Epiphone Goth '58 Flying V
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Goth '58 Flying V, V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from Epiphone in the Flying V series.


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Epiphone Goth '58 Flying V tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Epiphone
  • Model: Goth '58 Flying V
  • Series: Flying V
  • Category: V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 08/13/2006

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Epiphone Goth '58 Flying V user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 7 reviews )
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tjon90107/04/2011

tjon901's review"Epiphone Goth V with a Whammy"

Epiphone Goth '58 Flying V
The Goth series of guitar is Gibsons recent attempt to give some of their guitars a more metal image. Epiphone is Gibsons budget line and they have their versions of the Gothic line of guitar. They are built with the same wood and to the same specs but with different electronics and they are built overseas. Epiphones version of the Flying V Gothic model is close to what the first series of Gibson Gothic Flying V's were like. These guitars have passive pickups where as the new Gibson Gothic Flying V's have active pickups. They have 22 frets on a mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard. The rosewood fretboard is dyed to have a darker look closer to ebony. There are no inlays apart from a 12 in roman numerals on the 12th fret. It has two humbucking pickups which are Epiphone pickups. Two volume and one master tone control with a 3 way toggle switch pickup selector. What makes this model unique is that it comes with a Floyd Rose tremolo system which is pretty rare on any Gibson or Epiphone.

UTILIZATION

Flying V's overall have better fret access than Les Paul type guitars. This Flying V is based off of the 1958 Flying V. It has more of an angular look. The upper fret access is better because the body joins the neck at a higher fret. The V shape might be hard for some people to play sitting down. You may have to play in a classical position with the guitar in your lap if you are playing while sitting down. Some models have a strip of rubber to add more traction to the bottom of the guitar, making it easier to play while sitting down. Standing up the shape gives the guitar perfect balance. With the Floyd Rose you will need to make sure it is setup properly or it will not stay in tune well. Remember with the tremolo you will not be able to change tunings or strings very easily. Overall I prefer hardtail bridges to tremolo systems.

SOUNDS

With the thinner body Flying V's generally sound similar to SG style guitars. They both overall use less wood than a Les Paul or Explorer so they will have a brighter crisper sound. The pickups on this explorer have open coils and are a bit hotter to give you a more metal sound. Epiphone pickups normally are not that great. On many Epiphone guitars the stock pickups will sound pretty muddy. These pickups are a little less muddy and normal Epiphone pickups but I would still recommend a pickup change. The big mahogany body on the guitar helps to give it a big tone. This is what you would expect on a Flying V. You can really feel the body resonate with all that wood. The tremolo lets you get more little effects with your sound but if you use it too much it may put your guitar out of tune.

OVERALL OPINION

This is a good alternative to the Gibson models that cost thousands more. With the tremolo system you are able to do more metal tricks live divebombs and whatnot. Just make sure the tremolo is setup properly. This guitar with a set of EMG pickups would be a total metal machine. If youa re looking for a Gibson with a Floyd that is built for metal you cant get more perfect than this guitar.
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tjon90106/15/2011

tjon901's review"Epiphones Gothic Flying V"

Epiphone Goth '58 Flying V
Gibson has been making more metal versions of a few of their guitars. These guitars are called the Gibson Gothic line. Now Epiphone is making their own budget versions of these guitars. These guitars are pretty much the same. They are built with the same wood and to the same specs but with different electronics and they are built overseas. Epiphones version of the Flying V Gothic model is close to what the first series of Gibson Gothic Flying V's were like. These guitars have passive pickups where as the new Gibson Gothic Flying V's have active pickups. They have 22 frets on a mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard. The rosewood fretboard is dyed to have a darker look closer to ebony. There are no inlays apart from a 12 in roman numerals on the 12th fret. It has two humbucking pickups which are Epiphone pickups. Two volume and one master tone control with a 3 way toggle switch pickup selector.

UTILIZATION

Flying V's overall have better fret access than Les Paul type guitars. This Flying V is based off of the 1967 reissue flying V. It has less of an angular look. The input jack is in a better place and it has a more traditional bridge setup. The upper fret access is not that great because the body joins the neck at around the 17th fret. The V shape might be hard for some people to play sitting down. You may have to play in a classical position with the guitar in your lap if you are playing while sitting down. Some models have a strip of rubber to add more traction to the bottom of the guitar, making it easier to play while sitting down. Standing up the shape gives the guitar perfect balance.

