RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980

RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980
RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980
RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980
RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980
RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980
RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980
RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980
RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980
RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980
RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980
RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980
RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980

RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980
FIRST YEAR FOR THE GIBSON BIRDS EYE STRAP PINS. FIRST YEAR FOR THE GIBSON CRANK TUNERS. FIRST YEAR FOR THE GIBSON FINE TUNING TAIL PIECE / KNOBS. INCLUDES ORIGINAL GIBSON DELUXE CASE WITH INTERIOR SATIN COVER & COMBO LOCKS W/ MANUAL. 1 ORIGINAL GIBSON CHROME ADJUSTABLE TUNE-A-MATIC BRIDGE.

1 HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR SERIAL # 82630061 MADE IN USA. THIS IS A UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND GUITAR...

I SPECIAL ORDERED THIS HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION IN 1979 BEFORE THEY WERE EVEN AVAILABLE IN MUSIC STORES! BECAUSE IT WAS THE FIRST JAZZ'FUSION' F HOLE ARCH TOP HOLLOW BODY TO HAVE A SOLID ASH WOOD BEAM RUNNING DOWN THE CENTER OF THE BODY THRU THE PICKUPS AREA, GIVING THE H. MUCH MORE SUSTAIN AND TONE QUALITIES , WITH THE SMALLER SIZE OF A LES PAUL (SLIGHTLY LARGER) WITHOUT THE WEIGHT. I DIDN'T NEED TO REPLACE THE P/U SO I DECIDED TO SEE IT IT WOULD FIT ON MY GIBSON. THE OVATION P/U HAS 2 HOLES IN THE ENDS OF THE P/U ASSEMBLY. THESE LINED UP PERFECTLY WITH THE GIBSON BRIDGE PINS. SO AFTER FITTING THE P/U TO THE H.

R BRIDGE AND TRYING IT OUT, I DECIDED TO DO A SEMI PERMANENT INSTALL WITH A 1/4 JACK AND A VOLUME KNOB. NOTE THAT I USED A MATCHING GIBSON KNOB FOR THE VOLUME POT. NOTE; THE ADAMAS P/U IS A STEREO P/U - I DID NOT WIRE IT AS STEREO BUT COULD EASILY BE RE WIRED AS A STEREO P/U IF DESIRED. FOR THOSE NOT FAMILIAR WITH'STEREO' P/Us - THIS MEANS ONCE PLUGGED INTO A P.

SYSTEM YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF HAVING THE 1st -3rd-5th STRINGS SOUND COME OUT ONE SPEAKER (say left) AND THE 2nd-4th-6th STRING SOUND COME OUT THE OTHER (right) SPEAKER- SPLITTING THE SOUND OF THE GUITAR STRINGS! AT THE TIME I WAS GIGGING OUT EVERY DAY AND CARRYING 2 GUITARS ALONG WITH AS MUCH EQUIPMENT AS A 4 PIECE BAND AS A ONE MAN BAND. AT THE TIME -1982- NO ONE HAD OFFERED AN ELECTRIC/ ACOUSTIC GUITAR. YES THERE WERE ACOUSTIC / ELECTRICS LIKE MY OVATION - BUT NO ELECTRIC/ ACOUSTIC GUITARS. THIS COMBO ALLOWED ME TO CARRY ONLY ONE GUITAR TO MY GIGS.

WITH THIS COMBO YOU CAN HAVE 100% ALL ELECTRIC SOUND WITH ALL ITS VARIATIONS OF THE HUMBUCKERS... OR YOU CAN HAVE 100% ACOUSTIC SOUND OF AN OVATION.

OR YOU CAN HAVE ELECTRIC WITH A LITTLE ACOUSTIC SOUND MIXED IN OR MAINLY ACOUSTIC SOUND WITH VARYING AMOUNTS OF ELECTRIC GIBSON SOUND MIXED IN. IMAGINE THE INCREDIBLE THOUSANDS OF VARIATIONS OF SOUND WITH EFFECTS THROWN IN? WHEN I PLAYED WITH OVERDRIVE FUZZ TONE WITH SOME ACOUSTIC MIXED IN (OR VICE VERSA) , MY AUDIENCE WAS AMAZED AND GUITAR PLAYERS WOULD ASK ME'HOW DID YOU GET THAT SOUND? THE ACTION IS VERY LOW ALL THE WAY UP THE NECK.

WHILE THERE IS NO WAY TO ADJUST THE ADAMAS / OVATION BRIDGE FOR HEIGHT - THERE IS NO NEED TO - IT HAS GREAT ACTION ON THE LOWER AND UPPER REGISTERS / FRETS. I ORDERED THIS GIBSON SPECIFICALLY WITH THE SUNBURST FINISH.

I ALSO ORDERED THE 1ST YEAR "CRANK" TUNER HEADS. GIBSON FORGOT TO INSTALL THEM SO THEY SENT ME A NEW IN BOX SET. I HAVE NEVER USED THEM - AND HAVE INCLUDED THIS EXTREMELY RARE SET OF TUNER HEADS WITH THIS LISTING.

THESE ARE A GREAT ADDITION TO THE COLLECTIBILITY FACTOR OF THIS SUPER RARE GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION. DO NOT CONFUSE THIS 1ST YR DOT NECK MODEL WITH THE LATER HR FUSION MODELS THAT IMO COPIED THE IBANEZ GEORGE BENSON MODEL WITH A DIFFERENT TAIL PIECE AND GOLD HARDWARE. 1 ORIGINAL GIBSON CHROME ADJUSTABLE BRIDGE.

1 1980 HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR SERIAL # 82630061 MADE IN USA. The item "RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980" is in sale since Wednesday, November 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "vintageclassicmotorcycles" and is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

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RARE 1ST YR GIBSON HOWARD ROBERTS FUSION GUITAR With OVATION ACOUSTIC P/U 1980