1977 Gibson RD Artist; desirable first year model. (this is the RD 77 model, made 1977-79). The same model with same finish (natural) as played by Jimmy Page. One of the most radical guitars that Gibson ever produced. 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!
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 head-stock, 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. Close-up photo available. I was also told that sometimes guitar makers stamped guitars “second” to discount them to larger music stores and give them to known bands as a promo.
Anyway, guitar is absolutely beautiful as far as I am concerned and comes with original case in very good shape
Price is firm.
Thanks for looking!
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