Gibson S-1 Walnut 1978

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson S-1 Walnut 1978

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Neck Material: Maple Neck
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .78" (1st fret), .93" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 1/2"
Neck Details: Bolt-on three piece maple neck with unbound maple fingerboard, dot inlays, and headstock truss rod adjustment
Electronics: Original single coil epoxy-potted pickups and electronics, with 4-position rotary pickup selector, master volume/tone controls, and toggle switch to isolate the bridge pickup. The "front-bridge" pickup position is out of phase, but this appears to be original. The pot codes date to 1978.
Pickup Measurements: N/A due to wiring scheme
Hardware: Original
Weight: 8lbs 2oz
Modifications/Repairs: None
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar shows play wear appropriate for its age; the finish has hazed on the front, and has numerous dings and scratches on the body. The pickguard is cracked at the two points near the output jack, but is held securely by the screws. The back of the body has heavy buckle rash and patches of finish wear, and the sides of the body have additional scratches and dings. The fingerboard finish has notable wear in several spots, and there is some light checking on the back of the headstock. The neck finish is smooth.
Serial Number: 71958553
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and minor neck relief; the guitar is currently set up with 10s, and the truss rod is adjustable. The frets are wide and low with light wear. The pot codes and serial number date to 1978.
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