Post Number: 228
|Posted on Wednesday, June 08, 2005 - 8:22 pm: |
I'm trying to sell a Gibson RD 77 Artist. It's got a bunch of nicks and dings, a hole in it where the previous owner put a thumbrest in between the pickups, and a section near that thumbrest where there is a small hole (1/16th" deep) and the finish worn to the wood (about a half inch long, 1/4 inch wide). The compression/expansion switch is finicky in the compression mode - you have to be gentle with it. I've tried cleaning it, etc., but I'm not that good at that stuff. It works, but you have to be gentle, e.g., just switch it back nice and easy, and it works perfectly. The tone knobs are not original - the guy I bought it from misrepresented it on Ebay, and it had two Rickenbacker style knobs on the tone controls when I got it. I replaced them with two Gibson speed knobs. The battery cover is not original - it did not come with one, and I had to fabricate a new one from pickguard material bought from Stewart-MacDonald.
The good news: No cracks, breaks of any kind. Frets are in remarkably good shape, and there is no buzz on the neck whatsoever. Action is extremely low, even with the light gauge DRs I have on it. Fingerboard is in good condition, neck is straight, truss rod works perfectly. New Schaller straplocks too. Case is in fair condition - it's beat up, but the latches all work.
Sound - this was Gibson's answer to Alembic. The sounds that come from this thing are amazing. The electronics were designed by Bob Moog of Moog Synthesizer fame, and it's fairly amazing. Crisp and bright, funky and honky, this thing can do it all.
I can take additional pics those interested. Asking $750 plus shipping.
(Message edited by davehouck on June 08, 2005)
Post Number: 229
|Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 4:54 pm: |
Now on Ebay if anyone is interested.