1966 Gibson EB2 Bass

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In 1966 the bridge was either chrome bar bridge with a hex intonation screw at each of the two mounting poles or a two pole tune-o-matic chrome bridge with four intonation adjustable plastic saddles. The bass included either a chrome hand rest or a chrome bridge cover.

Other 1966 Gibson EB2 characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on headstock with the "i" dot disconnected from "G" and open "o", or no "i" dot and closed "o", pearloid crown inlay centered on headstock, two screw plastic truss rod cover with no model name, Kluson clover riveted tuners with slot head screws, unbound 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 chrome four pole humbucker pickup at neck butt, black/white/black/white pickguard, various styles of gold or black bell shaped knobs with with numbers and metal position pointers, bass boost button, strings mute, input jack on body front, strapholder on body back, molded black tolex case with yellow or red interior or molded chipboard case with red interior.

Gibson shipped a total of 589 Sunburst and 212 Cherry EB2's in 1966. For 1966 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.