Gibson 1980 guitar and bass catalogue. Page 20. The last USA catalogue appearance of the Les Paul Artisan. This was the most ornate of the passive Les Paul models; only the active Les Paul Artist was more expensive.
The guitar illustrated is very attractive in it's Tobacco Sunburst finish, and has numerous late-Artisan features: two series VII pickups (rather than three), the TP-6 adjustable tailpiece, Crank button machine heads, and Posi-Lok strap buttons.
The US list price at this time (July '80) was $1099.
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