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ACOUSTIC: Black Widow
Circa 1969

Acoustic-Black Widow solid body, 2 humbucking pickups, black lacquer finish, double cutaway, electric guitarThis is a solid body, symmetrical double cutaway, Acoustic Black Widow electric guitar made in Japan. This guitar features a thinline, hand contoured, maple body, a high gloss, black lacquer finish, white triple binding on the headstock and body with a stripe inlay on the body binding, two steel, wide range, high output, adjustable, grounded humbucking pickups, a chrome plated fixed, solid block tailpiece, a two-way adjustable chrome plated, roller bridge with individually adjustable saddles for each string, a chrome plated metal nut, two metal strap pins and a red vinyl, quilted, cushioned protection pad on the back. This guitar is beautiful especially for an approximately 45 years old instrument. It plays and sounds superb. The Black Widow's fast action feels fantastic under your fingers. This guitar will certainly be appreciated by both collectors and players. Do not miss your chance to get this beauty!Description from VintageSilvertones.com

CONDITION:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
100% original, this guitar is in very good condition. There is only one tiny, barely visible scratch on the front lower bass bout. This guitar looks, feels and sounds wonderful.
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TUNERS:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The all original, six, individual, closed back metal, Grover Rotomatic tuners with metal tips, are smooth and in great working order.
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NECK:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
It has a straight, bolt-on neck with a rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, 24 nickel frets plus a zero fret and a 25" scale. There is one small spot of wear on the first fret that does not affect the playability or sound of the guitar. The action is fast. The frets and fretboard feel fantastic under your fingers. The triple bound headstock, featuring a chrome plated, solid, string tree close to the chrome plated nut, and a silkscreened logo on a black lacquer finish, is very clean with only a small bit of wear at the top of the headstock. The neck is kept straight with an adjustable truss rod.
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PICKUPS:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
There are two steel, wide range, high output, adjustable and grounded double coils, with twelve pole pieces per pickup. The neck pickup provides a round, jazzy full tone. The bridge pickup offers an edgy and twangy, but full tone. The guitar has a three position toggle to select the neck, bridge or both pickups. There are also four chrome plated silver knobs which control volume and tone for each pickup. With the proper usage of the pickup selection switch, tone knobs and volume knobs, the player can achieve a nearly unlimited range of tones suitable for a myriad of musical styles including but not limited to jazz, soul, rock, blues, funk, country, blue grass, punk, post-punk and hardrock. All of the elecrtonics are very clean and work well.

DIMENSIONS:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
    Overall length: 41"
    Body width: 15"Description from VintageSilvertones.com
    Body thickness: 1.5" (2 3/8" with neck)
    Scale: 25"
    Width of the nut: 1.75"
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    Depth of the neck at nut: .75" approximately
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16"

Here's the original description from the 1972 Acoustic catalog:

BLACK WIDOW GUITAR
Double cutaway, thinline, hand--contoured body. All metal parts are chrome plated. Slim, high speed, 24 fret neck has rosewood fingerboard and pearl markers. Triple binding on head and body. Grover Rotomatic heads are standard. Steel guitar pickups plus a weighted roller bridge and solid block tailpiece for maximum sustain. Separate volume and tone controls for each pickup. Three position toggle switch. Pickup volume and controls located 1.25" from strings. Adjustable truss rod and neck pitch control. Individual string adjustments. 15" wide, 17 1/2" long, 1 7/8" thin, 25 1/4" scale, 24 frets. With hard plushline case.
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Acoustic-Black Widow Item #: ac1001 $1579
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Acoustic-Black Widow solid body, 2 humbucking pickups, black lacquer finish, double cutaway, electric guitar


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