1978 GIBSON RD ARTIST - FIREBURST / Make an enquiry

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RD Artist
Excellent 8.75/10
11 lbs 15.5 oz

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1978 Gibson RD Artsist Bass, serial: 72228017. Fireburst finish, Ebony fretboard, excellent condition. Original case included. Original Moog circuitry and pots are untouched. All original other than the mode switch. Fully set up by my technician with a fresh set of strings. Weight:11 lbs 15.5 oz. Nut width: 41.25mm. Depth at 1st fret: 21mm. This guitar was made at the Kalamazoo Plant, MI,USA, August 10th, 1978. Production Number: 17.

There's very little play wear with only a few small marks/dings to the body and the same to the back of the neck and headstock. There's a little light buckle rash/scratches on the back, but as yet it hasn't worn through the finish. The neck is straight and the action is set up nice and low. The frets are in great shape and the truss rod is fully functioning. The headstock has no cracks/repairs. This is a superb bass to play with a great range of tones. Its marked as a second.

Maple set neck and body, custom designed active electronics with built in compression / expansion, bright and neutral modes. 3 way pickup selector. 34 1/2 inch scale. Perloid dot inlays and headstock motif. This bass is active with no passive mode. Electronics designed by Moog. Gibson humbucker pickups.