The 2387 CT is a copy of the ’58 Gibson Flying V and was produced from about 1973 – 1978. Mine is a F78… model, so one of the last made. The body is made of ash, the finish is African Korina.
The guitar is fully original except the “TD-A-PAF”/ Theo Dahlem Pickups (https://www.facebook.com/Theo-Dahlem-Pickups-528990183818094) which – AFAIK – were specifically customized for this guitar and sound really awesome.
Here’s a video showing this axe and the great sounding PUs (not me playing).
Condition is players grade with a lot of dings & dongs but nothing serious. The neck is absolutely straight, action low and frets have about 80% left.
I decided that the 2387 CT deserved some TLC and short before Xmas 2019 I passed it over to Pero Ban, a great guitar tech and luthier in our region (74597 Stimpfach, Ortsstraße 8, Phone: +49 7967 700892).
He did a complete refret and also replaced the worn out nut with a perfect fitting bone nut. These are things I don’t dare to do. Electronics, wiring, hardware etc. no problem but this kind of work is beyond my knowledge.
Today I picked it up from his store and the result is amazing:
Playability was good before he took action – but there were some blind spots on the fretboard – especially when bending – and also some buzzing at certain frets and strings.
These issues all are gone now and the axe is almost playing by itself 😉
Thanks and compliments to Pero. If someone in southern/middle Germany is looking for a Guitar Wizard, I only can strongly recommend this really nice guy.
It’s amazing. You’re driving thru the middle of nowhere and suddenly you see a huge Les Paul on the left: Yep, that’s the place 🙂
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