The Mother or Rythm and Blues was a copy of the Gibson Les Paul.
It had a bolt on neck, narrow fingerboard, block inlays, 3-way pickup select, volume and tone (tall, thin gold knobs).
Available in black(1,2,
3) (U1982) or
gold (U1983). Had the plastic and decal logos. Available from 1969 to about 1974.
Copyright Michael Wright, author of Guitar Stories Vol. 2, and Vintage
Guitar Magazine; used by permission.