The first catalog inclusion of the Gibson Sonex-180 Custom. This was the top-of-the-line model in the Sonex series, with a maple neck, ebony fretboard and coil-tapable "Dirty Fingers" pickups. Other models in the series are the Standard-180 and Deluxe-180 that appear on the following two pages.
It is shown here in white finish, but like other members of the Sonex range was also produced in Ebony (black).
The US list price for the Sonex-180 Custom was $449 (1/7/1980).