(SOLD) Epiphone Flying V Red/Black Harlequin 1999
Epiphone Flying V, refinished in harlequin black and red, made in Korea 1999. Eye catching enough for you? This delightfully gaudy machine has been professionally refinished in a half-red, half-black style that really accentuates the classic lines. The hardware has been upgraded too, so holds tune nicely and plays very smoothly. The neck is slim and quick, and if you're standing up, you can get all the way to the top frets no problems. The tone on offer is dark and dirty, with a weighty low end and a sludgy midrange that's perfect for doom or classic rock stuff. Anyway, let's finish up this description the most appropriate of movie quotes.... "Voila! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V."
Model: Epiphone Flying V
Made: Korea, 1999 (serial S9964408)
Finish: red/black harlequin, refinished, gloss poly
Neck: mahogany with rosewood board, 24.75" scale, 12" radius, slim taper profile
Mods: bridge, tailpiece and tuners changed to Gotoh, refinished, pickup covers removed
Pickup: Epiphone humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some clouding around the neck join and near the end on the back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has minor dimples around the body, some scuffs in the middle and along the edges some finish inconsistency near the bottom edge and top point. The sides have some minor dimples along the top edge, scuffs along the bottom and a small chip around the strap pin on the bottom point. The front has some scuffs and dimples on the top point, scuffs on the bottom point and some play wear on the guard and around the knobs. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.