1958 Gibson EB2 Bass

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1958 Gibson EB2 characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on headstock with the "i" dot disconnected from the "G" and opened "o", pearloid crown inlay above center on headstock, two screw plastic truss rod cover with no model name, banjo type plastic tuners, unbound Brazilian rosewood 20-fret board with pearloid dot fret markers, two F holes in body, orange Gibson manufacturing sticker inside F hole, body binding on front and back, one large black bakelite humbucker pickup at neck butt with poles away from neck, black/white/black/white pickguard with metal brace, two gold bell shaped knobs with numbers and metal position pointers, bass boost button, nickel bar bridge with a hex intonation screw at each of the two mounting poles, input jack on body front, strapholder on body back, brown Tolex Lifton case with pink or purple interior.

Gibson shipped a total of 90 Sunburst and 6 Natural EB2's in 1958. For 1958 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.