1966 GIBSON EB0 BASS

1966 Gibson EB0 Bass

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1966 Gibson EB0 characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on headstock with opened "o" and sometimes no "i" dot, pearloid crown inlay centered on headstock, two screw plastic truss rod cover with no model name, Kluson riveted clover tuners with slot head screws, unbound rosewood 20 fret board with pearloid dot fret markers, short scale glued in three piece neck, one large chrome four pole humbucker pickup at neck butt, black/white/black pickguard, curved ebony thumb rest under the G string, chrome hand rest, two silver top/black bell shaped knobs with with volume/tone words and metal position pointers, CTS potentiometers, various shaped orange capacitors, brass colored grounding shield in pots cavity, chrome bar bridge with a hex intonation screw at each of the two mounting poles, strings mute, metal or black plastic 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 black chipboard case with red interior.

Gibson shipped a total of 1660 EB0's in 1966. For 1966 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.