Exceptionally rare, the original run of korina Flying Vs was likely lower than 100 units, and fizzled out in 1959 due to lack of demand. It wouldn't be until 1966 that Gibson would attempt to re-release the guitar, this time with a slightly more restrained design.
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 serial number:
Year: 1958 (according to serial number) Manufacturer: Gibson Model: EH-500 Skylark Case: Original Hard Color:Natural Description: 1958 Gibson EH-500 SkylarkSerial # 8 2547. 1958 saw the introduction o