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1977 Gibson RD Artist; desirable first year model. (this is the RD 77 model, made 1977-79). The same model with same finish (natural maple) as played by Jimmy Page. One of the most radical guitars that Gibson ever produced and the top model in the RD lineup. A true vintage classic!
This stunning work of art was built with active Moog electronics. The body design of the guitar and the electronics were designed simultaneously giving the guitar a great look, great balance and fantastic playability. The longest scale length Gibson produced on a guitar was on the RD 77; 25 ½“. Amazing sounding and a very comfortable, fast playing guitar suitable for a large stage. Great for psychedelic music and hard rock! All electronics function flawlessly. A "zillion" combinations and a "zillion' sounds! I have owned and played a lot of Gibson electric guitars. I was a "Gibson man" since the early 70's when I owned my first 50's Les Paul. As far as I am concerned this guitar is one of the finest playing Gibson built electric guitars, ever.
There are some finish cracks and a few tiny finish chips and minimal wear. Neck is straight and action is low
The guitar is stamped “second” on top of rear headstock, see photo. The only blemish, if you can call it a blemish, that I could ever find is that there is a bit of natural “flame” to the top of the maple body at the lower bout, bass side, see photo. I was also told that sometimes guitar makers stamped guitars “second” to discount them to larger music stores.
Anyway, guitar is absolutely beautiful as far as I am concerned and comes with original case in very good shape, photos available.
As a bonus a copy of the wiring schematic will be included.
IF YOU WANT ONE OF THE NICEST EXISTING EXAMPLES OF THIS GUITAR LOOK NO FURTHER!
PRICE IS FIRM.
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Because of the delicate nature of electronics and the possibility of parts swapping, all electric guitars are sold as is. I am not one of those people who makes it a habit of dissecting their guitars and photographing their guts: Only in a rare occasion, if the guitar merits it. Acoustic guitars (with the exception of items with the words “as is” in their descriptions or guitars that have had work done on them or have damage) are returnable for credit minus PP&I and restocking fee.. Terms of return for acoustic guitars: Acoustic guitars may be returned for immediate credit towards another guitar of higher price (25%+, excluding marked down prices) plus postage and packing fees (all returns subject to a 15% restocking fee.) PP&I fees are not refundable and guitar must be posted back within 24 business day hours and must be received in the same packaging and in the same condition as sent. Lay-a-way available on higher priced: 50% deposit of total immediately down and balance paid within 30 days or deposit forfeited. No returns on lay-a-ways. Accessories, cases, parts, amps, etc. are non returnable. By purchasing you are agreeing to these terms.