Gibson Marauder/S-1

The Gibson Marauder was an electric guitar model produced during 1974-79. Around 7,111 were made between 1975 and 1979, and a prototype in 1974. Most common was the natural satin finish on 4,758 of the Marauders. 1,368 were finished in the colour wine-red, 460 were finished in Ebony, and 240 in tobacco sunburst. 202 Marauders without specified finish were mentioned in Gibson’s shipping lists, and 83 Marauder Customs were made only in the tobacco sunburst finish.

A handful more were built until 1982. Designed to compete with the bolted neck guitars made by Fender it had limited success and was discontinued.

No Gibson electric guitar collection is complete without the Marauder/S1 and below are pics of some.

Gibson Marauder 1978

 

 

Gibson Marauder 1976

 

Gibson S-1