1973 GIBSON EB1 BASS
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Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on headstock, pearloid crown inlay centered on headstock, two screw plastic truss rod cover including the model name, Schaller M-4 tuners with Gibson "G" logo on the gear cover, unbound rosewood 20 fret board with pearloid dot fret markers, short scale glued in neck, one large chrome four pole humbucker pickup at neck butt, brown violin shaped solid mahogany body with pinstripes, one piece black pickguard, curved ebony thumb rest on pickguard, two silver top/black witch hat shaped knobs with numbers, volume/tone words and metal position pointers, CTS potentiometers, "orange drop" capacitor, two pole tune-o-matic bridge with four intonation adjustable plastic saddles, chrome bridge cover, plastic input jack plate on body side, strapholder on body back, two screw plastic oval controls access cover on body back, telescopic upright playing pole, rectangular black tolex case with gold interior.
Gibson shipped a total of only 2 EB1's in 1973. For 1973 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.