Gibson RD Artist 1978 Natural

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $1,605$1,985

The Gibson RD series launched in the late '70s. These guitars and basses each featured a longer scale than other Gibsons, innovative active electronics (developed by Moog), and a unique offset body style. The RD Artist was the top-of-the-line RD guitar and featured styling similar to the Les Paul Custom. 

Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody

Years of Production: 
1977 - 1982

Wood Composition: Maple body, Mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard

Design Elements: Two active pickups, block inlays, TP-6 tailpiece (some made with stopbar)


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