One of the First SG-Style EB-0 Basses
1961 Gibson EB-0.
This ultra thin (1 3/8 inches deep) SG-style bass guitar weighs just 7.20 lbs., and has a solid mahogany body with 'pointed horns' and highly contoured edges. One-piece mahogany neck with a nice, fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches, a short scale length of 30 1/2 inches and a really wonderful thick profil. Unbound rosewood fretboard with 20 original jumbo frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and pearl crown inlay. Two-layer, black over white plastic bell-shaped truss-rod cover with two screws. The serial number is impressed into the back of the headstock. Two-on-a-side Kluson right-angle tuners with large cloverleaf metal buttons. One large black plastic-covered four-polepiece humbucking pickup in the neck position with an output of 32.60k. Two-layer black over white plastic pickguard with five screws. Complete with the original ebony finger rest on the pickguard and the metal hand rest which is secured by two screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) and jack socket, all on lower treble bout. Black plastic bell-shaped knobs with metal tops. Combined single-saddle bar bridge/tailpiece. The pots are dated "134 6023" (Centralab June 1960). There are two very small cracks on the extremities of the pickguard by the first and fourth screws. There is some belt buckle wear on the back of the guitar with a loss of finish to an area approximately 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. There are a couple of other insignificant marks, mainly on the edges but overall this fine , first year bass is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition, with no fading to the deep cherry color and no finish checking. Housed in a modern Gibson four-latch, shaped black hardshell case with dark gray plush lining (9.25). (#1806)

Year Condition Color Case
1961 Excellent Cherry Hard


Fretted Americana
David Brass
Calabasas, CA
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