Epiphone Flying V

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Are these things worth the $600 +/- these days, or are they just toys for little bedroom headbangers? I had a couple of the Korina's, but that was way WAY back.

I want a cheap sub-$1K Flying V.

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I like this one mostly because of the headstock and pickups
 

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I don't know Who TF these guys are ,but for the longest time there was a Brent Hinds V for sale on New Orleans craigs for about 4 bills . I might should've checked that out ...just because being a lifelong Raider fan , silverburst might have been cool , depending on what the neck was like .

The necks on the "58" style from the late 90s-2000s are great ,perfect width with a good bit of depth
The black one I have , got off craigs for $175
 

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If you want a V for under $1,000 check out the Deans. Absolutely top-notch quality.

I have a Dean V Stealth, and there's not a flaw anywhere to be found. The tuning and intonation is spot on.

There's 2 things I don't like about it, but they are personal-preference things, not design/quality flaws;
  1. The Jumbo frets. I have a Gibson SG with Mediums (not Medium-Jumbo, but Mediums) and those are absolutely perfect to me. The Dean has Jumbos, way too big.
  2. The tailpiece. I rest the heel of my right hand right behind the bridge, and I don't like the feel from the way the strings enter the body. They enter the body at different angles. Look very closely and you'll see.
Again, these are just personal-preference things; this machine is absolutely perfect, not a flaw anywhere. I highly suggest you take a look at the Deans.

Mine has the Active EMG's, but they have other models too. Seriously, give them a gander, you'll be 'riffing' in no time.

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I 100% agree I have a Razorback, 2 Stealth Vs and an acoustic.
 

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Sold my 2004 Gibson '67 reissue Flying V last year for 650 Euro. It had nicks all over and a non original case with rusted handles.
 

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I know where I can pick up a cherry red Gibson Flying V for 600 bucks. With a hardshell case. A buddy of mine has it. It's got some knicks and dings but it's a nice sounding guitar. I just may buy it off him one of these days. I've been kicking it around for a while. He even offered to let me borrow it and just play it for a bit.
If the necks straight and frets are good I'd buy it for that,..fast. you see the prices on these lately?
 

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Prophecy looks cooler.
Throw in a case and you're still sub-$1k.
Trade in a junk pedal and get 10% off.
If you don't like it, take it back.
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I was digging on that model yesterday. Just not sure if they're neck-heavy. They have a beveled back up toward the neck joint, which takes away a small amount of wood, but those bodies need all the weight they can get.

I'd like to have a V again for the tone, but any neck-heavy guitar is a deal breaker for me.
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Balance out the neck weight by putting a Floyd on it.....
Is it possible? Is the body too thin?
 

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I don't know Who TF these guys are ,but for the longest time there was a Brent Hinds V for sale on New Orleans craigs for about 4 bills . I might should've checked that out ...just because being a lifelong Raider fan , silverburst might have been cool , depending on what the neck was like .

The necks on the "58" style from the late 90s-2000s are great ,perfect width with a good bit of depth
The black one I have , got off craigs for $175
Brent Hinds is from Mastadon, check them out i think they kick ass.
 


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