The Last of The Slab-Bodied Double-Cut EB-0s
1961 Gibson EB-0 (Slab Body, Large Tuners)
This super rare and all original slab-bodied EB-0 bass weighs just 8.10 lbs. and has a solid mahogany body. One-piece mahogany neck with an amazing fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 30 1/2 inches and a wonderful fat profile. 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 bass tuners with large, right-angle, cloverleaf shaped metal buttons. Serial number stamped on the back of the headstock in black. One dual-coil "Sidewinder" bass pickup with four adjustable pole-pieces (mounted across the middle of the pickup), an output of 34.30k and a black plastic cover secured by four screws. Black plastic pickguard with six screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) on lower treble bout. Black plastic bell-shape control knobs with metal tops. The pots are dated "134 6028" (Centralab, July 1960). Side-mounted jack socket on three-ply black over white plastic plate 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. All hardware nickel-plated. Light fading to the body face, some light belt-buckle wear on the back (nothing through the finish) and a few small surface marks, dents, dings on the body and the neck. The only alteration being the addition of a fourth strap button on the inside of the treble horn. A spectacular and otherwise totally original example - the first of this 'rare' variant that we have ever seen. Housed in the original Gibson four-latch shaped brown softshell case with red plush lining (8.75). (#1975).

Year Condition Color Case
1961 Excellent Cherry Original Soft


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