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Strange Gibson Flying V

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Very Strange old Flying V..

Has the number "C100" impressed in the back of the headstock.

Fake looking rubies on the V shaped, string through body, tail piece and the Nut and headstock.

The Guitar is black and the pots are dated 1980.

The name "Gibson" looks like its some kind of plastic,

The pickups have "patent applied for" stickers and appear to be old.

Solder work looks old too.

Gold Hardware throughout.

Looks like the bridge was replaced in 1984, according to reciept.

The gold in the bridge does not quite match.

(Thanks for the input on this)

Have never seen anything like this before.

Plays like silk..

 

http://s840.photobuc...V?sort=3&page=1

 

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Hello Eddyboy,

 

the string suspension is made like the original one but the bridge seems odd to me. I never before have seen a legit Gibson with bridge posts which are slotted and of the diameter as shown on the pictures.

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Hello Eddyboy,

 

the string suspension is made like the original one but the bridge seems odd to me. I never before have seen a legit Gibson with bridge posts which are slotted and of the diameter as shown on the pictures.

 

CENTENARY.

 

DG

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Not strange at all, a Heritage Flying V, might be korina. Made them around the time I got married, 1980. Couple years of them then they stopped. The pickups are Shaws, today they want them so bad the two pickups are prolly worth more than the whole guitar.

 

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Thanks for writing.. Yeah.. I just checked out the bridge and it is an after market replacement.. everything else looks original.. it's just the rubies that are throwing me off..

I just saw a white model with the same gems.. going to see if I can find the original bridge..

 

Looks like a metric bridge with slot head screws... Rebaged Epip or Chinese fake???

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Hello Eddyboy,

 

the string suspension is made like the original one but the bridge seems odd to me. I never before have seen a legit Gibson with bridge posts which are slotted and of the diameter as shown on the pictures.

 

You are probably right. Here's a pic of mine:

 

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They should have the ABR-1 bridge with studs straight into the wood, 50's style.

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Very Strange old Flying V..

Has the number "C100" impressed in the back of the headstock.

Fake looking rubies on the V shaped, string through body, tail piece and the Nut and headstock.

The Guitar is black and the pots are dated 1980.

The name "Gibson" looks like its some kind of plastic,

The pickups have "patent applied for" stickers and appear to be old.

Solder work looks old too.

Gold Hardware throughout.

Looks like the bridge was replaced in 1984, according to reciept.

The gold in the bridge does not quite match.

(Thanks for the input on this)

Have never seen anything like this before.

Plays like silk..

 

http://s840.photobuc...V?sort=3&page=1

 

 

Some of the Shaw pick ups from the 80s had patent applied for stickers like these on the back. Is this the kind of sticker you're talking about?

 

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