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Gibson Custom Shop Flying V Vs. Replica Korina Flying V

amorrow

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Not claiming to be an expert but I have observed this aspect when pouring over photos of supposed original 1958 Gibson Flying V guitars.
Can you share any photos showing full-width tenon? Pleasantly surprised given that makes my replica more accurate than I thought, but I’ve just never seen pics of an original built like that.
 

Bobby Marshall

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Check this thread for some original 58 neck joints and a few others. 81E206CC-CA04-42DC-9B12-D32E3CEA797C.jpeg
 
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amorrow

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Check this thread for some original 58 neck joints and a few others.
Great thread with detailed images. But all pics in that thread show the type of tenon common with Gibsons, regardless if heel was shaped on the neck (like LPs) or extended from body (which I think is more common on original Vs). No pics in that thread show a tenon as found on Sonic Guitars replicas, where the tenon doesn't narrow until after the fretboard. This leaves a very visible, sloppy looking joint that I haven't seen on any Gibson....it looks more like a Fender but glued in, which is weird.

Pic from that thread...
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Sonic Guitars replica...
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Sonic Guitars replica...
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Clean joint from body to neck, what it should look like regardless whether a V has the extended tongue to form heel from body, or if it's part of the neck like my Vaschenko/Protocaster finished Explorer...
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