From the June 1979 the RD Artist changed in a number of ways (see the RD Artist page for details). From then on, the original RD Artist was available by custom order as the RD-77. The newer Artist was then known as simply the RD Artist, or the RD-79. Shipping figures are confusing - whether the 1979 Artist figures include pre-79 RD-77s in not clear. The existance of 1977 RD-77s is also unexplained.
RD-77 and RD-79 guitars were available into the early 1980s, but no shipping figures are available.
|Model \ Year||1977||1978||1979||total|
All prices are zone 1 in $US. There is no price difference between the RD 77 and RD 79 instruments
|RD Artist||RD Custom||RD Standard|
Last price list appearances are 1/7/80 for the Artist and 1/6/79 for the Custom and Standard
|Comparison of prices from the January 1978 Gibson price list|
The Gibson RD series appeared in these Gibson catalogues. All three models are listed in the 1978 catalogue, though only the RD Artist appears in the 1980.
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