Summary: Originally introduced with a slab Les Paul Junior-style body, the Gibson EB-0 evolved to an SG-shaped bass by the early '60s. This bass featured a short scale length and a single fat humbucker pickup. Gibson also released a dual pickup version of this bass as the EB-3. This particular bass was owned and played by Tom Peterson from Cheap Trick and shows a fair amount of road scars, although it is all original and has never suffered any cracks, breaks or structural issues. It even ships in its original Gibson chipboard case, covered in Cheap Trick and BBC duct tape.
Body: It has a mahogany SG body shape with faded cherry finish and a 2 ply white/black pickguard.
Neck: Mahogany set neck with a 30 ½” scale length pearloid dot inlays, rosewood fingerboard, 1 11/16” nut width, large clover tuning keys and 20 frets.
Pickups/Hardware: It has a single large humbucker with a deep low tone, 1 volume, 1 tone, original metal cover and 2 point adjustable bridge.
Cosmetics: This bass shows many road scars you would expect to see on a well-played vintage instrument but has no cracks, breaks, structural issues or visible repairs. There is a good amount of wear on the back of the neck, finish missing where it had been played over the years, some black finish missing around the edges of the headstock, lots of finish checking in the body, some chips and wear around the edges and a couple chips and cracks in the pickguard but overall this bass was cared for and kept in great shape considering how much it was played.
Playability: Our in house luthier has just inspected and set up this bass and it is playing beautifully with low action and a straight neck. The frets are in great shape with only minor fret wear.
Modifications: This bass does not appear to have been modified at all, all the solder joints look pristine and era correct, the pots date to 1961 and everything checks out.
Weight: 7 lbs, 8 oz.
Case: This bass comes with the original chipboard case, it is in rough shape but is held together with some Cheap Trick checkered duct tape, presumably put there by Tom Peterson himself. We will ship it professionally packed and fully insured!
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