1964 GIBSON EB0 BASS
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Headstock backs had eight shallow divets routed in the wood, hidden underneath the tuning machines to accommodate the tuner protrusions.
Other 1964 Gibson EB0 characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on headstock with the "i" dot disconnected from the "G" and open "o", pearloid crown inlay centered or 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 20-fret board with pearloid dot fret markers, short scale glued in neck, one large nickel or chrome plated four pole humbucker pickup at neck butt, black/white pickguard, curved ebony thumb rest under the G string, nickel or chrome plated hand rest over the strings, chrome bar bridge with a hex intonation screw at each of the two mounting poles, CTS (Chicago Telephone Supply) potentiometers, Sprague round orange capacitors, two silver top/black bell shaped knobs including numbers and sometimes volume/tone words, input jack on body front, strapholder on body back, four screw plastic controls access cover on body back, molded black chipboard case with black interior.
Gibson shipped a total of 1133 EB0's in 1964. For 1964 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.