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1965 Gibson EB0 characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on headstock with the "i" dot disconnected from the "G" and open "o", pearloid crown inlay centered on headstock, two screw plastic truss rod cover with no model name, Kluson clover riveted tuners with slot head screws, divets underneath the tuning machines to accommodate the tuner protrusions, unbound rosewood 20 fret board with pearloid dot fret markers, short scale glued in neck, one large nickel or chrome four pole humbucker pickup at neck butt, black/white/black pickguard, curved ebony thumb rest under "G" string, nickel or chrome hand rest over the strings, nickel or chrome bar bridge with a hex intonation screw at each of the two mounting poles, strings mute, two silver top/black bell shaped knobs including numbers and sometimes volume/tone words, CTS potentiometers, various sized round orange Sprague capacitors, Switchcraft input jack on body front, strapholder on body back, four screw plastic controls access cover on body back, molded black tolex case with gold interior or molded chipboard case with red interior.

Gibson shipped a total of 2006 EB0's in 1965. For 1965 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.