One of the Last Original Nickel-Plated SG-Style EB-0 Basses
1964 Gibson EB-0 Bass
This ultra thin, thirteen inch wide, 1 3/8 inches deep SG-style bass guitar weighs just 7.70 lbs. Solid mahogany body with highly contoured edges. One-piece mahogany neck with a nice, fat nut width of just over 1 3/4 inches, a short scale length of 30 1/2 inches and a wonderfull thick profile. 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 on white) plastic bell-shaped truss-rod cover secured by 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. Large four-polepiece humbucking pickup in the neck position (nickel-plated cover) with an output of 26.60k. Two-layer (black on white) plastic pickguard with five screws. Complete with the original ebony finger rest on the pickguard (secured by two screws) and the metal hand rest, also 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 "137 642X" (CTS May-July 1964 - the last number is covered by solder). All nickel parts. This guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition with very little wear to the frets or the fretboard. There is just the bare minimum amount of belt buckle wear on the back of the body (nothing through the finish) , some very minor finish checking on the top, and a few small surface marks/indentations on the top and body edges. The original cherry red finish is bright and fresh and totally unfaded. Housed in a later black hardshell case with plush lining (9.25). One of the cleanest examples we have ever seen. (#2025)
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