Gibson ES-Artist Sunburst 1980

6-String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson ES-Artist Sunburst 1980

Used

Description & Specs

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Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Maple Body
Neck Material: Maple Neck
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): 0.79" (1st fret), .98" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: 3 piece maple neck with bound ebony fretboard, dot inlays, headstock volute, and headstock truss rod adjustment. The brass nut has a small wooden shim underneath to achieve proper string height.
Electronics: The guitar has been fully rewired with passive electronics; the original Moog preamp circuit boards are included, but do not function. The pickups are the original Gibson humbuckers with embossed patent numbers, and controls include 3-way toggle switch, master volume control, and neck/bridge pickup tone controls.
Pickup Measurements: 7.4k (neck), 7.4k (bridge)
Hardware: Original; the pickguard is in the case, but it has disintegrated.
Weight: 8lbs 12oz
Modifications/Repairs: The original circuit boards have been removed, and the guitar rewired with passive controls. The nut has been shimmed.
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has aged nicely; the finish is gloss with light surface scratches, minor checking, and other small blemishes. The three toggle switch holes on the front of the body have been left vacant after the electronics were removed. There is a small chip on the back of the headstock just above the serial number, and the hardware has mild tarnish.
Serial Number: 80670020
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action, and is currently set up with 10s. The neck has a slight twist, with the bass side having more relief than the treble side, but the guitar has been set up to accommodate this and plays cleanly and comfortably. The frets are wide and fairly low, with some light divots present. The serial number dates to 1980.
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