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Gibson / RD Artist Bass / 1979 / Sunburst / Bass For Sale

1979 Gibson RD Artist Bass in excellent condition. Sunburst finish, Ebony fretboard, serial 71119076. All original including the case. The original Moog circuitry and pots are untouched. Fully set up in our workshop with a fresh set of nickel Rotosound round-wound strings. It has a very slim nut width, measuring only 40.55mm. Depth at 1st fret is 21.25mm. The weight is 12lbs 4oz. This guitar was made at the Kalamazoo Plant, MI, USA, April 21st, 1979. Production Number: 76. The back of the headstock has the "Second" stamp above the serial indicating the factory deemed it to have a finish flaw at the time. Given that this Bass is 40 years old there's no way of knowing where the flaw in the finish was.

This is one of the cleanest RD Artist we've had in stock. There are only a few very small scuffs/marks/dings to the body finish mainly around the edges. The neck and fretboard are very clean. The neck is straight and the action is great. The frets are in great shape having been dressed in our workshop and the truss rod is fully functioning. The headstock has no cracks/repairs but does have some marks on either side from a wall hanger or stand. This is a superb bass to play with a great range of tones.

Maple set neck and body, custom-designed active electronics with built-in compression/expansion, bright and neutral modes. 3-way pickup selector. 34 1/2 inch scale. Pearloid dot inlays and headstock motif. This bass is active with no passive mode. Electronics designed by Moog. Gibson humbucker pickups.

Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK  

Contact name:
Andy Baxter
Brands:
Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, G&L , Gretsch , Yamaha ,
Languages:
English
Specialties:
Vintage Guitars
Opening hours:
11am - 6pm / 6 days Monday - Saturday

Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars has established a name as the best place to shop for vintage basses in the UK. We're also getting a name for ourselves stocking fine vintage 6 string electric & acoustic guitars. All instruments are thoroughly checked over and set up before sale. We offer free setups for the first year after purchase. 

As a reputable and knowledgeable dealer, we offer the complete variety of brands, including Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, Hofner, and Vox. Vintage bass guitars with a high degree of character and investment value are our specialty. We work with musicians, collectors and dealers around the globe, and offer quick delivery worldwide.

Have a look at the website often, as our inventory changes regularly. Chances are, you’ll find what you need. If you don’t, contact us and using our guitar-finding service we will track down your heart’s desire.

 

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If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as much information about the bass guitar you're interested in as I can, and if you require more high resolution photos dont hesitate to ask.

You can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the Bass guitars out first. I will consider part exchange, if it makes your desired bass a little easier to afford.

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Installments / Layaway policy / Deposits 

Payments are to be made on the dates agreed. If the customer fails to do so or pulls out of an agreed deal after 1 month has elapsed from the date of the first payment, 10% of the agreed sale price is non refundable. A further 10% will be added each consecutive month thereafter. Within the first month a 5% fee is applied. Andy Baxter Bass has the right to withdraw from any agreement and re list the item if payments are not made on the agreed dates.  A 10% non refundable deposit will hold any guitar for 30 days. With installment / layaway / deposit agreements all sales are final, no returns, no refunds and no exceptions. 

VAT/Duty/Customs Charges

Payable by consignee upon receipt of goods. We are not responsible for VAT, duty or customs charges.

Shipping

Shipping costs are in addition to the cost of your guitars or merchandise. ( unless otherwise stated) If you prefer, you can arrange shipping via your own preferred carrier. Shipping charges paid by Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd are non-refundable.

Returns

Merchandise is sold as is. Please ask all questions, view all pictures etc, before purchasing. We do not negotiate price after the sale. No exceptions. Just the same, if you find out that the guitar or gear doesn’t work for you, you can return it within 48 hours. Please call or email for return authorization before shipping any merchandise back. Returned merchandise must be shipped fully insured at the customer’s cost and in it’s original condition. Upon receipt of the merchandise, a refund (less shipping and any other applicable fees) will be issued within 48 hours, subject to a 5% restocking fee.  The restocking fees will be waived if the instrument is damaged. ALL dealers will be charged restocking fee on returns for any reason due the the common practice of reselling. Special orders are not returnable. Amplification sent overseas is not returnable under any circumstaces unless damaged upon arrival.

International Returns 

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