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
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.
This bass is a 1961, the very first year of the "SG" body style.
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