Gibson S-1 Black 1976

The S-1 and its counterpart, the Marauder were introduced by Gibson introduced in the '70s to try to get in on the lower-end guitar market dominated by Fender and Japanese makers. Unlike most Gibsons, these models used bolt-on necks. The S-1 differed from the Marauder in its three single-coil pickups with four-way rotary switch, as well as its standard Maple fretboard. 

Years of Production: 
1975 - 1982

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

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, stopbar tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge, triangular headstock

Finish Specifications: Natural was the original finish for the Marauder.

Notable Les Paul Players: Ron Wood, Thurston Moore

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