2001 Korina Flying V 67 Custom Shop


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The Case…

This guitar comes in an era-correct brown Gibson case with pink interior. 2001 was the first year for the ’67 Flying V out of the Custom Shop so the early ones could’ve shipped with either Gibson USA or the Custom Art Historic case. I believe the case to be original for that reason. The case has light storage wear, but is overall in excellent condition although someone has removed the case shroud from the case and it is not included. Inside the case, you’ll find the original case candy such as the Gibson Cable and various paperwork INCLUDING the large paper COA that most people lost!

The Guitar!

This is a very nice find of the rare Flying V-K. What is a VK you ask? Well… it is a KORINA Bodied Flying V ’67 Reissue. Typically 67s are mahogany bodies but to celebrate the first year of the custom shop ’67 Vs – they did a small run with the ’58 style body wood. This one is in exceptional condition for its age too! I had to look pretty hard to find anything wrong with it. What I found was a small white ding/smudge on the corner of the headstock face (bass side) – a tiny impression on the back – typical lacquer lines around the neck join area – and typical polishing swirls. If you look hard enough you might be able to find a few other mild impressions, but these are what I was able to see. I doubt any Flying V collector would scoff at the condition of this (and I’m picky!)chocolatey

The rosewood fretboard on this example is one of the nicest I’ve seen. Extra dark and chocolateyin … but with even darker streaks running in it! I did notice a strange “line” phenomenon that appears to be in the wood by some of the frets. I was unsuccessful in removing those while conditioning the board so that is why I believe it is part of the wood grain. I suppose they could be tooling marks, but I don’t think they are.

The photos and video don’t really do this one justice. Sure, a natural finish would’ve shown off the beautiful wood better, but the cherry red finish still allows the woodgrain to show and the wood to dance in the light. A beautiful piece!