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The EB0 is a true design classic and was Gibsons most popular bass, making up almost a third of all solidbody bass sales.

The single pick-up EB0 was popular with the garage, blues, soul and church bands of the 1960s and 70s. Users included David Knights of Procol Harum, Felix Pappalardi of Mountain (who gave his to Jack Bruce after a concert, carving "to Jack, xxx Felix" into it) and Jermaine Jackson of the Jackson Five.

The short scale (20 frets on a 30.5 inch neck) and mahogany throughout made for a quick playing bass with a heavy sound from the Humbucker pick-up that was popular with the blues/rock movement of the late sixties, and which led to it being called the "Mudbucker". A true design classic it still looks as fresh as it did in 1961.

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This is a 1965, 44 year old Vintage Gibson EB0, Serial 514766. A piece of rock music history.

The bass has the classic "deep mudbucker" sound and the pots are smooth and clear sounding. The bass has been played and has several little nicks small dings and paint chips. The dark cherry see-through finish has the wonderful vintage crazing normaly found on a bass of this age with the laquer finish they used back then. 1 tuner stem bushing has been replaced. New GHS 45-100 strings.1 small crack on the back near the neck joint [see pics] about 1 inch long. Also has a couple of spots on the back where it has been rubbed through the finish. Lots of little scratches and belt buckle rash on the back. The back of neck is crazed but only some very small dings about 3/4 the way to the neck joint. Rosewood fretboard and frets are in very good condition. The hand rest is missing (as is normal, the hand rest was often removed as it interfered with most players styles). The bass is complete with the mute slider under the bridge, but missing the felt. Overall very good for a used, over 40 years old, vintage bass. Complete with a Hamex rectangular tolex hardcase. Not original to the bass and a little long, but it works to protect the bass. The case has a few small nicks and some small tears at the corners. Latches and hinges are fine. inside looks good.

1965 EB0 Ref 1123   1550

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