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1979 Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion "Prototype"

$4,995.00
Year
1979
Manufacturer
Gibson
Model
Howard Roberts Fusion "Prototype"
Condition
Excellent
Description

This is the very unusual & historically signifcant Howard Roberts Fusion “Prototype” made by Gibson starting in 1979. This is an unusual guitar in many ways w/a mix of a Jazz  guitar influence w/a Rock & Roll tone crunch when needed. Having a small 16″ sharp cut Arch Top body w/a factory Stop Tailpiece. This has a factory Blonde finish requested by Howard as this was not an optional color. Its 3-piece maple neck has no serial #, no made in USA but it has a small volute. Its bound dot inlaid ebony fingerboard also has a special bound Headstock. Its 2 Humbuckers are pat. # stamped that sound smooth as butter ! Its Schaller by Gibson tuners, its tun-a-matic bridge, its chrome capped knobs & a TP-6 Stop Bar make this a 1 of a kind design. Whats coolest about this is it has no serial # from day 1, but its sporting a factory Orange Label designated the Howard Roberts Fusion “Prototype” by Uncle Oprin (still looking into that) & is clearly the very 1st one produced having a few “Proto” finish flaws. Its rather excellent overall & comes in its original Brown Tolex hard case.

 

1979 Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion Prototype

$4,995.00

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Description

This is the very unusual & historically signifcant Howard Roberts Fusion “Prototype” made by Gibson starting in 1979. This is an unusual guitar in many ways w/a mix of a Jazz  guitar influence w/a Rock & Roll tone crunch when needed. Having a small 16″ sharp cut Arch Top body w/a factory Stop Tailpiece. This has a factory Blonde finish requested by Howard as this was not an optional color. Its 3-piece maple neck has no serial #, no made in USA but it has a small volute. Its bound dot inlaid ebony fingerboard also has a special bound Headstock. Its 2 Humbuckers are pat. # stamped that sound smooth as butter ! Its Schaller by Gibson tuners, its tun-a-matic bridge, its chrome capped knobs & a TP-6 Stop Bar make this a 1 of a kind design. Whats coolest about this is it has no serial # from day 1, but its sporting a factory Orange Label designated the Howard Roberts Fusion “Prototype” by Uncle Oprin (still looking into that) & is clearly the very 1st one produced having a few “Proto” finish flaws. Its rather excellent overall & comes in its original Brown Tolex hard case.

 

Additional information

Make

Gibson

Model

Howard Roberts Fusion "Prototype"

Condition

Excellent

Year

1979