SERIAL NUMBER: 67913 DATE: NO FACTORY ORDER NUMBER The serial number relates to 1968/69, but this is a poor era for accurate dating at times – this instrument is probably more likely circa mid 60’s based on the production run.
Minimal checking and belt marks, a beautifully aged instrument.
The EB-2 was the bass equivalent of the ES335/345/355, and it was common to see whole bands with these beautiful instruments.
Unfortunately, as amps got louder, so did the feedback from semi acoustic basses, and these were discontinued.
Original tuners and hard flight case (with one broken latch).
Good value Gibson bass and if Jack Bruce tones are your thing or you want that late 60’s early 70’s funk bass sound then you have come to the right bass.
Amazing Gibson bass growl in the neck position and good funk sound back at the bridge.
Original tuners and hard flight case (with one broken latch). It’s very possible that this bass started life as an EB-0 then had the bridge pickup and pickup selector switch added at a later date.
These include, as stated in the 1958 Gibson catalog: “Solid mahogany, violin-shaped body and carved top.With its elegant violin-shaped solid mahogany body and short-scale neck, Gibson’s EB was constructed very differently from the Precision.The 1956 Gibson catalog reads: “With 20 frets on a scale length of 30 1/2", the Gibson Electric Bass has the same range as the standard bass ‘fiddle’—and the same pitch.Hand-made in the time-honored tradition of American craftsmanship, Gibson guitars represent a cornerstone in our collective history. The Bass world is about to get a shock with the new ES-Les Paul Bass.Whether you’re investing in an heirloom for future generations, searching for a high-performance instrument, or purchasing the vintage Gibson of your dreams, Gibson is creating some of the best guitars available today. The semi-solid hybrid design brings a versatile twist to a classic shape, while the short scale neck and MHS Bass Humbuckers keep a firm footing in Gibson tradition.