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Gibson Howard Roberts

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Gibson Howard Roberts Custom ( 1974-1981 )

gibson howard roberts customIn 1974 gibson introduced the howard roberts guitar which was originally an epiphone model .

The guitar had an arched 16" wide full depth maple body with an oval soundhole , one floating humbucking pickup,

rosewood fingerboard ( the inlays were the same like the old epiphone guitars) , and chrome plated hardware . Discontinued in 1981 .

The howard roberts custom guitar was made in cherry , sunburst or wine red finishes .

Vintage Price Value For 2007 :
1974-1979 > $2500 to $2800
1980-1981 > $2400 to $2600

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 6% a Year since 2000


Gibson Howard Roberts Artist (1976-1980)

1977 howard roberts artist In 1976 the howard roberts custom was joined with the howard roberts artist , the artist was sort of the deluxe version of the custom . The guitar had an ebony fingerboard , gold plated hardware , abalone inlays , multiple binding and were made in natural , sunburst or wine red finishes . Discontinued in 1980

In 1979 they also introduced the howard roberts artist double pickup which was the same guitar like the artist but with two pick ups and the bridge pickup was mounted with a mounting ring . Stopped production in 1980 .

Vintage Price Value For 2007 :
1976-1980 > $2400 to $2700
1979-1980 > $2500 TO $2800 ( Double )

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 11% a Year since 2000


Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion ( 1979-1988 )
1980 howard roberts fusion
The howard roberts fusion was introduced in 1979 , the guitar had a 14 and 7/8" semi hollow body ,deep cutaway shape very similar to the gibson les paul solid body models , 2 humbucking pickups ,chrome hardware , tp-6 tailpiece , bound back and top , and ebony fingerboard and were made in ebony,fireburst,or sunburst finishes .

Th howard roberts fusion was renamed the howard roberts fusion IIL from 1988 to 1990 (same specs ) , and then was renamed the howard roberts fusion III From 1991 to present ( same specs except for gold hardware & finger tailpiece )

Vintage Price Value For 2007 :
1979-1988 > $1600 to $1700 ( Fusion )
1988-1990 > $1200 to $1600 ( Fusion IIL)
1991-1994 > $1600 TO $1700 ( Fusion III )

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 7% a Year since 2000

If your interested in buying these guitars you can find some used or vintage gibson howard roberts for sale on ebay from now and then .

1 comment:

  1. This is vey well documented. I have never found neither seen a HR Artist with double pick up. If you know one for sale, let me know.
    I have a HR Artist 1976. It is a fabulous guitar. I have the carved ebony wood badge missing for the tailpiece. No adress to find it ( or make it)?
    Thank you

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