Gibson Marauder Reviews
The Marauder was a mid 70's attempt by Gibson to compete with the cheap Japanese copies which were flooding the west at that time. Although it was never particularly cheap (around £300 in the UK, w... [read more on Audiofanzine]El Chileno rated this unit on 2015-08-13.
The Gibson Marauder sounds like no other guitar. Maybe they are a little too light for heavy metal (the pu's would squeel), but for all other styles it would do the job in its own distinctive manner. The looks might be a little cheap (a lot of plastics), but I don't mind about that. With a 1975 Gibson Deluxe and a 1967 Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashvi... [read more on Audiofanzine]janusdepanus rated this unit on 2013-03-18.
All in all I think this is an interesting guitar from Gibson. Sure, it's a boat anchor, but it looks and sounds pretty unique and offers something different in a world of more of the same. They run about $700 used which is a decent enough deal for a vintage USA made Gibson and if you see one, it's definitely worth trying just for the fun of it. ... [read more on Audiofanzine]King Loudness rated this unit on 2012-01-24.
This guitar has a sound of its own. If you think it is a Les Paul, well, it is not!! Maybe this is why some people don't like it. Once you get to know it, you will love it to death. I do, for more than 20 years, it is still my main guitar. [read more on Audiofanzine]Moonrec rated this unit on 2004-09-02.
The most important thing about this guitar (if you should ever come across it) is to respect it. It will be a very old instrument (late twenties maybe?), and not super versatile like say, a stratocaster. But you wouldn't play an ES (electric spanish) like an explorer, and you wouldn't play an SG like a telecaster. So don't play this like a Le... [read more on Audiofanzine]Wah-Wah Lead Guitar rated this unit on 2004-07-31.
If you ever get the lucky chance to acquire a Marauder make sure if you're paying 400 upwards that the finish is perfect. The total cost of refinish and pickup and setup on mine made it come to about 350 which is still cheaper then others in worser condition and I love playing it, its got a grungy raunchy sound especially with 10" gauge strings ... [read more on Audiofanzine]Matthew Weaver rated this unit on 2001-08-01.
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