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1969 Gibson EBO Short Scale Bass Pro Setup Mute and Bridge Original Gibson Case
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Today, Lawman Guitars is Presenting..
A Classic Rock Bass Guitar!
A 1969 Gibson EBO…all original including the original softshell Gibson Case…
No, this is not the same 1969 EBO Gibson Bass I have had listed here this year. I found another on my travels down in Dallas. Hard to believe I have two 1969 Gibson EBO Basses in the shop now..I can't turn these down. They are so cool!
This bass is incredible. No breaks, no cracks, only dings and scratches from player wear. Some back rash as you can see but its all original including the tuners, pickguard, pots, pickup and thumb rest. It even has the original tailpiece cover and working mute!! Those are always missing…
If you are still reading this, you probably know all about these cool short scale bass guitars. Gibson built only 3018 of them in 1969 and most have probably got a headstock break. If you can find one that wasn’t broken and fixed, grab it. They are getting hard to find…Both of mine have solid necks and headstocks. No breaks on my basses!!
Heres some info I found on the internet regarding these cool guitars.
The EB0 is a true design classic and was Gibsons most popular bass.
The vast majority of these guitars were produced in the 1960s when Cream style blues rock was at its height (Jack Bruce, the bass player with Cream is famous for his EB3 bass playing). Interestingly, whilst few major artists used the EB0; the EB3 had a greater tonal range, it was popular with the garage, blues, soul and church bands of the 1960s and 70s. Users include 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.
The bass has a very strong pickup that thumps like you would expect. Very good playing action that can be lowered or raised to player preference.
The Original Softshell case is as nice as the bass. All hinges, latches and original handle are still present and operating. The accessory box is still here but of course the lid is missing... A great case for your awesome Vintage Gibson Bass!
Sold as is no returns as its used and vintage. However, I have been hand picking my customers instruments for close to 20 years now and they have all loved the guitars I found them. This cool EBO bass will certainly not be an exception to that.
Thanks for checking out our cool guitars.
Lawman Mike at Lawman Guitars