SOUNDS

Traditionally Flying V's sound similar to Gibson SG's. They both overall use less wood than a Les Paul or Explorer so they will have a brighter crisper sound. The pickups on this explorer have open coils and are a bit hotter to give you a more metal sound. Epiphone pickups normally are not that great. On many Epiphone guitars the stock pickups will sound pretty muddy. These pickups are a little less muddy and normal Epiphone pickups but I would still recommend a pickup change. The big mahogany body on the guitar helps to give it a big tone. This is what you would expect on a Flying V. You can really feel the body resonate with all that wood.

OVERALL OPINION

This guitar is a good alternative to the Gibson Flying V Gothic model. It is much cheaper than the Gibson version and with a pickup swap the guitar can sound just as good. If you drop in a set of EMG's in this guitar it will be a metal machine. This guitar is nice and lightweight so you can gig it all night long and since it is reasonably priced you are not afraid to take it out on shows. If it gets chipped or something it is not a big deal. The Flying V is a classic guitar shape and has a classic metal look. If you are looking for a great budget guitar that has some room for upgrades this is a good bet.
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angel_of_death07/19/2003

angel_of_death's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone Goth '58 Flying V
This guitar is made in Korea I believe.
24 keys, 2 humbuckers humbrukers (the same on all guitars gothics)
There are two models one with and one without vibrato.
3 knobs for volume and a pickup selector.
The body and neck of the guitar are mahogany.

UTILIZATION

The neck is super nice, the weight is reasonable but there are two problems:

- It's a detail, but the buttons are not only a marked XII at 12th fret is present for the rest you have to look on the upper side of the handle.
Not very practical for playing solos but anyway we can get key 3 times for nothing.

- The holding nothing more boring, you can not play sitting because the V-shape does not allow it and standing head of the guitar tends to s'orrienter down, it breaks the mouth.

SOUNDS

The highs are good qualities and sounds are saturated very powerful.
It's a perfect guitar to play any style of metal, more like Epiphone is the same concept that you benefit from Gibson's extreme versatility.
It has one of the best Epiphone guitar sounds can be compared to the Les Paul models.

OVERALL OPINION

6 months that I use, most of this guitar is the look (black gothic tower and V-shape) and sound.
The only weak point is the lack of comfort in holding the guitar.
The price is excellent value for about 530 Euros.
I tried all Epiphone models is for me only happens to exceed this guitar is the flyingv Korina who cleans more harmonious sounds.
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surbook09/07/2003

surbook's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone Goth '58 Flying V
Guitar made in Korea.
22 frets, 2 humbuckers humbruckers.
2 MODELS therefore, one quip of Floyd, the other not.
1 potentiomtre rgler to the volume of each microphone, a troisime rglant clarity (?).
Body and mahogany neck, finished in matt black gothic.

UTILIZATION

Nothing spcial add further notice from the ...
Channel enjoyable, trslgre! (Well the one I compare Les Paul)
- For cons I can find no way that the lack of buttons is a default! The handle is more beautiful as well, and I think those Submitted on top of the handle is enough for most guitarists play. Eh gentlemen? (Unless it is because we are stingy?)
- It is true, however, is not it great balance miss, and this can interfere ... Like the large size of the guitar! Attention to the walls, it can happen quickly it runs everywhere!
- Because of its shape, acute Access in all there are over ais ...

SOUNDS

Okay so I play metal and rock with it. I tried a few but the Blues are too shrill treble pickups pass the 12th fret.
Apart from this default, the sound is correct trs, especially distortion! The shape and finish, I do not think you play anything other than good big disto ...
Well its sounds like dj but I intend any of the same to replace them with EMG, it is "less" but the versatile it will spit fire!

OVERALL OPINION

We are husbands .... Uh .... I've had fvrier last, and she did not! Apart from the replacement of microphones quality issue detracting And is not it wonderful that guitar?
I have also not tried many other guitars before it, is a favorite that I bought .... It would have been easy to regret but not .. It is my favorite!
Well well adpend sr what you play but qualitprix issue, say nothing, for 540 euros with Floyd I'm not and yes, I would do this choice! With a change of pickups it worth the Chres more guitars!
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