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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.

Original Pictures

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.
The whole neck has been professionally re-fretted, a new nut fitted, and
 most edge marks gently and slowly refinished to maintain originality,
the original second volume control refitted,
so new pictures are shown below...
Long overdue!

We like to play more than trade - so please excuse the 'busy' looking pictures.
(We use a Hagstrom 310 with a Watkins Copicat for voice mics during practice sessions)
Click Pic to see the original WEM "Copicat" Leaflet
The Corvette is well balanced and a superb player, set neck - adjustable from the head,
and like many Hagstrom guitars - built like a battleship!

At first sight it may look like a through neck (indeed the vintage guitars articles get it wrong), but
here's the proof - provided by our good friend Anders Karlsson from an Impala project he worked on:

A description of the controls is shown below these pictures

I wouldn't pretend it's mint... but it's pretty cool and strong!
Certainly back to most of it's former glory... and better than some auction-hyped 'legal heros' (Ha Ha!)

There are separate Solo (Lead) and Acc (Rhythm) buttons with their own volume adjustment!
The Slider Control is the master, the (grey/silver) pot is the ACC VOLUME (Accompaniment / Rhythm)

Red buttons marked L/M/H (Low Med High)    1/2/3 (Pickups)
27 different Tone effects or combinations they say - that's before you change anything at the amp!


You gotta watch Cordell Jackson on this one!


The design is certainly very different, the playablity is superb, not too weighty
and the way it is designed you can easily get to any fret right up to number 22 at the end.

It's also a great friend for the Coronado VI Bass and Corvette IV Bass that reside here at Hagstrom UK!

Christopher can be seen enjoying this eclectic beauty during celebrations over the Christmas and new year 2002/3.
A feature on Hagstrom Canada to celebrate his ninth birthday January 2003!

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There's nothing like a REAL original Swedish made Hagstrom (and there are loads around), but if it 'floats your boat', or you can't find an original then who are we to say?

Plenty has been said already and
will be said forever forward probably.
Only you know what's right for you!