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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-20-2008, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Identify this flying V!!



i have no idea which year it was made cos i cant find the info anyhere.. have a sweet deal on this and i would like to make sure its legit.

Thanks for lookin!
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-20-2008, 12:08 AM
 
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Looks like the 2001 model that's in my living room right now. Ask for the number on it. I forget what year it is but the V's made before a certain year were not mass produced so the quality is better. I'll go look in my roomie's case.

I got the number so I'll do a search for it but yours looks to be a hell of a lot newer. What's the price on it?
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Looks like a worn brown Flying V faded, if it is it's nothing special but they are nice and inexpensive. They were under $600 new. Check Gibsons website you can date it by the serial number.
MWN, where did you hear that Vs werent mass produced before a certain year? The 67 RI has been a standard production model for years.

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i'd say its new alright..it comes with a soft v case..

goin for like under $600..lol..

ill try to get the serial asap
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That's exactly what it is. Just looks a hell of a lot better than the one out there. I'd say either it's rather new or well taken care of. Looks totally legit though. The serial number should be going vertical on the headstock.
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Im sure its legit, why bother faking a lower end model.
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i'd say its new alright..it comes with a soft v case..

goin for like under $600..lol..

ill try to get the serial asap
How much under $600? The Faded SG usually goes for between $450-$550, the price for either was the same new.
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The early models had crescent moon inlays, so that's one of the later ones, if that helps.
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Ahh, V's, one of the few Gibson's I wouldn't mind having..
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I think fadeds are the only ones which come with a gig bag
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-21-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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The first and fifth number in the serial number will date it. IE 056725321 would be a 2002 model the sixed would be the plant it was manufactured. The last numbers would be the day it was made in that year, and I think the numbers between the the year is the number in production of that day.

0 = 2000
567 = it's number in thats days production
2 = 2002
5 = Nashville ?
321 = the 321'st day in the year 2002

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guys pardon my ignorance..but this colour is not listed in the gibson webby.

i mean those that i know of are the ebony , white , natural , cherry (faded)

this looks like mahogany brown to me
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guys pardon my ignorance..but this colour is not listed in the gibson webby.

i mean those that i know of are the ebony , white , natural , cherry (faded)

this looks like mahogany brown to me
They might have taken it off, the color is probably discontinued. Musician's Friend does have a worn brown one pictured. Not available anymore, but that is because they only have one color left, it seems.
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guys pardon my ignorance..but this colour is not listed in the gibson webby.

i mean those that i know of are the ebony , white , natural , cherry (faded)

this looks like mahogany brown to me
They stopped the faded brown a few years ago. I know they have a 3 pickups faded white one now.
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alright guys..finally some clarification from the owner..

serial number: 00535384

its a faded...darn..hope to get it for under $400 lol
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