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Gibson EB0, EB2 and EB6 bass guitars

1960 Gibson guitar and amplifier catalog, page 16

Gibson 1960 guitar and amplifier catalog. Details of three Gibson bass guitars, the EB0, EB2 and EB6. The EB0 and EB6 were two newer models at the time, and this is their first catalog appearance. The EB0 was launched in 1959, the EB6 in 1960. This early version of the EB0 only lasted until 1961 when it (along with the Les Paul Junior and Special) lost the Les Paul double-cut shape in favour of the more familiar SG shape, that has characterised the EB basses ever since.

This image shows both basses with back-facing banjo style tuning keys. This was a characteristic of all early Gibson basses, though they were soon to be replaced by two-per-side Kluson 538 keys.

By the time of the next Gibson catalog (1962), the bass line up had changed completely. The EB-2 had been discontinued, and the EB-0 and EB-6, (along with a new model, the EB3) were redesigned to match the new Les Paul guitar range in the new 'batwing' SG body style.

1960 US zone 1 prices for these basses were as follows: Gibson EB-0 $195; Gibson EB-2 $285 ($300 natural finish); Gibson EB-6 $325. Only 34 EB-6 guitars were shipped from Kalamazoo in 1960, the model's first year. But then, only 119 EB-2 and 342 EB-0 left the plant in the same time. Jump forward five years, and bass production is five times higher. These early Gibson bass guitars are pretty rare.

1960 Gibson guitar and amplifier catalog, page 16: Gibson EB0, EB2 and EB6 bass guitars
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1968 Gibson EB-0 Bass Rare Slotted Head w / Original Case (EXC ) Stunning!!

1968 Gibson EB-0 Bass Rare Slotted Head w / Original Case (EXC ) Stunning!!

Racine, Wisconsin, 534**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3995

1968 Gibson EB-0 Bass w / Original Case (EXC ) Stunning!!. Slotted headstock with original Gibson tuners!! Perfect for the collector!! This bass is in exceptional condition and so is the original case!! You will not find one in better condition!! Simply amazing!! Has new strings and comes with a beautiful vintage ??Made in Mexico?? leather strap!! Everything 100% original!! Thanks for looking!!
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1969 Gibson EBO Bass Truss Rod Cover Screws Eb1 Eb2 Eb3

1969 Gibson EBO Bass Truss Rod Cover Screws Eb1 Eb2 Eb3

Buffalo, New York, 142**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$150

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1969 Gibson EB-0 one owner bass with original custom hard sided case.

1969 Gibson EB-0 one owner bass with original custom hard sided case.

Patchogue, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2000

1969 Gibson EB-0 one owner bass with original custom hard sided case. See pic of original owner with the bass in the early ?70s ! Both the bass and case show wear from decades of use. There are scuffs, scratches, dings, and dents as you would expect. There is a split in the headstock that extends for approximately 7 inches, see photo. Electronics appear to be untouched all original. As shown in pic, date code on pot reads 6833, so bass was built in late 1968 or possibly early 1969. Serial number... more
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1965 Gibson EB-2 Bass a very special ordered EB-2 in a factory Argentine Gray !

1965 Gibson EB-2 Bass a very special ordered EB-2 in a factory Argentine Gray !

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 333**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$8995

The Gibson EB-2 Bass was invented in 1959 & made famous by many players. This example is oh-so rare & very special ordered by its 1st owner & is 1 of the coolest special ordered EB-2??s from 1965. Its beautiful slightly faded original ??Argentine Gray?? custom color finish is what this is all about & its so frickin rare. Its 1 of only 2 of this color known to exist. Its 1 piece mahogany neck feel delicious. No volute nor Made in the USA stamp. She??s got a perfect orange label ... more
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Vintage Early 1960s Gibson EB-0  /  EB-2 Bass Bridge Mute

Vintage Early 1960's Gibson EB-0 / EB-2 Bass Bridge Mute

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$175

Vintage Early 1960's Gibson EB-0 / EB-2 Bass Bridge Mute
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Gibson EB-0 Bass - 1971

Gibson EB-0 Bass - 1971

Long Lake, Minnesota, 553**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2585

