Gibson SG-R1 / Artist 1980 - 1981

Gibson SG-R1 / Artist 1980 - 1981

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This short-lived Norlin-era model used the active Moog electronics from the RD Artist, employing a slightly thicker body to accommodate the internal circuitry. The SG-R1 was renamed "SG Artist" in 1981 before being quickly discontinued, and is one of the rarer models of SG ever produced.

Product Specs

  • SG-R1 / Artist
  • Ebony
  • 1980 - 1981
Made In
  • United States
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 24.75"

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