Gibson ES-Artist 1980s Sunburst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $2,050$2,595

The Gibson ES-Artist was an attempt to update the basic 335 design with active electronics and onboard effects (Moog controls for compressor, expander and bright boost). While still semi-hollow with a solid Maple center block and Maple body, it lacked f-holes.

Years of Production: 1979 - 1985

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