Gibson RD Artist 1978 Tobacco Burst w/OHSC

$ 3,999.99

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Gibson RD Artist in Sunburst finish made in 1978 with Original Hard Shell Case. This guitar features a solid walnut body, 3-piece walnut neck and ebony fingerboard. Equipped with a Seymour Duncan Slash APH-2NS in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan Slash APH-2NB in the bridge position. Controlled by 2-volume, 2-tone knobs and a 3-way toggle switch. The 24.75″ scale length neck has mother of pearl block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets with a slim taper neck profile. The hardware is comprised of gold Gibson sealed die-cast tuning machines, a bone nut, a Tune-O-Matic bridge with fine tune stop tail and black speed knobs with a 3-ply black/white pickguard.

This guitar is in overall good condition, it has scuffs scratches, dings, some belt rash and finish check which is normal for it’s age. there is a large dent on the bottom edge of body  (See Pics)
Guitar is freshly setup and restrung with 10-46 strings and includes original hard shell case.


  • Make: Gibson
  • Model: RD Artist
  • Year: 1978
  • Finish: Sunburst
  • Finish Type: Nitrocellulose
  • Country: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Weight: 8lbs 10.6oz
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Maple
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Neck Joint: Set Neck
  • Neck Wood: 3-piece Maple Neck
  • Neck Finish: Natural Gloss
  • Finger Board: Ebony
  • Neck Radius: 12″
  • Neck Profile: Slim Taper
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Block
  • Nut Width: 1.69″
  • Nut: Bone
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Headstock: Multi-Ply Bound, Winged “F” Mother of Pearl Inlay
  • Pickup Config: HH
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Slash APH-2NS
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Slash APH-2NB
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White
  • Pots: 2-Volume, 2-Tone
  • Switch: 3-Way Toggle Switch (Lower 3-way is just for show and not wired up)
  • Hardware: Black
  • Tuning Machines: Gibson Sealed Die-cast with Keystone Heads
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Knobs: Black Speed
  • Mods: Pots, Switch’s, Pickups, Nut
  • Other Features: Some original parts include (switch, some knobs etc)
  • String Gauge: 10-46
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case


  • Overall Condition: ✯✯✯✯ ·
  • Body Back: ✯✯✯✯ ·
  • Body Front: ✯✯✯✯☆
  • Fretboard: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Fret Life: ✯✯✯✯☆
  • Neck: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Headstock Front: ✯✯✯✯☆
  • Headstock Back: ✯✯✯✯☆
  • Pickups: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Bridge: ✯✯✯✯☆
  • Tailpiece: ✯✯✯✯☆
  • Knobs: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Hardware: ✯✯✯✯☆

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