Gibson RD Artist/79
1980 Gibson guitar, bass and banjo catalogue, page 31
Guitars and Parts for Sale
Gibson 1980 guitar and bass catalogue. Page 31. Details of the RD Artist/79. The 1980 was the final Gibson catalogue to feature the RD series, at this point significantly slimmed down from five models in the 1978 Gibson catalogue, to just two: the RD Artist guitar, and the RD Artist bass shown on the next page.
The RD Artist guitar was available in two scale lengths: 24 3/4\" for the RD 79 and 25 1/2\" for the RD 77. Both had a July 1980 list price of $1099.