Very good condition featuring single cutaway contoured maple body, Bill Lawrence humbucking pickup in the neck position, Bill Lawrence wide single coil pickup in the bridge position, clear plastic pickup covers, one volume control and one tone control with black plastic speed knobs, three way pickup selector switch with white plastic tip, stop tailpiece, original “harmonica” bridge with six individual adjustable steel saddles, thick single ply white plastic pickguard, bolt on maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays starting at the first fret, bone nut, Gibson Flying V peghead shape with natural peghead face and black Gibson logo, multi-ply black and white bell shaped truss rod cover with Marauder engraving, three per side individual Gibson Kluson Deluxe tuning machines with green keystone tuner buttons, serial number and Made in USA impressed into the back of the peghead, four bolt neck fastening plate, two metal strap buttons and modern Road Runner hard shell case. This guitar weighs 7lb 4oz.
This 1975 Gibson Marauder is in very good vintage cosmetic condition showing signs of play wear throughout and a few nicks and scratches (see photos). Overall this guitar is in great, well loved condition. Three of the tuning machines are unoriginal (see photos) but no modifications were made during the installation. The strap buttons are later replacement locking units and the case is a modern Road Runner LP case that fits perfectly. The neck profile on this Marauder is that of a slimmer C shaped profile with a 1 11/16” nut width. This neck is extremely easy and fun to play and feels great in hand. The original frets show some signs of play wear but are overall in great shape and this guitar plays outstanding up and down the fingerboard with low action and good intonation. The original Bill Lawrence pickups not only look cool but really sound good as well! The single coil bridge pickup has a pretty woody, bright, snappy tone that sounds excellent with an overdriven amp and really shines with a gnarly fuzz pedal! The humbucking neck pickup sounds a bit more thick and round while still maintaining quite a bit of clarity, perfect for clean reverby sounds and thick distorted lead tones. These guitars are rad - Don’t let anyone tell you they aren’t! This is an excellent way to get yourself into a vintage Gibson electric guitar that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. These Marauders were made from 1975-1979 and the earlier ones featured a three way toggle switch while the later models had a three way rotary switch. This one happens to be an early one that plays great, sounds great and has righteous vibe. If you're looking for a Marauder, then this one should be on your radar. A gem of a guitar shipped out safely and promptly from our little shop here in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.