Gibson ES-Artist Sunburst 1980

6-String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA. Serial# 80350092.

Gibson ES-Artist Sunburst 1980


Description & Specs


Finish: Original

Top Material: Maple Top

Body Material: Maple Body

Body Details: Laminate maple semi-hollow body with maple center block.

Neck Material: Maple Neck

Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard

Neck Profile: medium "C"

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st- .78" 12th- .98"

Fingerboard Radius: 12.00

Nut Width: 1-11/16 in

Neck Details: Three piece maple neck with bound ebony board.

Electronics: The pickups are patent number embossed Gibsons. -The active preamp/compressor unit was not working and has been removed. -The guitar has been fully rewired with a three way pickup selector, individual neck and bridge pickup volume controls and a master tone control. The holes for the three mini toggle switches have been left empty. -The original wiring harness is included with the case. This could potentially be repaired and reinstalled. -The knobs are original, so two of them have markings for 5-0-5 from the original preamp/compressor and the other has the usual 10-0 markings.

Pickup Measurements: neck 7.3k ohms bridge 7.6k ohms

Hardware: Original hardware except for replaced bridge. The original pick guard and bracket are included with the case, but the guard is deteriorating.

Weight: 8 lbs 2.9 oz

Modifications / Repairs: The active preamp/compressor unit was not working and has been removed. The guitar has been fully rewired with a three way pickup selector, individual neck and bridge pickup volume controls and a master tone control. The holes for the three mini toggle switches have been left empty. The bridge has been replaced.

Case Details: Original hard shell case with pick guard and original wiring harness.

Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has moderate play wear. The finish is glossy with checking and light dents and scratches throughout. The hardware is tarnished, particularly the pickup covers and other metal parts near the guard. This is due to off gassing and deterioration of the original pick guard. The pick guard has been removed and is included in the case.

Serial Number: 80350092

Tech Notes: -The guitar plays well with low action. The frets are wide with medium height and light play wear. -The serial number dates to 1980. The original pots date to 1979.

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