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The Gibson Challenger is a Les Paul shaped bolt on neck guitar produced from 1982-1985. This Gibson Challenger 2 features two humbuckers in both the neck and bridge (the Challenger 1 had a single pickup design).

This guitar features a two piece mahogany body, and a 22 fret five piece maple neck with rosewood fretboard , dot inlays, medium frets. the neck profile is similar to the 1960 slim tapered design as opposed to the 1959 rounded design.

I have read that the pickups are a Bill Lawrence design, although the bottom of the pickups give no indication of such. The pickups remind me of a Gibson L6-S pickup.  (Carlos Santana used the L6-s during the 70's and it is reported he recorded "Borboletta" with the L6-S so you might use this as a point of reference for the sound of the Challenger.

The bridge was manufactured by Schaller and is still made to this day.  Schaller has and always will make the highest quality hardware. The tuners which I do not know who manufactured them are your everyday basic sealed tuners.  At least one if not two of the tuning machines have been replaced on this guitar. They are fully functional.

It has nicks and dinks from almost 40 years of use.  It is an affordable way to get into collecting guitars.

Case is not included.

Product Specs

Condition:
Very Good (Used)
Brand
Gibson
Model
Challenger
Finish
Natural
Categories
Solid Body
Year
1983-85
Made In
United States
Number of Strings
6 String
Right / Left Handed
Right Handed
Body Shape
Single Cutaway
Body Type
Solid Body

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Western Kentucky Music and Pawn
Joined Jul 2015
Mayfield, KY, United States

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Gibson Challenger 2 Natural 1983
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