Gibson Maestro Mini Flying V

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  1. Preactor

    Preactor New Member

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    Has anyone had any experience with a Gibson Maestro Mini Flying V. I bought the one in my avatar for $5.92 + tax at Goodwill. I painted it Surf Green, Split the humbucker, and put in a push-put volume pot. It is tuned up 3 steps to make it playable. Now it is a "Metal Monster"!
    It's really fun to play and is set up nicely for a kid's toy.
     
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    Every one I have worked on, including the pee wee Paul thing POS that they did, couldn't be intonated properly. Played good, sounded, well, guitar like, but wouldn't play in tune past the 5th fret.
     
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    This one has about the same problem. I did order a bridge that was actually adjustable and I hope that will solve some of the intonation problems. Big fingers will not work very well beyond that point either. It is almost like an electric ukulele.
     
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    I got one for my gf's kid and I was very disappointed there was no truss rod under the truss rod cover. I had to shim the neck to get the action lower.
     
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    I bought the First Act version also from Goodwill for my ex's. She destroyed the first 2 on in a catastrophic meltdown.

    If I recall it intonated properly. Its been awhile though.
     
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    The tuning is the strangest thing. Changing it up 2 steps would make it similar to a ukulele. This guitar is not perfect, but good enough for $6.00.
     

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