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1972 Gibson EB0-L characteristics: Larger solid headstock including gold silkscreened Gibson logo with "i" dot connected to the "G" and open "o", "MADE IN U.S.A." stamp on back of headstock beneath the serial number, Schaller M4-S open gear tuners, two screw plastic truss rod cover with no model name, unbound rosewood 20 fret board with pearloid dot fret markers, long scale glued in neck, one chrome four pole humbucker pickup with black plastic surround placed away from neck butt, pickguard with curve at bottom end, two silver top/black witch hat shaped knobs with with numbers, volume/tone words and metal position pointers, two pole tune-o-matic bridge with four intonation adjustable metal saddles, chrome bridge cover, input jack, strapholder on body back, five screw plastic controls access cover on body back, literature.

Gibson shipped a total of 96 Cherry and 53 Walnut EB0-L's in 1972. For 1972 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.