An Original Cherry Red Slab-Bodied, Banjo-Style Tuners, EB-0 Bass With Factory Mute Assembly.
1960 Gibson EB-0 Bass.
This original slab-bodied EB-0 bass weighs just 8.10 lbs. and has a nice, fat nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches and a scale length of 30 1/2 inches. Solid mahogany body, one-piece mahogany neck, and unbound Brazilian 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. Two-on-a-side Kluson banjo-style tuners with rear-facing white plastic plastic keys. Serial number stamped on the back of the headstock in black. One large 'humbucking' bass pickup with black plastic cover and four adjustable pole-pieces (mounted across the middle of the pickup) and an output of 30.10k. Black plastic pickguard with six screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) on lower treble bout. Black plastic bonnet-shaped knobs with white markings. The pots are dated "137 936" (September 1959). Side-mounted jack socket on a square of black/white/black laminated plastic secured by four screws. Black plastic control panel cover on the back of the guitar with two screws. Combination "wrap-over" bar bridge/tailpiece with intonation adjustment and 'Factory' Gibson 'mute' assembly. All hardware nickel-plated. Very minor fading to the body and a few small surface marks on the body and the neck are all that prevent this bass from being near mint. A spectacular and totally original example - certainly the best that we have ever seen. Housed in a later (seventies) Gibson four-latch shaped black hardshell case with purple plush lining (9.00). This is the only Banjo-Tuner EB-0 with factory 'mute' assembly that we have ever seen… the mute assembly greatly emphasizes the 'thump' that is associated with these early Gibson basses. (#1674).

Fretted Americana

Near Mint
Fretted Americana
David Brass
Calabasas, CA
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