Figured a few of you would absolutely LOVE this.
This is a 1982 Gibson Flying V. At some point the neck became disconnected from the body, which was then repaired, and the repair is factory solid, though it doesn't look too pretty.
It came stock from the Factory with a Kahler-type vibrato, which is stamped Gibson. from what I've heard, Kahler wasn't doing too well in the early 80s, so instead of licensing the Kahler design, gibson essentially copied it, knowing Kahler didn't have the money to sue them. the trem has been modified by a previous owner to have a lock-screw installed, like the modern Kahler Hybrids. It was originally black, but was sanded down at some point in it's life and now has a vinyl snakeskin applique on the top and bottom, which is going to be removed. the 82s are some of the few Vs that didn't have pickguards, so I'm debating what do do with this. I'm considering going down to bare mahogany, and doing a sand-stain-sand to get a natural finish with stain in the grain, or going Bright red with a black Full-size PG, like the RG550RRs.
A Gibson-branded Kahler? That's a first for me! Those saddles are definitely not Kahler design.