1977 GIBSON RD ARTIST - NATURAL / Make an enquiryClick to listen

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RD Artist
Excellent 9/10
11.3 lbs

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Vintage 1977 RD Artist in excellent+ condition with ohsc. Serial number: 73257036. Kalamazoo Plant, USA. November 21st, 1977 Production Number: 36.

This is a beautiful collectors piece from the most desirable first year of the RD Artistīs production.

The instruments colour has aged to a warm and full butterscotch blonde.The maple has some beautiful figuring throughout. The Moog Electronics are in perfect working order. The action is nice and low, the truss rod works perfectly.

This instrument has the best of both worlds, itīs been played enough to develop a great sound and it's been well taken care of. Other than a few small marks on the back that you need to look for, there is one small dent on the treble sides side. The frets show minimal wear. The neck and headstock are particularly clean. The latter showing only one small mark just above the serial number. The bass comes with the rare and sought after purple lined original hardshell case.

Being such a great example, this bass was used to represent the RD Artistīs of the first production run in 1977 in a four page article for the Bass Quarterly magazineīs Vintage Corner.

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