GIBSON Howard Roberts Custom

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1973 to 1981

GIBSON manufactured the Howard Roberts Custom between 1973 and 1981. It was an archtop with an oval soundhole like the Howard Roberts Artist but less expensive appointments: it a rosewood fingerboard and chrome finished hardware. The tailpiece has a black "Howard Roberts" name plate and the overall design was based on the Epiphone Howard Roberts models of the 1960s, but with a different pick-up, laminated top, and somewhat heavier in weight. A two pick-up version was also available in the late 1970s.

Specifications (24)

Body

Body back materialmaple body back
Body shape featuresarchtop, single cutaway
Body sides materialmaple body sides
Body stylearchtop
Body top materialmaple body top
Pickguard shaperaised pickguard
Soundholeoval soundhole

Hardware

Bridgeadjustable ebony bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tailpiecetrapeze tailpiece, wood tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersslotted block fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsred finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings

Neck

Neck jointset neck
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)bound headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelGibson HR-DE pickup(s)
Pickups configuration1 humbucker pickup

Controls

Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls1 volume control

Prices (2)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1981kr300000goodJonsson
1981kr400000goodJonsson

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