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Gibson S-1 1978 Natural Mahogany

General Info:

This 1978 Gibson S-1 in Natural Mahogany finish is an excellent and fully original example of this increasingly hard to find Gibson model! It also comes with some case candy from the Norlin era including the original S-1 user guide! The more rare solid mahogany body looks great with the black pickguard and maple neck. There are a couple of scratches on the back and sides of the body (please see photos 14 to 16) that do not intrude onto the clean top. The neck is smooth and the headstock looks fine, front and back.

Neck:

Maple neck with a tapered medium ā€œDā€ profile, 1 5/8ā€ wide nut, maple fretboard, 12ā€ radius, and pearl dot inlays, no wear marks on fretboard and frets are in excellent condition with practically no wear.

Pickups/Hardware:

Bill Lawrence designed single coils, these are the more desirable and cool looking 'epoxy' style blade pickups, hat-box volume and tone speed knobs, selector switch and 4 way rotary switch, harmonica style bridge and stop tailpiece, Gibson tulip tuners, 4 bolt neck plate.

Playability:

The neck profile is fast and comfortable while the strings are set up nicely without any buzz, they ring out clearly across the board. Very versatile guitar with beautiful clean tones to ballsy heavy rock sounds.

Weight:

7lbs 6oz

Case:

Original Gibson- 70s style - Black 'Chainsaw'

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Condition
Very Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
Brand Gibson
Model S-1
Finish Natural Mahogany
Categories Solid Body
Year 1978
Made In United States
Finish Style Satin
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Scale Length 24 3/4"
Number of Strings 6 String
Right / Left Handed Right Handed
Body Shape Single Cutaway
Neck Material Maple
Body Type Solid Body
Body Material Alder

Seller was fast to ship after purchase and guitar was as described, arriving safely in a well packed box.

Hayden Z. - November 17, 2019

Great guitar, condition was exactly as described, prompt and informative replies to all messages.

Rob D. - October 30, 2019

Excellent transaction. Fast and clear communication. Quick payment.

Steven M. - October 17, 2019

Perfect transaction, fast payment, great buyer !!!

Alexandre H. - September 11, 2019

Ishibashi M. - July 15, 2019

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Shipping Policy

Ships from Sydney, Australia to:

Australia
$64.62

I will ship with tracking to the listed regions.

N.B. For the time being, due to CITES restrictions, guitars built with rosewood parts will only be shipped to Australian postal addresses.

For guitars with no rosewood parts I will still ship with tracking to international destinations such as USA, UK, EU, Japan, Canada, please send me a message for shipping quotes. Prices quoted for shipping may vary somewhat with shipping company used e.g. UPS, Fedex, DHL, etc

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Gibson S-1 1978 Natural Mahogany
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