvip-panel
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    Please delete - premature post

    Please delete - thanks!
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    1958 Flying V just listed on Reverb

    You are welcome, Burst Magnate. May I ask, is this ‘58 V yours? Or any connection to the guitar? The reason I ask: obviously people are curious, and I think everyone would like to know anything they could learn about its history. ‘58 Vs obviously don’t turn up very often, particularly a...
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    1958 Flying V just listed on Reverb

    Just to reiterate, I have absolutely zero personal experience with any original ‘50s Flying Vs. Absolute zero. This guitar could very well be genuine, and worth every penny of the asking price. I truly have no idea, and smarter and more experienced experts should be the ones who verify these...
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    1958 Flying V just listed on Reverb

    I’ve never even held an original ‘58 V in my hands. So, please take these comments with a grain of salt. Or disregard completely, if you prefer. But I’ve held hundreds of ‘50s Gibsons and owned dozens of them in my life. I’ve never seen a serial number that looks quite like that. It looks like...
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    1958 Flying V just listed on Reverb

    Same photos on their website, if anyone wants to see them there. They are very interesting. https://rudysmusic.com/collections/electric-guitars/products/c-gibson-1958-flying-v-sn-8-2547-w-ohsc
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    1958 Flying V just listed on Reverb

    https://reverb.com/item/39766715-gibson-flying-v-1958-natural Anyone come across this one before? Or knows anything about its history? I just Googled the serial, and the only thing I could find was this ‘58 Skylark lap steel listing that (at least according to the description) has the same...
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    What's the earliest confirmed Patent-sticker guitar?

    Not until late 1967 or so. Possibly even early 1968. Tons of false information out there about when the change to T-Tops began. There might be a random example we can find earlier than this, but the bottom line is: expect to find pre-T-Top bobbins very deep into 1967.
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    It’s that time of year again - your pick for most undervalued Gibson model and why

    Here we are again at year end. We’ve had this subject come up several times in the past. Please give your own personal pick for (as of year-end 2020) the most undervalued Gibson model, and why. This could be something super common. Or it could be something more obscure. For the sake of...
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    Dimensions for a single body “wing” of a ‘58 korina V?

    By any chance, does anyone out there have an original korina ‘58 Flying V for reference? I’m trying to nail down the exact dimensions for one of the body “wings” if that is something anyone has access too. Thanks in advance!
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    Theory about black “1967” Les Paul (wraparound tailpiece, not the Torpedo Joe one)

    First - some background to make an important point about pot codes: Skip to around 5:45 in this video about a Les Paul Deluxe from circa 1970: https://youtu.be/b3shwV1vTdg This is just one example, luckily here in YouTube video form which makes it simple for me to point to here, but I have...
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    One of these days... maybe we’ll talk about FACTORY BLACK 67-71 SG Standards?

    I’ve tried to “tee up” this topic a couple of times, in the past, but it has only been met with cricket chirps. I wanted to check see if anyone can add any knowledge about the subject of FACTORY BLACK (and ONLY factory black) SG Standards during the “batwing” era (1967 though first part of...
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    EVH has died

    RIP legend. One of the very best.
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    Who bought this factory black top early ‘70s Les Paul Deluxe?

    Was considering it, but didn’t trust the lack of feedback. If legit, this was a steal: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-Les-Paul-Deluxe-1970s-good-condition-1-owner/402438155799?hash=item5db32eee17:g:~msAAOSw50xfYV~z#vi__app-cvip-panel