GIBSON S-1

 
  • Gibson S-1, black finish single cutaway electric guitar with bolt-on neck and single coil pickups
    Gibson S-1
  • Gibson S-1, natural finish single cutaway electric guitar with bolt-on neck and single coil pickups
    Gibson S-1

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1975 to 1980

Production of the Gibson S-1 began in 1975 and ended in 1980. It was like the Gibson Maurader (using the same body design and Flying V neck) but had three single coil pickups. The three Bill Lawrence designed epoxy blade single coil pickups combined with the bolt-on neck joint meant the Gibson S-1 was capable of sounding almost like a Stratocaster. The circuitry on the S-1 was also designed by Bill Lawrence and it is a versatile system. It is a three position dual or single coil "humbucker" circuit that can be in phase or out of phase, so there are a wide variety of tones at your disposal.The S-1 was a departure from Gibson's typical output and was not a huge commercial success (despite celebrity endorsements): 3089 were made during its four-year production run.

Specifications (22)

Body

Body materialalder body
Body shape featuressingle cutaway
Pickguard material3-ply pickguard

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialmaple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsebony finish, natural finish, tobacco finish
Finish effectssatin finish, sunburst finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets22 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Controls

Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups configuration3 single coil pickups

Prices (9)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2001$400good
2017$300worn
1985CHF500good
1977$400new
2010€1000good
2017$400.00goodRusty
2017$400.00goodRusty
1974$500good
1981$200new

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