- Oct 27, 2015
I have been bitten by the Korina or otherwise the Flying V bug, and I am debating getting a CS one or a replica. These days Gibson only has mahogany at the moment. What would you guys pick if you could? Just curious to see the opinions. The first image is flipped because I am lefty.
The neck joint on the V is actually original 1958 v style and not shoddy work.Sure, here are pics of each. Both are korina with Brazilian fingerboards. The Explorer is a Veschenko, refinished by Protocaster Guitars before I bought it. LOVE IT...only downside to me is the two-piece body, but honestly I couldn't imagine a better playing Explorer...love everything else about it. Previous owner put in Wizz pickups and had stainless frets added when refinished. The guy I bought it from advised me that a run of Vs were also made by Vaschenko and finished by Protocaster...would buy one of those in a heartbeat.
The V was built by Sonicguitars who sells on Reverb. When I got it I couldn't believe the neck joint....looks terrible, like a Fender/Gibson hybrid, cut it like a Fender and glued it like Gibson. Was honestly going to return it until I played it..sounds great with the custom pickups it came with, has a really nice neck with c or very soft v, and plays like a dream despite that godawful neck joint...a joy to play and couldn't bring myself to return it. Might eventually do something to visually correct that neck joint though.
Oh really? I didn’t realize ‘58 neck joints were any different from ‘59. Thought there was a step (neck narrower) just underneath the fretboard where it extends into body…similar to LPs.The neck joint on the V is actually original 1958 v style and not shoddy work.
Not claiming to be an expert but I have observed this aspect when pouring over photos of supposed original 1958 Gibson Flying V guitars.Oh really? I didn’t realize ‘58 neck joints were any different from ‘59. Thought there was a step (neck narrower) just underneath the fretboard where it extends into body…similar to LPs.