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Jonas
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject: Bacchus BFV-58k Reply with quote

Greetings!

Maybe someone is interested in this guitar. I bought it some months ago and did some research. It's a BFV-58k and only 50 were build according to Masuda Minoru from Bacchus. The retail price was 250.000Yen then, pretty much for a V but in the normal range for a solid Korina one,-)))

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Before pimping,-)))




with new bridge



and finally with new pickguard and rubber strip next to my Custom Korina Explorer.

The overall built quality is amazingly clean with highgrade electronic components. The Pickups (not sure if they were Yutas) didn't sound good to me, so I changed them to Zhangliqun Paf's. It's more accurate made than the early 80's Gibson heritage Korina V's, but not that accurate as a new Historic Collection Korina V. Actually the headstock shape is not like the old ones, the neck joint is different (but the VBacchus also has the lip over the heel on the back like the old ones) and the body depth is a little bit smaller. And also it has a poly finish and no Braz board, but who cares, I just love those Korina guitars! Very special sound. There was also a Bacchus Futura Korina available, but they are hard to come by, maybe in the future...

Hope you liked it,-))

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

really nice ! Very interested in this guitar.
I have an orville by gibson 58 korina copy, a great guitar but it isnt korina and the neck heel isn't the same, but i guess it was alot cheaper.
Did u buy the rubber strip afterwards and if so, where ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh wow, that looks great! nice explorer too
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

duff wrote:
really nice ! Very interested in this guitar.
I have an orville by gibson 58 korina copy, a great guitar but it isnt korina and the neck heel isn't the same, but i guess it was alot cheaper.
Did u buy the rubber strip afterwards and if so, where ?


Thanks a lot! Yes, I was also interested in the ObG Flying V and think that I have seen one made in solid Korina a few years ago on digimart, but it was VERY expensive.
The rubber strip I putted on afterwards yes, but I took it off again, because on the original V's it was inlaid in the bottom wing, and I didn't want to rout this beauty,-))) It's just an optical thing. Maybe I'll get a Gibson Lifton reissue case for the V (retails for 349? new here in germany )
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave_Mc wrote:
oh wow, that looks great! nice explorer too


Thank you! I love Korina guitars, they are often lightweight and have a nice open sound too. Everyone who sees my Explorer is amazed, because it really looks like an old one, it has a copletely crackeled finish and a lot of signs of wear. It's a great axe for playing Bluesrock, luv it!,-))
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't think i've ever tried a korina guitar... i know it's meant to be an excellent tonewood, though, will try one eventually.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave_Mc wrote:
i don't think i've ever tried a korina guitar... i know it's meant to be an excellent tonewood, though, will try one eventually.


Make sure it's real Korina.....tinted or stained mahogany is a frequent substitute.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous! I have the plain-old BFV-58 and always loved it. I WISH it was a Korina, but I have this to tide me over:



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous Hamer! Do they all have the strap pin at the heel?

BTW: I saw a Bacchus BFV-58k on digimart, maybe it's for you?,-))
There were also some very nice Navigator Korina V's made with flamed Korina Unfortunately they don't pop up often, but one day.....
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:

Make sure it's real Korina.....tinted or stained mahogany is a frequent substitute.


yeah, will do, thanks.
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