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During the year a "MADE IN U.S.A." stamp was introduced onto the back of the headstock beneath the serial number. There were some early 1970 instruments manufactured with no USA stamp.

Other 1970 Gibson EB0 characteristics: Slotted headstock with no crown inlay (along with some solid headstocks), usually a glued in Gibson name pearloid logo with no "i" dot and open or closed "o", Schaller tuners with Gibson name or Gibson "G" logo on the gear cover (banjo-type configuration was used on slotted headstocks), plastic truss rod cover (including model name on slotted headstocks), unbound Brazilian rosewood 19 fret board with pearloid dot fret markers, short scale glued in three piece neck, one piece mahogany body, one chrome four pole humbucker pickup at neck butt, black/white pickguard, two silver top/black witch hat shaped knobs with numbers, volume/tone word and metal position pointers, CTS potentiometers, various shaped capacitors, brass colored grounding shield in pots cavity, two pole tune-o-matic chrome bridge with four intonation adjustable plastic saddles, strings mute, chrome bridge cover, input jack plate on body side, strapholder on body back, five screw plastic controls access cover on body back, molded black tolex case with gold interior.

Gibson shipped a total of 2896 EB0's in 1970. For 1970 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.