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Gibson Corvus

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Manufacturer  Gibson
Body type  Solid
Body  Alder
Period  1982 — 1984
Neck joint  Bolt-on
Neck  Maple
Gibson Corvus

The Gibson Corvus was a short-lived series of guitars produced by the Gibson Guitar Corporation in the mid-1980s. It featured a solid body with an offset V-cut at the tail, which led it to be colloquially known as the "can opener" guitar. If the guitar is turned sideways, it looks as if it is the shape of a crow in flight. Corvus is the Latin word for crow.

The Corvus was sold in three model variations:

  • Corvus I - one humbucker pickup, volume, and tone knob.
  • Corvus II - two humbuckers, volume, and tone knobs.
  • Corvus III - three single coil pickups, a five-way switch, one volume, and one tone knob.
  • An upscale Corvus with a set rather than bolt-on neck was marketed under the name "Futura" (not to be confused with the Explorer prototype).

    The Corvus was one of several new models designed to renew interest in Gibson guitars. It was discontinued after two years due to poor sales.

    The Corvus is featured in the video games Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II and Guitar Hero III.

    Notable Corvus players

  • Tim Kasher (Cursive, The Good Life)
  • Mike Cooley (Drive By Truckers)
  • References

    Gibson Corvus Wikipedia


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