Is this an original Gibson?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by nashsed, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. nashsed

    nashsed TDPRI Member

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    Hi All,

    Greetings from India!!

    I'm about to by a 2011 Gibson Flying V from a musician in another city (my friend's gonna be picking it up tomorrow). The V's are an absolute rarity in India and i'm getting a great deal so i couldn't resist Always dreamt of owning a Gibson :D

    However, i'm a bit of a noob and as i haven't had a chance to inspect the guitar, i was hoping if you any of you in the know could look at the pics i've attached and help me verify if its an original Gibby. Any help would be appreciated.
     

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    Looks right to me.
     
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    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Looks pretty good and the price on that receipt is about right for that model, but here's the problem:
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    I found lots of pictures and they all have the "MADE IN U.S.A." oriented differently than on the one you posted. Some have the year under the "U.S.A.", some do not.

    Now I have not found any that have "2011" on there. Maybe it was a feature for that year.

    You could ask on a Gibson forum or email Gibson if no one on here can solve this problem.
     
  4. nashsed

    nashsed TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the reference pics. I've been trying to find a pics of a 2011 headstock but to no avail. Like you said it must have been specific to that year.
     
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    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

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    Here is one on Reverb that was for sale. 2011
     
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    I have a 2011 with the stamp in the same place as on the one you're buying. The only difference I can see is that it looks like yours has a rosewood fretboard, while mine has "baked maple".

    You may already be aware of this, but I thought I should point out that the guitar you're buying is from the "Faded" series. These seem to sell for around $500-$600 in the United States these days, whereas the standard Vs with gloss finishes sell for over $1000.

    More info on the Faded Gibsons:

    https://reverb.com/news/buyers-guide-gibsons-faded-series-guitars

    Enjoy your new axe!
     
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    ScottJPatrick Friend of Leo's

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    Faded series V's are really nice, had one from 2007 for a while, chunkier neck than I normally like but played great, lightweight too, could play it all night.
     
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    nashsed TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the help everyone. But unfortunately it wasn't meant to be. The scumbag seller backed out while my friend was on the way to pick it up.

    The search continues.... :(
     
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    Sorry to see you so close, then snatched away.
    Maybe something even better is in store?
    Peace - Deeve
     
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