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Gibson 1969 EB-1 Electric Bass #914842 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

A Stunningly Pristine Vintage Reissue of Gibson's First Electric Bass!


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Condition: Used, Excellent

What's even more incredible than this bass waltzing into our shop, is how incredibly well kept it is! You'd never believe it was manufactured over 50 years ago. And after a fret dress and setup by our incredible in-house luthier, it plays like it's hot off the assembly line! The all mahogany assembly keeps the tone warm, and full, with a pronounced mid-section, while the bass pickup designed in part by Seth Lover captures it all in stunning detail. You aren't likely to see another one of these, let alone in this condition! So call in today to talk to one of our sales specialists about bringing this beauty home!

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Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

From Gibson's 1970 Catalog:

"We've had so many requests for the EB-1 Electronic bass, that we've takin it out of retirement and returned it to our line of quality instruments. This unique violin shaped archtop bass features a solid mahogany body."

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Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.


Model: EB-1

Year: Produced in 1969, Shipped in 1970

Serial: 914842

Weight: 9.5 lbs

Body: Mahogany

Neck: Laminated Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Inlays: Pearl Dots

Scale Length: 30.5"

Frets to the Body: 16

Body Dimensions: 11.5" W x 19" L x 2" D

Hardware: Chrome

Bridge: Tune-O-Matic bass Bridge with Guard Plate

Pickup: High Powered Chrome-Plated Humbucking Pickup

Controls: Volume, Tone