The Webmaster's V440T
always wanted one of these when they first came out in 1986.
Unfortunately, they were only offered in '86 and '87, as the new
neck-thru design of 1988 wasn't possible on this model. I found
this one on Classifieds2000 (a precursor to eBay and Craig's List) in
1999, and paid $450 for it. At the time, I didn't realize how
unusual it is. Apart from simply not being that common in the
first place, the original owner had Carvin paint it a darker Pearl Blue
that they ordinarily used. Additionally, this has the '88 block
logo on the headstock, even though production ended in '87 - this means
this was one of the last V440s made. Other features include black
chrome hardware, a Kahler bass tremolo, and H11B pickups with phase
Steingrimur Thorarinsson's V440T
late-1987 V440T that has made it's way to Iceland. Like the one
above, it has the post-'88 block logo on the headstock; a very unusual
feature. Other features include Pearl White finish, black chrome
hardware, and the Kahler bass tremolo.
another great example of a 1987 V440, in a hardtail version. Scott
is the original owner, and picked it up in April of 1987, which was near
the end of the production run. It's finished in gloss black, with
chrome hardware and M11B pickups. Scott also has a nice vintage
LB75 - see it right here.
This 1987 V440 was
spotted on an on-line music retailer's website. It's finished in
white, with black chrome hardware and a Kahler bass tremolo.