The almost Ultimate Flying V

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    ibmorjamn Well-Known Member

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    Damn it , you want in ?
    1971 Medallion . Limited edition 300 or so made 120 or so known playable survivors.
    KK Downing just sold his for a pile of cash Michael Schenker Medallion is gone I believe.
    The medallions were made to commemorate the 1972 Olympics.
    Gibson’s needs to find this limited edition again !
     
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    That one?

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    Yes that is a fine example.
     
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    Delete this thread. Nobody must know!!
     
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    Gibson can't even find it's own ass...........................
     
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    IMO, these Gibson Medallion Flying V's, as well as the Medallion Explorers were the Norlin "Emporor's New Cloths".

    Comparing them to a real Korina V, original or not, or a Lonnie Mack V is just not fair.

    Those Medallion V's and Explorers were better than the regular production Norlin guitars but were just hype.

    https://reverb.com/p/gibson-flying-...xiSFUaAoVvEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&hfid=17443068

    Their increased value is a vendor push and an artificially inflated $ to create a buzz.

    Hey, it's old, it has to be more $'s.

    Those things were all over the place in 1974 and, if you paid over $2k for one, you were duped.

    Value wise, an early 1960's Korina leftover, would be expensive, but it would be a much better guitar and investment.

    A more attainable investment is one of the original 188 Lonnie Mack Flying V's from 1993 to 1995.

    IMO, these are better guitars and have greater value.

    Bogner & V's2.jpg
     
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    Gibson is grabbing for straws.

    Their best is history.
     
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    Thats why I said almost but they are now quite rare.
    That one has been modified and the headstock repair is not great .

    That one you have on the right Lonnie Mack quite valuable. I don’t think Gibson could know at the time the Medallion would become a lot more than a V with a metal tag on it . 2 of my favorite bands guitarist played them that’s why I favor them . The Korina copy that Ibanez made was a good buy because they were identical Gibson copy’s but they are simple.
     
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    I got that too...
     
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    Gibson put the hype on the V & Explorer with the medallion.

    They wanted to infllate the guitars to generate interest.

    Gibson is noted, like all companies, to do this.

    Dirty Fingers humbuckers were introduced in the 70's.

    OMG, IMO, those p/u's suck.

    So what does Gibson do?

    They re-introduce those little shits.

    I hated them when I was in my 20's and, now, at 66, they haunt me again.

    If shit flies, then it's great.

    Maybe those Zoot Suit finishes will come back 20 years from now.

    Hope not.
     
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    Thought I told you to stop, youre gonna makes us ill from regrets over how these stupid things shot up in price so high.
     
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    I actually made a offer and he countered a good offer .But for the condition it's in I don't think it's the right color to many things are wrong . Even at a lower price it just doesn't seem worth it.
    I could get a les paul double cut in much better condition for less than half the price.
     
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    Sorry....................

    Those LM V's are pricey..........especially the LM's from the original 188 made.

    There were maybe 10 prototypes made.

    BTW, I did see the 007 prototype up for sale at $21k+.


    :facepalm:
     
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    Unobtainium!

    The last medallion I saw before Feebay monetized these things was tagged for $400 at Freedom Guitar.

    1996 doesnt seem that far back does it-
     

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