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Gibson RD Artist Bass Sunburst 1978 (s089)



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Body: Maple

Neck: Maple neck with a “C” profile, 1 9/16” wide nut, ebony fretboard, 12” radius, and dot inlays

Pickups/Hardware: Gibson tuners, two pickups, three-way pickup selector switch, three-way electronics mode selector (only working in middle position), independent volume and tone controls

Cosmetic Condition: The finish is all original and significantly worn with plenty of dings, dents, and hazing but tons of character. The edges are well worn and the back has a good amount of buckle rash as well as a stable crack inside of the control cavity. The neck finish is also well worn but plays nicely with no serious dents or dings. The headstock has usual wear around edges but no signs of structural damage or repairs. This bass has seen a lot of use and modifications but it still has a ton of heart and soul left in it!

Playability: The strings are nice and low, play great, and ring out clearly across the board.

Modifications/Repairs: The bass has underwent many mods including being refretted, partially rewired with replaced pots, replaced screws, replaced backplate piece (with extra holes drilled), replaced knobs, replaced truss rod cover, and other electronics modifications. There is a stable crack in the control cavity and the electronics mode selection only works in the middle position (other two positions kill output).

Weight: 12lbs 1oz

Case: Badly damaged, non-functioning original hardshell

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