Three of the four basses shown here are taken directly from the 1970 Gibson bass catalogue: The Gibson EB3, Gibson EB3L and Gibson EB2D. The other bass, the Gibson SB-400 was so short-lived it never made it into an American catalogue. Black and white pictures appeared in a few publicity sheets etc, but by the time Gibson USA had another catalogue prepared the SB400 had been replaced by the Gibson SB-450. So this full-colour appearance is quite unique. Note the hardware; not gold, but unchromed brass (unless an artifact of the photograph)? Pre-production models were sometimes used in Gibson promotional material, and in this case, it seems perhaps the metal parts were not yet ready.
Gibson EB3, EB3L, EB2D and SB400
1971 Italian Gibson/Monzino brochure, page 4
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