Gibson RD Artist Bass, pictured above here we see a Gibson RD Custom guitar from the same series. Whilst it does have active circuitry, unlike the RD Artist, the RD Custom does not have the more complex active electronics by Moog. Possibly this is to its advantage, as many people disliked the RD Artist's electronics and examples of those guitars often have these components remnoved by previous owners.
Possibly the Gibson RD could be considered the Gibson most likely to appeal to certain Fender players with its 25.5" scale and maple fingerboard.
This guitar is currently being offered for sale on eBay UK with a Buy It Now price of £1,250. Unfortunately the seller will only accept collection in person, or will post to mainland UK only for £60 (which is about £45 too much).
G L Wilson
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