The classic Gibson bass. Great playability with the short scale. 21 fret scale. Second owner since 1982. Has been used occasionally at home or small events. Only slight wear on one side of neck. Finish is in great condition.... more
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1963 Gibson EB-0 Vintage Short Scale SG Bass Cherry w /  Mudbucker, Case

1963 Gibson EB-0 Vintage Short Scale SG Bass Cherry w / Mudbucker, Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3900

Up for sale, a 1963 Gibson EB-0 in perfect working order, 100% original save for a refret and carved bone nut, and complete with a hardshell case. Introduced in 1959 in response to declining sales of the EB-1, the EB-0 originally came with a Les Paul Junior style body, quickly superseded by the SG style body (like the example seen here) in 1961. Lightweight at 7lbs 7oz with solid mahogany construction, this bass delivers pure, fat low-end thump courtesy of the famous "Mudbucker" pickup. The rich... more
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Gibson EB-0 BASS with Slotted Headstock 1969 - Cherry

Gibson EB-0 BASS with Slotted Headstock 1969 - Cherry

Jackson, Michigan, 492**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2795

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We offer a RARE Slotted Headstock Gibson EB-0 Bass Guitar "Short Scale" S / N: 928316 which I believe makes this a 1969These had what they called "Mudbucker" pickups which sound much fuller and deeper than your standard pickups. They sound really cool!I understand that these short scale basses are easier for guitar player to pick and play. I have to agree It all works as it should This Bass has seen to use but is just honest playing and not abused. Check out the pics and ... more
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Vintage Original  1965 Gibson EB-0 Cherry Red w /  Gig Bag

Vintage Original 1965 Gibson EB-0 Cherry Red w / Gig Bag

New York, 100**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2495

Vintage original 1965 Gibson EB-0
This one is beat but sweet and has no cracks or breaks, just lots of cool wear to it. Probably because it is such a great playing bass, you can see the previous owner loved it and played it
Neck is straight and good and the bass plays with a good low action
Original tuners keep it well in tune. All wiring and pots are original dated '65
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1968 Gibson EB2D Bass with Hard Shell Case

1968 Gibson EB2D Bass with Hard Shell Case

Bridgeport, West Virginia, 263**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3700

This Gibson EB2D bass is in very good condition. We listedit as "very good" because of the neck repairs, but if not for thatissue, it probably could be considered "excellent " The best we candetermine, the bass is a 1968. The pots are clearly marked 1967, and the dateranges for the bass is 1966-1969. Also has the mini humbucker in bridge. Itappears they only made 2000 of these with the mini humbuckers throughout theentire 60's. It has had the common repair where the headstock meets the neck, and... more
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1967 GIBSON EB2-C: MADE IN KALAMAZOO, MI (WITH ORIGINAL HARD CASE) (HA2037500)

1967 GIBSON EB2-C: MADE IN KALAMAZOO, MI (WITH ORIGINAL HARD CASE) (HA2037500)

Harrison, Arkansas, 726**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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VINTAGE 1969 USA Gibson EB-3 Bass Guitar String NUT Original Part EB O 1 2

VINTAGE 1969 USA Gibson EB-3 Bass Guitar String NUT Original Part EB O 1 2

Plano, Texas, 750**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$149

ORIGINAL  1969 USA Gibson bass string nut from a parted EB-3 , String grooves are original size, see pics for dimensions, original patina,   Original 1969 Gibson, Thanks for looking!


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1962 Gibson EB-0 Vintage Short Scale SG Bass Cherry 100% Original w /  Mudbucker

1962 Gibson EB-0 Vintage Short Scale SG Bass Cherry 100% Original w / Mudbucker

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3500

Up for sale, a 1962 Gibson EB-0 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Introduced in 1959 in response to declining sales of the EB-1, the EB-0 originally came with a Les Paul Junior style body, quickly superseded by the SG style body (like the example seen here) in 1961. Lightweight at 7lbs 2oz with solid mahogany construction, this bass delivers pure, fat low-end thump courtesy of the famous "Mudbucker" pickup. The rich growl of the EB-0 sits perfectly in a mix, deftly below ... more
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Gibson Classic 1966 EBO Bass Guitar

