1981 Gibson RD Artist bass (curly maple top)
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As with all gibson guitars and basses built after 1970, the words MADE IN USA are stamped on the reverse of the headstock, just visible between the two tuning key backplates. In this case, the word SECOND is also stamped; the guitar would have had a small imperfection, perhaps in the finish, but be otherwise functioning and saleable.
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