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Designed for jazz session guitarist Howard Roberts (who recorded the themes for the Munsters, the Twilight Zone and plenty of other TV classics), this signature model was originally built as an Epiphone in the '60s. In the '70s, Gibson made two versions of this guitar, the Custom and the Artist. The two were similar a distinct oval soundhole, but the Artist featured an Ebony fingerboard, gold-plated pickup, and an upgraded tailpiece with an ebony insert bearing Roberts' initials. 

Body Style: Single cutaway hollowbody

Years of Production: 
1976 - 1982

Design Elements: 
One pickup, three control knobs, trapeze tailpiece, block inlays, 25 1/2-inch scale length, oval sound-hole

Product Specs

  • Howard Roberts Artist
  • Natural
  • Sunburst
  • Wine Red
  • 1976 - 1982
Made In
  • United States

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