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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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!
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:
This is just one example, luckily here in YouTube video form which makes it simple for me to point to here, but I have...
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...
Was considering it, but didn’t trust the lack of feedback.
If legit, this was a steal:
I’ve said this in many different posts over the years, but I think it needs repeating.
I can’t stand reading this incorrect fact anymore.
I’m not talking about prototype pickups when I say the following - I’m talking about regular production pickups:
Virtually every written history you will...
Thought you might find this interesting. This is an obscure chapter in the history of the Skylark lap steel that has intrigued me for a while, and there is very little good info out there on the subject: