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'58/'59 Black-guard "V" pics?

RickN

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I'm trolling for pictures of original '59/'59 Flying Vs with black pickguards. I know there weren't many. I have a privately-built all-Korina V replica, and while searching the 'net for original V pictures, I found the site I posted in the other V thread. In that site, there's a picture of an original black-guard V. I thought it looked kinda cool, and decided I'll put a black guard on mine just for some variation. My WD guard arrived today. I went back and looked at that site again and noticed something - the plastic output jack mounting ring on the black-guard V is white, like all the rest.

Two things spring to mind:

1. It's a replacement because the original black one broke
2. It's original, and they never made black output jack mounting rings.

So... I'm looking for more pictures of original black-guard Vs to see if they all came that way...

Yes, I'm an AVH, even with Vs...

Thanks for any assistance.
 

Cody

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Actually, the white ring could well be original, but they did make black/black ones too.

All of the black guard/white ring combos I've seen were on V's shipped in the early '60s... with an emphasis on "I've seen" as a caveat.
 

Heritagepete

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mofinco? have u taken a in depth photo of your flame top?? if u have or deery deery me????? is that your screen saver???????????????????? :bonk
 

RickN

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Cody said:
Actually, the white ring could well be original, but they did make black/black ones too.

All of the black guard/white ring combos I've seen were on V's shipped in the early '60s... with an emphasis on "I've seen" as a caveat.
Thanks, Cody. I'll probably leave the white ring on mine with the black guard. I like my stuff to be a tiny bit 'different'... :lol Thanks for the reply. :salude
 
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