The Electra Corsair Bass
First appeared in 1974 catalog as 2278 Sunburst and 2279 Natural. 33.5" scale
Full width inlays, checkerboard binding. bolt neck.
Non-rick pickups, finger rest below neck pup.
in '76 cat, referred to as Cherry Sunburst, and Natural Maple.
Natural Maple model has maple fingerboard with full width black inlays. dark stain back and sides of body.
Bodies are 2 slab mahogony pancaked together, with maple caps.
'76 (late) possibly.
transitional period. necks are bolt-neck, and glued in as well. 33.25" scale
Ric style pickups needed a deep neck route, compromising the neck strength (thus the glue used)
smaller inlays are used, and has a finger rest.
Natural model has maple fingerboard with small black triangle inlays, black sides and back of body.
Sunburst model has rosewood fingerboard.
'77-'78? "Corsair Stereo" appears in '77 catalog.
Ric style pickups (both toaster and hi-gain, neck through, stereo option. copy of wavy grover tuners
smaller inlays. 1/2" neck pup spacing. no finger rest.
Natural Maple 2288, Sunburst 2289. both had rosewood fingerboard.
checkered binding style is 34" scale, and body is 30mm thick, 10mm skunk stripe
white binding style is 33.25" scale, and body is 35mm thick, 6mm skunk stripe
'79 Corsair no longer appears in the catalogs.
2279 Natural - Variant with glued/bolt neck
2288 Natural - Neck Thru
2289 Sunburst - Neck Thru
2289 Sunburst - - Neck Thru, Variant, normal binding