1959 Korina Flying V

One of the groundbreaking Modernistic Guitars of the late 1950's, the Flying V was part of Gibson's effort to remake its "old fashioned guitar maker" image. Although original prototypes were made of mahogany, actual production models were made of a pale African wood called korina (initially used only on the Consolette and Skylark steel guitars) which was, despite its rarity, a very durable wood. Announced at the Summer NAMM show in 1957, the Flying V began shipping in the spring of 1958.
Body wood: Solid korina
Binding: N/A
Available left-handed: No
Finish Colors: Antique Natural

Neck construction: 1-piece korina
Fingerboard wood: 22 fret rosewood
Inlays: Pearloid dot
Binding: N/A
Profile: Rounded
Scale length/Nut width: 24 3/4"; 1 11/16"
Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046

Electronics & Hardware:
Pickups: '57 Classic humbuckers
Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch
Hardware color: Gold
Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR-1/String-through body
Tuner style: Vintage tulip

Collateral: Custom Shop case, Certificate of Authenticity, Custom Care Kit

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