Offered for sale; 1987 Gibson US-1 serial number  81267612.

This guitar is in excellent condition. Neck and frets are fine, cosmetically quite clean. There is a SEC stamping on the back of the headstock indicating factory second. We don’t see any outward reason for that discriminator.

The US-1, produced between 1987 and 1994, is a superstrat style guitar designed by Wayne Charvel and was Gibson's first mass produced superstrat. It has a basswood body frame with a balsa (Chromyte) core to reduce weight (like the Studio Lite models) but the top and back are bound figured maple. The neck is maple with an ebony fingerboard and 25.5” scale length with a 1 11/16” nut width. The bridge is a tune-o-matic with string saver saddles and a stop tailpiece is utilized. The pickups are three "New Design" ultra hot Gibson single and double coil pickups - one humbucker and two single coils. These are controlled by three mini switches. The hardware and mini Grover tuners are gold. The split diamond inlays and iconic 1958 Korina Flying V raised golden plastic headstock logo with pointed peghead are very attractive touches.

This is a very interesting piece of Gibson guitar evolution, weighing in at 7.2lbs, the tone is warmer than an all maple instrument, we feel that is due to the interesting use of three different woods in its construction. This guitar plays and sounds great, playable and collectable.

Original hard shell case included.

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Year Condition Color Case
1987 Excellent Cherry Sunburst Original Hard


Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
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