A Corvus II model.
|Period||1982 — 1984|
|Pickup(s)||1 or 2 Humbuckers, or 3 single coils|
|Silver, yellow, orange, others|
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.
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.
Notable Corvus players
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