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Gibson RD Artist Gold Hardware Electric Guitar

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To tie in with its 120th Anniversary celebrations, Gibson USA introduces a powerful new rendition of the innovative RD that first hit the scene in the 70s. Blending a stylized take on Gibsons legendar... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

To tie in with its 120th Anniversary celebrations, Gibson USA introduces a powerful new rendition of the innovative RD that first hit the scene in the 70s. Blending a stylized take on Gibsons legendary reverse-body Firebird models with the elegance of Custom appointments and cutting-edge contemporary performance and playability, the RD Artist hits the ground running as one of the most versatile and powerful models in the Gibson stable. Groundbreaking active pickups, topnotch playability, and Custom-style appointments are all wrapped in an elegant Alpine White finish in nitrocellulose lacquer to make the RD Artist a great option for any style of music.

The RD Artist begins with a foundation of time-tested tonewoods, including a solid mahogany body and neck, and a one-piece, Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays, plus œ120th Anniversary 12th fret inlay. The Custom theme continues with a multi-ply bound headstock with pearloid Gibson logo and œflying f-hole inlay plus gold plated hardware, including pickup covers, locking Grover tuners, Tune-o-matic bridge, and TP6 stopbar with fine-tuning. The key to the RD Artists performance, though, lies in its innovative new GEM Gibson Active humbucking pickups, made with traditional Alnico II magnets and 42 AWG wire, but in an active design that offers unprecedented power, fidelity and sustain. They are routed through independent volume controls, a master tone, and three-way selector toggle.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Z
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: .818 / .963
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Acrylic block
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: GEM
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: GEM
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: Yes
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover locking
  • Color: Gold
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Active electronics
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
  • Country of origin: United States
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