1998 1958/59 Korina Flying V

 
1958 /1959 Korina Flying V
Gibson introduced this historic replica of the 58 Flying V in 1998. Subsequently it has been renamed "59" and since then the numbering reflects a historic 59 number. Here are the Gibson specs :
 

Gibson looks to the future and finds truly inspirational design ideas. The breathtaking result of such daring is the new Gibson Flying V. The impressive appearance of this new model would be a real asset to the combo musician with flair for showmanship. 

The engineers at Gibson have paid the highest attention to details on this instrument. The solid body construction is of the finest Korina. The extra-fast action neck is of matching Korina with the Gibson adjustable truss rod. 

The rosewood fingerboard has attractive pearl dot inlays. The ABR-1 bridge permits the adjustment of string action and individual string lengths for perfect intonation. For greater guitar playing ease while sitting down, there is the "no slip strip." 

The twin '57 Classic PAF reissue humbucking pickups are located for contrasting bass and treble response, with separate volume controls and a master tone control. Equipped with a toggle switch to activate either or both pickups. 

Materials: 

  • Korina neck & body 
  • Binding: None 
  • Hardware: Gold 
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR-1 Tune-o-matic / Original "V" 
  • Pickups: Two '57 Classic HBs 
  • Controls: two volume, one tone, 3-way switch 
  • Fingerboard: 22 fret Rosewood fingerboard with Pearl dot inlay 
  • Scale Length/Nut Width: 24 3/4" / 1 11/16" 
  • Finishes: Antique Natural 
It is to be noted that the case is a replica of the original 58 case.