1978 Gibson S-1 Electric Guitar w/ Excellent Kahler Tremolo System

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Nice 1978 Gibson S-1 Electric Guitar with Kahler Tremolo and Bar

Good workhorse player, used as a main guitar.. with very good Kahler Tremolo System with (screw in) Kahler Whammy Bar (and Instruction Cards included)
The Gibson S-1 is one sweet tone instrument. (and its counterpart, the Marauder) were introduced by Gibson during the mid '70s to the music industry to a market dominated by Fender and Japanese makers. 
The Gibson S-1 offered here includes 3 Single coil high quality Bill Lawrence pickups  and a good tone configuration on a maple Les Paul style thick body. Unlike most Gibson Pauls however, these models used bolt-on necks like a Fender. They play great,  Featuring a nicely bound Maple neck and fretboard.  Some discoloration of the white binding. Neck is straight and plays very well with low action, NICELY smoothed in worn neck. Maple fretboard plays fast and smooth. Frets have been leveled and the guitar plays fast and proper.

4-way Rotary Pickup Selector Switch to select between the following:
1)  F -   Front Neck (Rhythm) pickup
2) CB -  Center and Back
3) FCB - Front, Center & Back pickup
4) FBX - Front, Back Pickup and Out of Phase 

Tap Toggle Switch switches directly to Bridge (Lead) Pickup

Listen to a good tutorial video included here about this Gibson model guitar (2nd part of the video). Not the same one being sold but with the same solid black cover pickups. It's good condition guitar. Very playable with good quality pickup tones

Please send message if you have a question(s). I will be glad to reply.
Guitar will be shipped via UPS. and insured via Reverb,

Body Style:
Single cutaway solid body

Wood Composition: Maple body, Maple neck, Maple fingerboard

Design Elements:  Three single-coil pickups, dot inlays, two control knobs, three-way pickup selector, white pickguard, Kahler Tremolo locking tali-piece and nicely replaced front guitar strap pin, triangular headstock

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.

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Listeda month ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more

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