1977 Gibson RD Standard Bass Natural
Excellent condition featuring single cutaway three piece maple body, two Gibson single coil pickups with black covers, two volume controls and one master tone control with original black plastic speed knobs, large multi-ply black and white pickguard, string through body construction with four metal ferrules, Gibson fully adjustable chrome plated bridge/tailpiece, three piece maple neck, maple fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays starting at the third fret, Gibson open book peghead, black peghead face with gold Gibson logo, multi-ply bell shaped truss rod cover with RD Standard Bass engraving, original Gibson stamped open gear tuning machines with clover buttons, serial number and Made In USA stamped on the back of the peghead, large single ply black plastic control plate cover, two metal strap buttons, natural finish and original hard shell case.
This 1977 Gibson RD Standard Bass is in amazing cosmetic condition with just a few scratches here and there but nothing serious. The neck is straight and true and the frets have tons of life left. The original single coil pickups sound fantastic individually or both together and you have the option of choosing them individually or as a pair with the two volume controls. The original Gibson bridge keeps this instrument's intonation rock solid and the studs and posts are completely straight without any lean. It is stamped second on the back of the peghead above the serial number and I believe it's because the gold Gibson logo is slightly off center (see photos). This bass is all original with the exception of two replacement strap buttons. The electronics are completely intact and there has been no funny business in the electronics control cavity. The pot codes date to the 30th week of 1977. The original hard shell case is also very tidy with the exception of some tape on one end (see photos). All three latches are working. All in all this is a tremendous example of this model that can play anything from funk to doom. If you're looking for a unique vintage gnarly bass, don't pass this RD up.