1959 GIBSON EB2 BASS
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During 1959 the four pole pieces on the large black bakelite humbucker pickup moved from being positioned away from the neck to the center of the pickup.
1959 Gibson EB2 characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on headstock with the "i" dot disconnected from the "G" and open "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, black/white/black/white pickguard with metal brace, two gold bell shaped knobs with 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, potentiometers, molded yellow capacitor, brown Tolex Lifton case with pink interior.
Gibson shipped a total of 203 Sunburst and 60 Natural EB2's in 1959. For 1959 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.