RD Artist and RD Standard bass guitars
1978 Gibson Quality/Prestige/Innovation catalogue, page 15
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1978 Gibson Quality / Prestige / Innovation catalogue, page 15. Details of the RD Artist and RD Standard bass guitars. Although the RD series had been in development for some time, it didn't actually appear in a Gibson full-line guitar catalogue until 1978. At this time (May 15th 1978) the RD Artist was listed in the US at $699, the Standard $549.