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GIBSON USA Les Paul Artist 1979-1981 *Original Hardcase "Antique Fireburst + Ebo

GIBSON USA Les Paul Artist 1979-1981 *Original Hardcase "Antique Fireburst + Ebo


The Les Paul Artist is a handsome guitar with some very unique features besides the Moog circuit board and active electronics. All Artists were made in Nashville. The Artist has a unique peghead logo with the letters "LP" in script style, a gold truss rod cover with the "Les Paul Artist" inscription, brass nut, TP-6 fine tuning tailpiece,gold hardware, two potted gold plated Gibson Humbucking pickups, five piece laminated maple neck with volute, a bass, treble, and one master volume pot, brass nut, new design "scarfed" cutaway back, black speed knobs, gold jack plate, Nashville bridge, block fingerboard inlays, multi-ply binding on the top of the body, neck, and peghead, and three mini-toggle switches for compression, expansion, and brightness. The tone controls are active, with a notch in the midway ("0") position. With the tone controls at this mid-point, the sound of the Artist is close to a traditional Les Paul tone. The tone controls below this mid position (selections numbered 1-5) or above mid position (also numbered 1-5) actively "cut" or "boost" the tone, respectively. The active circuitry is enabled (and battery drain occurs) when a cord is plugged into the guitar's phone jack.


Body: Mahogany

Top Wood: Maple

Fretboard:  Rosewood

Neck Shape:  '59

Pick-ups: Gold-plated series VI humbuckers

Weight: 9lbs 1oz


Condition Report:  Here's a doozy! This is a cool sounding and playing Les Paul artist from 1979. Only 230 made. The action is low and the neck is straight. The frets have been dressed but still have plenty of life left in them. The pickups and electronics work as they should which is rare on these as they feature the old school Moog circuit. All original and unmolested with original artist case also which is a rare find nowadays. Set-up with a fresh set of 10's and ready to go!

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