Gibson Marauder 1975 Natural

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The Marauder is one of several models 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, the Marauder used a bolt-on neck. This guitar also used two lower end pickups and an unbound Rosewood fingerboard (maple was used later). The Marauder shared its Les Paul-esque shape with the S-1. 

Years of Production: 
1975 - 1982

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Maple body, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements:  One humbucker and one blade 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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