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Old 09-16-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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Identify this guitar + pickup

It's an Epiphone Flying V, though I'm not sure what model (they've made so many damn models...) but what I'm most concerned with are the pickups. I'm not sure if Epiphone ever used covered pickups in a V, but it probably is stock...but the real mystery is this purple humbucker. This guitar is at a local cash land for $220, it looks pretty dinged, but I'm not too worried about that. The only pickups I know of that are purple are DiMarzios, and those pole pieces are even more convincing, though, seems like Ibanez pickups have been purple as well. Is it worth the risk? Is it even worth $220?

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Old 09-16-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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220 is a bit steep for a dinged up epi v that may have a good humbucker in it. Other companies like Dragonfire also have colored pickups.
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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220 is a bit steep for a dinged up epi v that may have a good humbucker in it. Other companies like Dragonfire also have colored pickups.


It's highly unlikely anything that uncommon would be in this guitar around here. I assume the guitar went for about $350-400 new, so if it DOES have a nice pickup, I could easily make a profit off of it. I'd make sure to get them to come down to $200 though.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:16 PM   #4
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Its an Epiphone 1967 Flying-V (version 1). This model came with open-coil pickups with black bobbins. The purple pickup is definitely a swap. The bridge pickup is either a swap or someone has put a cover on it, but most likely a swap.

http://epiphonewiki.com/index.php/F...V#1967_Flying-V

Also, I woudnt pay $220 for it. Maybe $150.

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Old 09-17-2013, 09:51 PM   #5
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DiMarzio and Mighty Mite have offered their humbucker pickups with several different color bobbins from which to choose. It could be either of those, or the person who owned the guitar may have just painted or dyed the bobbin tops.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:46 AM   #6
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Dragonfire/TNT Guitars are RIPOFF ARTISTS. Screwed me out of $60. PUPS are only marginally better than stock Chinese crap anyway. I'm pretty sure they don't make purple ones.
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