Vintage Gibson ES-Artist Sunburst 1979


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First-year production model in great shape, showing off some gorgeous flame figuring under the 3-tone sunburst finish. But the real magic lies in the Moog electronics, featuring 3 mini toggles for compressor, expander & bright boost. Professionally set up & ready for action straight out of the case.

Cosmetic Condition: Pretty good shape for being 40 years old, but there are signs of some play wear - various minor nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches & some light finish wear/blemishes. Overall the guitar has a cool, true vintage look to it with a gorgeous patina.

Neck: Slim taper flame maple neck with nicely aged cream binding & black side-dots. Ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl dot inlays. Professionally refretted with no wear. Bound headstock with mother of pearl inlays. Gibson diecast tuners are in perfect working condition. 1 11/16" nut width; 24 3/4" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.

Body: Semi-hollow maple body with lots of gorgeous flame figuring. 7-ply bound top & 3-ply bound back. TP-6 tailpiece with Tune-O-Matic bridge & gold hardware. Tortoise pickguard with 5-ply binding. The guard shows some deterioration, but no pieces missing. Guitar weighs 8 lbs 14.5 oz.

Electronics: Gibson Pat No. humbuckers with black bezels. Master volume, bass & treble controls with black speed knobs. 3-way toggle switch; Moog electronics with 3 mini switches for compressor, expander & bright boost. The electronics are functioning, however, we noticed the output from the pickups is much quieter than normally expected.

Case: Original hardshell case included.