This all original 1983 Gibson Korina Heritage Flying V in candy apple red is Gibson's first attempt to reproduce the 1958 Flying V guitar. The four digit serial number, D159, is one of 600 Heritage 1983 Vs in four colors commonly referred to as the A-F models for the first digit of the serial number. This number is stamped in black on the back of the headstock. The square shouldered two piece body is made of Korina (Limba wood from the ivory coast of Africa). It has a 22 fret rosewood fingerboard that is a 24 3/4" scale and is 1 11/16" wide at the nut. Ten dot inlays complete the fretboard. There is a raised gold tone plastic Gibson logo on the triangular black headstock. Strings go through the body. Other features include gold plated hardware, tune-o-matic bridge, a black 4 ply pickguard, a V-shaped string anchor plate, gold Kluson style tuners possibly made by Schaller with tulip buttons, and an 8" black ridged rubber strip on the treble side of the guitar to reduce slipping. There are dual humbucker pickups with gold covers and black plastic pickup rings, three black top hat knobs in a line on the lower treble bout two of which control the volume and one for tone, and a three-way pickup slector switch. The input jack is on the very tip of the treble bout and has a four ply black surround. The Flying V weighs just 7.2 pounds. It plays great and has fat, fast frets that show virtually no wear. The neck is very nice with a 50s feel and good upper neck access. The back shows almost imperceptible buckle wear. There is an 1/8" ding in the paint on the back edge near the strap button. Overall, the guitar is in excellent condition. The guitar is all original. It comes with its original brown hardshell case with plush pink lining.
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