Gibson Korina V and Explorer clones with Braz boards, $50k and all sold out?

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  • gubblegubble Frets: 1420
    They're making a Moderne as well but only 1 - and it's going to be $1m

    (i'm joking but it wouldn't surprise me)
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  • tomajohatomajoha Frets: 530
    stonevibe said:
    I'll stick to my cheapo Epiphone 2016 '58 'Korina' reissue Flying V, as l know I'd totally fuck up an expensive one gigging it.
    I'm in no way cool enough to play either guitar other than maybe furtively under the cover of darkness :)
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  • JackobeanJackobean Frets: 644
    If only we lived in a world where a nice man in Croydon will make you a superior Korina V for around £3k...
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  • OffsetOffset Frets: 579
    Jackobean said:
    If only we lived in a world where a nice man in Croydon will make you a superior Korina V for around £3k...
    You beat me to it.
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  • stonevibestonevibe Frets: 5465
    Save yourself a few quid.... LOL


    How much does it weigh? & Does it play like butter?

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  • meltedbuzzboxmeltedbuzzbox Frets: 9569
    Strictly limited editions, 81 Vs and 19 Explorers. Dunno if the price I was told is right but I bet you wouldn’t lose money long term if you invested in one of these. 

    its not an investment though really is it?

    I am sure you could get a better return else where. 
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  • WezVWezV Frets: 12253
    edited July 29
    gubble said:
    They're making a Moderne as well but only 1 - and it's going to be $1m

    (i'm joking but it wouldn't surprise me)
    and this is how the rumours of the one Moderne start.   People will be debating whether it exists of not for years to come  
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  • RaymondLinRaymondLin Frets: 7987
    Strictly limited editions, 81 Vs and 19 Explorers. Dunno if the price I was told is right but I bet you wouldn’t lose money long term if you invested in one of these. 

    its not an investment though really is it?

    I am sure you could get a better return else where. 
    Don't tell the people who bought these that.  They would think they just doubled their money.
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 9158
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    WezV said:
    gubble said:
    They're making a Moderne as well but only 1 - and it's going to be $1m

    (i'm joking but it wouldn't surprise me)
    and this is how the rumours of the one Moderne start.   People will be debating whether it exists of not for years to come  
    I saw this and my first thought was will the Moderne follow - and again 3D scanned from an original vintage model !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Musicman20Musicman20 Frets: 1279
    I love how the world is basically one big pre-order. 

    What an absolute joke. Get a Feline built.

    Also, Rev use Korina on all of their guitars (or most) and they aren't stupid money. 

    The braz board is nice but quite frankly I couldn't give two shits.

    This is peak Gibson insanity. Greed. 
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  • danishbacondanishbacon Frets: 1783
    Reverend said:

    Damn, I need to get laid more.
    imagine the sex appeal of owning a 50k Murphy labs 
    Do you honestly think that women (or for that matter, members of any sexual persuasion) really care about such things?
    Acknowledge forum need for facepalm icon.
    Apply liberally...   :)

    I'm not sure the facepalm would be for danishbacon here. 
    True, definitely not my intent. Sorry Fred.
    No stress :) could have been read both ways, written in definite jest 
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 10969
    I love how the world is basically one big pre-order. 

    What an absolute joke. Get a Feline built.

    Also, Rev use Korina on all of their guitars (or most) and they aren't stupid money. 

    The braz board is nice but quite frankly I couldn't give two shits.

    This is peak Gibson insanity. Greed. 
    I'm not saying this is a justification of the price difference - it definitely isn't - but "korina" seems to be almost as broad a term as "mahogany".

    The korina used by Reverend and in other modestly-priced guitars - e.g. the old PRS SE One - looks nothing like the korina used for old Gibsons or the korina models PRS made in 2007-2010.
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1874
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    Philly_Q said:
    I love how the world is basically one big pre-order. 

    What an absolute joke. Get a Feline built.

    Also, Rev use Korina on all of their guitars (or most) and they aren't stupid money. 

    The braz board is nice but quite frankly I couldn't give two shits.

    This is peak Gibson insanity. Greed. 
    I'm not saying this is a justification of the price difference - it definitely isn't - but "korina" seems to be almost as broad a term as "mahogany".

    The korina used by Reverend and in other modestly-priced guitars - e.g. the old PRS SE One - looks nothing like the korina used for old Gibsons or the korina models PRS made in 2007-2010.
    That's most likely because it's not Korina but Idigbo.

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  • FelineGuitarsFelineGuitars Frets: 8630
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    Speaking of which I really ought to get this one completed - we call it SOMA as it is a loose tribute to Joe Bonnamassa's Amos V







    Other flavours are available too - these two beauties coming along too first with a pair of P90s, and the second with one of the P90s replaced with a Super Distortion kind of pickup



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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 10969
    GSPBASSES said:
    Philly_Q said:
    I love how the world is basically one big pre-order. 

    What an absolute joke. Get a Feline built.

    Also, Rev use Korina on all of their guitars (or most) and they aren't stupid money. 

    The braz board is nice but quite frankly I couldn't give two shits.

    This is peak Gibson insanity. Greed. 
    I'm not saying this is a justification of the price difference - it definitely isn't - but "korina" seems to be almost as broad a term as "mahogany".

    The korina used by Reverend and in other modestly-priced guitars - e.g. the old PRS SE One - looks nothing like the korina used for old Gibsons or the korina models PRS made in 2007-2010.
    That's most likely because it's not Korina but Idigbo.

    Which one, the cheaper one (or both)?  I know - or think I know(!) :) - that what we normally call korina is white limba.
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  • FelineGuitarsFelineGuitars Frets: 8630
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    Jackobean said:
    If only we lived in a world where a nice man in Croydon will make you a superior Korina V for around £3k...
    We will make a rather lovely V shaped instrument and have a choice of Limba or Idigbo woods and some lovely rosewood for the fingerboards . 
    I wouldn't swear that they will be millimetre perfect clones of the originals, but we will make a rather wonderful feeling and playing guitar in the right spirit.
    Price will be in the £3k-£4K range

    We no longer offer the "Tigger Lab finish" where we could have let Tigger sharpen his claws on the guitar as he sadly passed away last year, but we do have a new apprentice cat, who so far is only clawing the carpet but we're sure he has potential.

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  • FelineGuitarsFelineGuitars Frets: 8630
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    On the subject of the two woods - they are similar in many ways and are close relatives of each other as the latin/botnical name reveals

    Limba

    Common Name(s): Limba, Black Limba, White Limba, Korina, Afara

    Scientific Name: Terminalia superba

    Distribution: Tropical western Africa

    Idigbo:

    Common Name(s): Idigbo, Black Afara

    Scientific Name: Terminalia ivorensis

    Distribution: West tropical Africa; also grown on plantations

    Many guitars have a re-sale value. Some you'll never want to sell.
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  • oldhorsemurphyoldhorsemurphy Frets: 313
    These are the only Murphy Labs I care about :)


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  • stonevibestonevibe Frets: 5465
    Loxley Guitars do a decent Moderne


    How much does it weigh? & Does it play like butter?

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  • WezVWezV Frets: 12253
    stonevibe said:
    Loxley Guitars do a decent Moderne


    I did a cherry red mahogany one with V headstock a few years back

    It balanced really nicely on a strap, and the V headstock suited it well.    I handed it to my cousin who said "it's a good job it's plays nice because that is f**kin hideous"  :D 
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