1978 Gibson RD guitar and bass catalog. Page 4. Details of the Gibson RD Custom guitar: neck specifications, body specifications and electronic specifications. The RD Custom guitar was an active instrument, like the RD Artist, yet without the extra expansion/compression and bright mode circuitry developed by Moog. The 1978 list price was $759 - just $100 less than the RD Artist guitar.
Two finishes were available for the RD Custom: natural, and walnut - both of which are shown here.
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