#1
I really want a Flying-V. The problem is that I can't afford a Gibson, and from what I've been able to dig up, the only one that Epiphone is putting out is the Korina and I don't like the color or the gold hardware. Plus I can't really even afford the Korina anyway.

I found this Epi Flying-V on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160307799812#description

It's hot pink which IMO, totally kicks ass but from the wording of how he answered one of the questions at the bottom of the page, it seems the previous owner retrofitted the temolo on it. On top of that, according to the description, he says "Has an off-brand Floyd Rose locking tuning system and it's currently a little out of commission. Stays in tune beautifully but you might need to mess with it a little before locking it down." I emailed him asking what that means exactly but haven't heard back yet. Also, to me, it looks like the locking nut is kind of crooked and was simply screwed in above the existing nut.

But dammit, it's a pink Flying-V and I want it. My brain is saying bid but my gut is saying junk. What do you think? How much would you pay for this thing and what's your opinion on playability?

Thanks.
#2
Quote by Rick540
I really want a Flying-V. The problem is that I can't afford a Gibson, and from what I've been able to dig up, the only one that Epiphone is putting out is the Korina and I don't like the color or the gold hardware. Plus I can't really even afford the Korina anyway.

I found this Epi Flying-V on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160307799812#description

It's hot pink which IMO, totally kicks ass but from the wording of how he answered one of the questions at the bottom of the page, it seems the previous owner retrofitted the temolo on it. On top of that, according to the description, he says "Has an off-brand Floyd Rose locking tuning system and it's currently a little out of commission. Stays in tune beautifully but you might need to mess with it a little before locking it down." I emailed him asking what that means exactly but haven't heard back yet. Also, to me, it looks like the locking nut is kind of crooked and was simply screwed in above the existing nut.

But dammit, it's a pink Flying-V and I want it. My brain is saying bid but my gut is saying junk. What do you think? How much would you pay for this thing and what's your opinion on playability?

Thanks.



I really wouldn't buy that TBH.

Put in a $150 bid if you really really want it. I certainly wouldn't spend more than that on it.
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#3
Quote by Chance125
I really wouldn't buy that TBH.

Put in a $150 bid if you really really want it. I certainly wouldn't spend more than that on it.


Yeah, if I did bid I was thinking 160 max. With the 40 for shipping that's right at 200.
#6
Yeah, it looks a bit narrow to me for a flying V. Probably just me or these specific pictures.
#8
Quote by 1010
Yeah, it looks a bit narrow to me for a flying V. Probably just me or these specific pictures.


I thought it looked smaller too.
#9
Failed picture compression, I guess.
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#11
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Try rondomusic they have some V shaped guitars at a very good price.


Thanks for the tip, but they have pretty much everything EXCEPT a Flying-V copy.
#12
130 tops
i dont like the look of it, ithinkz it somehwat sketchy
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Quote by nowa90
130 tops
i dont like the look of it, ithinkz it somehwat sketchy


Yeah, I mean, why wouldn't the guy have at least popped the old standard nut off before putting the locking nut on? I don't know much about building guitars, but now that I think about it, I don't think that would work too well the way it is.

I think I'm gonna go with my instinct and pass this one up.
#15
What about Stagg guitars? I did some looking and they make a Flying-V copy that looks decent.
#16
It looks weird. Something is not right :S

Well, me personally...if I could get it for like, $250 or so I'd be happy. I wouldn't pay more than that for it, though.
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#17
They dont show a pic of the headstock in the ebay thing.....
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#20
That's a bit off shape for a v..
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#21
Quote by TatarSalad2
Hot pink kick ass?
Are you emo or something?


Hot pink is hardly emo.


I believe you are thinking of the wrong decade here.
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#22
Quote by TatarSalad2
Hot pink kick ass?
Are you emo or something?


Protip :
Pink isn't just for emos.

Glam rock, just to name one thing.

Faggot.
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#23
Get the Epiphone Korina, and just repaint it.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
#24
Quote by PCSpeaker
Protip :
Pink isn't just for emos.

Glam rock, just to name one thing.

Faggot.


Emo sucks. It's all about the 80's.
Last edited by Rick540 at Jan 12, 2009,
#27
Quote by TatarSalad2
Hot pink kick ass?
Are you emo or something?


or a glam faggot boy haha

on topic, dont get it. i recently got an esp edwards flying v for 650 aus. great guitar, truly is ... gl