The 1978 electrics catalogue entitled Quality / Prestige / Innovation
The RD series made it onto the cover of the May '78 Gibson price list
The Gibson RD Standard was the only instrument in the RD guitar range with passive circuitry, but it still had the extra-long 25 1/2 " scale solid-maple set-neck construction.
Note the rosewood fingerboard. The RD Artist typically had maple or ebony; the Custom, maple.
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