Here’s a vintage 1982 Gibson Flying V Korina reissue electric guitar. This Heritage series example, serial number A 458, is in near mint 100% all original condition and includes a non-original ’90s Gibson hard case. This Natural finished Korina V reissue features acclaimed Tim Shaw PAF reissue pickups, and is considered the first faithful ’58 Flying V reissue produced by Gibson. Aside from typical gold hardware oxidation, this guitar presents in very excellent clean cosmetic condition. Many Heritage-series Flying Vs had non-traditional finish colors, such as; white, red, and black, while the only appropriate authentic reissue finish is the Natural (blonde) finish, showcasing the exotic Korina wood underneath. Extremely attractive, as well as, being an excellent instrument, this is the Flying V for the player looking for a both an amazing guitar and a full-proof investment.
Serial Number: A 458 (early-’82)
Pickup Stamps: 153 xx2, 154 582 (mid-’82)
Pot Codes: 137 80xx (CTS, 1980)
Inspired by the original 1958 Gibson Flying V, this Heritage series Flying V reissue features: a Korina body construction with the original-style natural finish, a 3-piece Korina neck, a rosewood fingerboard with dot inalys, (2) Tim Shaw PAF humbucking pickups, “Chevron” V-shaped tailpiece plate, Tune-O-Matic bridge (Pat. No.), Kluson style double-ring tuning machines, raised Gibson logo, all gold hardware, and a non-original ’90s brown Gibson case.
Lightweight, just over 6 lbs., and simply stunning, this example has something extra. The original Tim Shaw PAFs are remarkable. With clarity, sustain, and highly balanced tone, this Flying V absolutely soars. Not only does it sound better than any Gibson made since with humbucking pickups, but the neck profile and factory large frets make it a breeze to play. Whether you’re a fan of the V’s design or not, the quality of this guitar is not subjective, and its sheer brilliance can’t be denied.