1974-1975 Gibson Howard Roberts Custom Archtop Guitar

  • BirdsEye Maple back & sides (arched back)
  • Gorgeous, traditional tobacco sunburst all over
  • Laminated arched Maple top with Oval soundhole
  • Colorful Vine peghead inlay & Gibson logo on black headstock faceplate
  • 7-ply bound body
  • Floating humbucker pickup
  • 3 controls (original barrel knobs) - volume, mid range roll off and treble roll off
  • Rosewood fretboard with slotted, rectangular inlays
  • 3 piece curly Maple neck
  • Florentine cutaway
  • Cream bindings all around
  • Triple bound faux tortoiseshell pickguard
  • Nickel Grover tuning machines
  • Excellent condition with one tight top crack on the bass side of the tailpiece
  • Engraved trapeze tail piece with "Howard Roberts" rosewood center piece
  • Made in Kalamazoo, MI, discontinued in 1981
  • SN 396333
  • Year Condition Color Case
    ~1974 Excellent Tobacco Sunburst Original Hard


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