Go Back   Christian Guitar Forum > Musicians > Guitar
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 06-06-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
Blue Hot
 
tucky guy's Avatar
 

Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 58
Korina Wood -- is it really that good?

I have a Korina wood hollowbody. It is real punchy on the tone. Does anyone else have a Korina wood guitar? The original Gibson flying Vs were Korina and they fetch up to $300K USD.

tucky guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Unread 06-06-2007, 07:36 PM   #2
Registered User
 

Joined: Jun 2001
Location: Helena, AL
Posts: 3,303
Part of the reason original Flying V's and Explorers cost so much is scarcity. There are 98 total (if shipping numbers are correct) 1958-1959 Flying V's (17 1959s). There are fewer than 100 1958 Explorers.
LWatford is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-06-2007, 07:41 PM   #3
Ax
Rabid Wombat
 
Ax's Avatar
 

Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Swinging Bachelor Pad
Posts: 16,499
Korina is a good wood. It's got some unique tonal qualities, but that's not the reason the Vs are so high as mr. Watford said.
__________________


AXimus AXamillion AXington
First of his name, moderator of the guitars and other instruments forums, changer of journal titles, haver of long titular epithets.


Current Rig:
Guitars: The NightShade, Fender Big Block Toronado, Fender Marauder, Fender Strat, Rogue ST-4
Pedals: Dunlop Crybaby -> SBN Soviet Power Booster -> SBN Modded Ibanez TS7 Tube Screamer -> SBN Discombobulamodulator -> Modded EHX Nano Small Clone -> Korg Pitchblack Tuner.
Amps: EVH 5150 III 50 Watt, Vox Night Train 15 Watt
Cabs: Late 80s Peavey 412-MS Sheffield 1290.

Public Blog

Ax is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-09-2007, 06:25 PM   #4
Blue Hot
 
tucky guy's Avatar
 

Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 58
Yes, Korina wood (limba) is acutally abundant in africa but it isn't on the market. There are very few uses for it apart from guitars.

Here is a website on some gorgeous korina woods:

http://www.edromanguitars.com/wood/korina.htm



Here's a good tone comparison of different body woods:

http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/option..._bodywoods.cfm

Here is a fact sheet on Limba with some really nice pics:

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/person...pics/limba.htm


My Hamer Newport Korina Pro. I luv this guitar:



Last edited by tucky guy; 06-09-2007 at 06:42 PM.
tucky guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-09-2007, 11:12 PM   #5
Tired of being attacked
 
BillSPrestonEsq's Avatar
 

Joined: Jun 2001
Location: Beaverton, Or
Posts: 40,448
in a very few days I will have a chambered Korina body baritone guitar. Dang it, its taking warmoth time to deliver the body.
__________________
For this I will be judged.


My Life.
BillSPrestonEsq is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-10-2007, 05:58 PM   #6
Blue Hot
 
tucky guy's Avatar
 

Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillSPrestonEsq View Post
in a very few days I will have a chambered Korina body baritone guitar. Dang it, its taking warmoth time to deliver the body.

I think you'll be pleased with it. Korina seems to be exceptionally well suited for chambered body guitars. It has a great punchy tone. It's a little warmer than mohogany and the midrange is excellent.

I notice that my guitar's tone cuts right through the mix, and I have a loud bass player standing next to me.

What kind of pick-ups are you going to use?
tucky guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-10-2007, 11:47 PM   #7
Just Passin' Thru!!!
 
Bobby Simcox's Avatar
 

Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Posts: 348
Talking

this is my "bug infested" Korina Zachary Z1!!!
Bobby Simcox is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-11-2007, 04:21 AM   #8
Blue Hot
 
tucky guy's Avatar
 

Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby Simcox View Post
this is my "bug infested" Korina Zachary Z1!!!

Humorous web page.

So how did your Korina get bug infested, or did it come that way from the tree? The worm holes can make it look pretty good (like walnut).

What's your Zach Korina sound like?

Has anyone ever tried this Seymour Duncan combo kit on any of their guitars:

SH-2 (Jeff Beck) on the Bridge
SH-4 (jazz pickup) on the Neck

Here are the sound bytes:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/SDToneWizard/hummer.shtml

Last edited by tucky guy; 06-11-2007 at 04:31 AM.
tucky guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-12-2007, 08:07 PM   #9
Tired of being attacked
 
BillSPrestonEsq's Avatar
 

Joined: Jun 2001
Location: Beaverton, Or
Posts: 40,448
Quote:
Originally Posted by tucky guy View Post
I think you'll be pleased with it. Korina seems to be exceptionally well suited for chambered body guitars. It has a great punchy tone. It's a little warmer than mohogany and the midrange is excellent.

I notice that my guitar's tone cuts right through the mix, and I have a loud bass player standing next to me.

What kind of pick-ups are you going to use?
3 Lollar P-90 soapbars, a matched set.
__________________
For this I will be judged.


My Life.
BillSPrestonEsq is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-13-2007, 01:41 AM   #10
Just Passin' Thru!!!
 
Bobby Simcox's Avatar
 

Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Posts: 348
Red face

hmmmmmm, what does she sound like? Geez, that's a tough one!!!
GREAT is a good start, but that doesn't really give Ya anything to go on!!!
She has a DiMarzio Super Distortion in the bridge position, a Fred in the middle slot, and a Virtual P-90 at the neck!!! She has NO finish on her whatsoever, so she's SUPER resonant!!! i guess i'd say she sounds kinda like a Fender Semi-Hollow on Steroids!!! One thing i love about my Zacharys is that even in humbucker mode, they maintain a Fenderish clarity as contrasted w/ most humbucker guitars!!! Where my hardwood Zachs have a very focused clarity to them, the Korina Bugwood has a somewhat diffused clarity and resonance that might be associated w/ a semi-hollow guitar!!! Don't get me wrong, she'll rip Yer face off if i want her too, and i can get her to feedback almost at will, on non-highgain PODxt settings!!! Let's just say that Carlos Santana would probably LOVE her to death!!!
You can see more pix of her and some builder commentary at: www.zacharyguitars.com/220400pics.htm

i hope that helps!!!
Bobby Simcox is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:51 AM.


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2