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Gibson Electric Guitars - 1976 Howard Roberts Custom

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This Gibson Howard Roberts Archtop from 1976 is in Very Good condition with a beautiful, classic sound. Made from Laminate Maple with a cutaway, a 3-piece Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, and adjustable Ebony bridge, it's perfect for jazz and blues (like Howard), but also suitable for other styles. Its single floating Super Humbucker is all you really need to bring it, and it definitely delivers—with this pickup and 2 tone controls, you get an unprecedentedly versatile voice. There is some expected finish checking on the upper treble bout, and finish wear on part of the pickup, from off gassing of the pickguard, and you can see the small holes where it was once attached. Amazingly the tailpiece and chrome on the bridge were not affected and are very clean. The pickguard is included here, tucked safely away in the original hard case, also included. There is some wear on the back of the neck near the 5th and 7th frets, and few play marks (see photos). Nothing structural that impedes its sweet tone and playability. All in all, this Gibson Howard Roberts Archtop is a solid jazz box that's closing in on 40 years, and it looks like it will be good for at least another lifetime or two.

Body Archtop with Laminate Maple, pointed cutaway, and 16” bout
Scale Length 25.4"
Neck 3-piece Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood with Slotted Block inlays
Frets 22 high Medium Jumbo
Nut Width 1 11/16”
Pickups Super Humbucker
Bridge Adjustable Ebony with pearl inlays on base
Tuners Chrome
Controls One Volume, Two Tone
Case Original Hard Case (and pickguard) Included

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