A 1970 "Split-Head" Gibson EB-3. These models, with the open head frequently seen on an acoustic
guitar, were only manufactured between late 1969 and 1971. This is a hard year to determine precisely based on the
serial number which is 928243. It appears to me to be all original, although as is often the case, the bridge cover
is missing. And, of course, the case is not original. The dings and scratches are mostly superficial, and in keeping
with its age. They show that this bass was played a lot and not kept in a closet for the last 30 years. Interestingly,
the previous owner must have played mainly with his thumb, as there are wear marks where his fingers rested below the
bridge pick-up. I have included a photo of the back of the neck, up by the headstock that looks like evidence of a stress
crack, possibly repaired, but as it was there when the previous owner bought it 10 years ago, it is nothing to worry
about. It plays and sounds good-with a wide range of tones courtesy of the "chicken head" switch, including the
classic Gibson Growl.
A nice players or collectors piece.
1970 "Split-Head" EB3 Ref 3318
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