Flight of the Corvette THIS HISTORIC GUITAR HAS BEEN SOLD
I know it should be " Flight of the Condor " but this Racy Red Corvette had to change names in the USA, and that was the only change. There was NO LAWSUIT with Gretsch, those nice guys at Hagstrom simply made the change and carried on calling it Corvette everywhere else around the world.
So in Europe it remained Corvette, the three pickup version of the twin pickup Impala, many say it is one of the most versatile guitars ever made. Certainly in the time I've had it, it's become a clear favourite.
Made in 1965, then bought second hand in 1969 by a professional player (Gus) from Germany. There are signs of wear and the odd ding in places, but it is totally sound and perfect working order. The original shiny circular "acc" volume control was also supplied, and the original whammy/trem bar was enclosed.
A Truss Rod cover "Kings Neck Logo" was needed, this has now
been obtained and fitted.
We like to play more than trade - so please excuse the 'busy'
There are separate Solo (Lead) and Acc (Rhythm) buttons with
their own volume adjustment!
Red buttons marked L/M/H (Low Med High)
The design is certainly very different, the playablity is
superb, not too weighty
Christopher can be seen enjoying this eclectic beauty during
celebrations over the Christmas and new year 2002/3.
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