Gibson Classic 1966 EBO Bass Guitar

Adrian, Michigan, 492**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2100

This is a rare and collectible 1966 Gibson Classic EBO bass guitar in a stunning red color. With its 4-string configuration, this electric bass guitar is perfect for any musician who wants to make a statement. The Gibson brand is known for its quality and excellence, and this Classic series bass guitar is no exception. Whether you're a seasoned musician or just starting out, this bass guitar is sure to impress. It's perfect for playing a wide range of musical styles and is ideal for both live ... more
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"1973" Vintage Cherry "GIBSON EB-3" with OHSC Serial #056076 in Great Condition

"1973" Vintage Cherry "GIBSON EB-3" with OHSC Serial #056076 in Great Condition

Riverside, California, 925**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3795

Here we a have a Pre-Owned Excellent Condition 1973 VINTAGE GIBSON EB-3 BASS. I Just put it through the Shop to make sure everything is up to snuff. I am very meticulous when it comes to my gear, I baby my stuff. Everything is in perfect working order. I just had it completely set up with brand New FENDER FLATOUND 45-100'S so it plays wonderful. Truss Rod is in good working condition Neck is Straight action is perfect. (I like the action low) so it set perfect and plays like a dream. All the ... more
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1969 Gibson EBO Bass Strap Button End Pins Eb1 Eb2 Eb3 Sg Les Paul Es335

1969 Gibson EBO Bass Strap Button End Pins Eb1 Eb2 Eb3 Sg Les Paul Es335

Buffalo, New York, 142**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$75

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Gibson EBO Eb1 Eb2 Eb3 Bass Bridge Chrome Brass

Gibson EBO Eb1 Eb2 Eb3 Bass Bridge Chrome Brass

El Cajon, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$150

Gibson EBO Eb1 Eb2 Eb3 Bass Bridge Chrome Brass. This bridge came with a collection of vintage parts. Not sure it is original Gibson or not so please look at pictures closely. It has a few small blems. Basic bridge, no way to make small adjustment to the intonation. It looks to be chrome plated brass. Comes with the two studs pictured.
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1965 EBO 3 / 4 Scale Gibson SG Red Mahogany Bass Guitar. Absolutely Stunning!!!!

1965 EBO 3 / 4 Scale Gibson SG Red Mahogany Bass Guitar. Absolutely Stunning!!!!

Cave City, Kentucky, 421**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2100

Stunning nice 1965 Gibson EBO Bass, Guitar has been pro setup, and plays very nicely. Has a warm growl and soulful low end. Use the volume and it cleans up nice at lower volumes. Comes with a vintage hardshell as shown. Has a few ??bumps and bruises?? as shown which is expected of a guitar with its age but none affect the playability. Overall nice piece for players or sessionists.
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Used Gibson 1970 EB-3 Slotted Headstock Short Scale SG Bass w / Case

Used Gibson 1970 EB-3 Slotted Headstock Short Scale SG Bass w / Case

Weymouth, Massachusetts, 021**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2599

Very good example of an EB-3 with a slotted headstock (only made for a few years). Everything is original with no modifications. The body has a crack going all the way through by the control cavity, but it is stable with no movement. We are uncertain if the chipboard case is original -- there is no logo. Everything functions perfectly with no "dirty pot" noise on the switch or potentiometers. 7lbs , 14oz. 30 5" scale length. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns . ... more
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1964 Gibson EB-3 Bass as used by Jack Bruce during his Clapton  /  Cream stint.

1964 Gibson EB-3 Bass as used by Jack Bruce during his Clapton / Cream stint.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 333**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4995

This is most likely 1 of the most underated & most significant Gibson Basses ever produced. This 1964 Gibson EB-3 Bass was used by so many bass players but most significant was Mr. Royalty himself, ??Jack Bruce?? during his best period w / Eric Clapton during their ??Cream?? period. This particular example was ordered in Gibson??s most popular see-thru Cherry finish all over its neck & body. These tend to get funky like this one from playing in bars & clubs but all this patina makes ... more
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1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.