1982 Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe


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Candy Apple Red, single-cutaway Les Paul-shaped solid electric, “Multi-Phonic” body (wood core with external resin shell), two “Velvet Brick” zebra-coil humbuckers, bolt-on mahogany neck with Gibson-branded keystone-button metal tuners, “The Gibson Guitar Company U.S.A.” silkscreened logo that dates this to July of 1982 or later, unbound rosewood fingerboard with pearl dots, “Sonex-180 Deluxe” truss rod cover, ABR-1 bridge and stoptail, three-way pickup selector and independent volume and tone controls for each pickup, controls front-loaded through large black three-ply pickguard. One of the more peculiar products of the South American beer-and-concrete conglomerate-turned-musical instrument manufacturer Norlin during their control of Gibson, the Sonex-180 is actually rather a cool, practical guitar, plays well, hot pickups, not too heavy at 8.5 pounds, great color, and a genuine American-made Gibson for not a whole lot of money. No case, but will fit in any standard Les Paul case or bag.