Gibson RD Artist guitar
1978 'RD Series by Gibson' catalogue page 3
1978 Gibson RD guitar and bass catalogue. Page 3 - The RD Artist guitar: neck specifications, body specifications and electronic specifications. The RD Artist guitar was the most expensive of the entire RD series, with a 1978 list price of $859 - but aswell as the advanced electronics (active electronics, bright mode and expansion/compression) it also had gold plated hardware throughout.
Two guitars are shown in different finishes: a tobacco sunburst (close up) and a natural (inset), though ebony and fireburst were also available.