Gibson Challenger I Guitar ( 1983 - 1985 )
In 1983 Gibson Introduced a Les paul Style Shaped solid body guitar and named it the gibson challenger , the guitar was single cutaway , had one
humbucker pickup , bolt on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and dot markers . The Gibson challenger was dicontinued in 1985 .
Gibson Challenger II ( 1983-1985 )
At the exact same time gibson also made the gibson challenger II electric guitar , It still had a lespaul shaped solid body , rosewood fingerboard ( dot markers ) but two Humbuckers . Came in various finishes .
The gibson challenger guitars are very much like the marauders ( bolt on neck ) which were introduced three years earlier .
The challengers never established ground on the market , the pickups were known to be a little noisy , the guitar was solid but had a sluggish sound , and the look just didnt cut it during the early 80s .
However, today these guitars are selling for cheap , seen some gibson challengers guitars for sale at $300 to $400 , in this price range its definitly worth it . Better than most modern guitars in this price range .
Vintage Price Value For 2008 :
1983 - 1985 > $425 to $525 ( Challenger I )
1983 - 1985 > $475 to $575 ( Challenger II )
Avg Upward Trend Of 4% a Year since 2000
Buying Advice For Used & Vintage Gibson Challenger Guitars
1. If you want to buy a Gibson challenger guitar, you can find used & vintage Gibson challenger guitars for sale on Ebay .
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