1962 GIBSON EB0 BASS
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Characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on headstock with the "i" dot disconnected from the "G" and opened "o", pearloid crown inlay above center on headstock, two screw plastic truss rod cover with no model name, Kluson riveted clover reverse tuners with slot head screws, unbound rosewood fretboard with pearloid dot fret markers, short scale glued in neck, one large black bakelite four pole humbucker pickup at neck butt, black/white pickguard, curved ebony thumb rest under the G string, nickel hand rest, two silver top/black bell shaped knobs with no words and metal position pointers, Centralab potentiometers, various sized round orange capacitors, nickel bar bridge with a hex intonation screw at each of the two mounting poles, input jack on body front, strapholder on body back, four screw plastic oval controls access cover on body back, available in Cherry finish or custom colors, black molded chipboard case with crimson interior.
Gibson shipped a total of 815 EB0's in 1962. For 1962 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.