Gibson S-1 Guitar ( 1976-1980 )
In mid 1975 gibson produced the gibson s-1 guitar but released it for sale on the market in 1976 ,
the gibson s-1 had very similar features like the marauder , its 12 3/4" wide , has a les paul shaped body , bolt on neck , maple or rosewood fingerboard , dot inlay, pointed round
headstock , stop tailpiece , tune o matic bridge , large pickguard ( pointed at the treble bout ) , 3 single coil pickups , and were made in various colors .
The guitar actually sounded not bad considering its price , it gives you an original funky , bluesy , strat-type tone from its single coil pickups by playing around with its 2 way toggle and its 4 position rotary switch .
But the gibson s-1 guitar never made it mainstream , they were short lived even though it had the endorsement of ron wood from the rolling stones .
In my opinion gibson tried to make a guitar model with single coil pickups to compete directly with fender guitars which dominated the single coil market at that time , the gibson s-1 guitar never caught on . It was Discontinued in 1980
Vintage Price Value For 2008 :
1976 - 1980 > $700 to $850
Avg Upward Trend Of 12% a Year since 2000
In 1975 ( a year before the S-1 ) gibson also released the gibson marauder guitar which was a very similar guitar model but had a humbucker pick-up and a slanted single coil pickup in the bridge position .
If you want to buy an s-1 , you can find Gibson S-1 Guitars For Sale on ebay at a bargain if your lucky , however they don't have them all the time .
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