The Red Tail Hawk is a short-scale offset reminiscent of that old Fender favorite, but with a dash of some 60s Hagstrom and Guyatone vibes thrown in. Sleek contours combined with slightly pointed horns give the Red Tail Hawk its own unique silhouette. The thin body is super comfortable seated or strapped, and relieves some weight that some of the larger offset solidbodies can sometimes carry.
The slim carve C neck - one of three carves offered by High Spirit - is reminiscent of some of our favorite early and mid 60s Fullerton offsets. Comfortable and quick with a nice taper, but not too small.
What really sets this Red Tail Hawk apart from the standard model is the pair of original 1970s Fender Wide Range Humbuckers. These highly sought-after pickups offer a distinctive voice unlike any other traditional humbucker, with a single coil-like attack and clarity and a big robust low end. The unique CuNiFe magnets compress in a unique way with a very musical bloom. Crank your amp or kick on your favorite overdrive, and you'll hear the harmonics come alive. WRHBs sound incredible with some gain behind them!
Rounding out the hardware is a custom machined High Spirit bridge and saddle set with a Goeldo tremolo unit. The Goeldo has a similar feel to a Jaguar/Jazzmaster tremolo with the smoothness of a Mastery, offering great adjustability to suit the player's playing style and needs.
Condition: Excellent - very, very few signs of previous ownership. As close to new as you could hope. Plays great and sounds fantastic!
We're so impressed with these guitars and we think you'll be as well. If you're looking for a unique electric with truly custom-made appointments and small-shop attention to detail, don't let this one pass you by.
- Speckled Cherry lacquer finish
- 1 1/2" Mahogany body
- Maple neck w/ Indian Rosewood fingerboard and clay dots
- Bone Nut
- 3-ply Black pickguard
- Grover mini Rotomatic tuners
- Vintage Fender Wide Range Humbucker pickups
- High Spirit custom bridge and saddles
- Goeldo Tremolo
- 24.625" Scale Length
- 1 5/8" nut width
- 12" fretboard radius
- Access Hardshell case