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1966 Gibson EB2-D characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on headstock with "i" dot disconnected from "G" and open "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, plastic binding on front and back of body, large four pole chrome humbucker pickup at neck butt plus a second 4 pole chrome mini-humbucker pickup with black plastic surround near the bridge, chrome pickup cover, black/white/black/white pickguard, four silver top/black hat shaped knobs with with numbers and volume/tone words, bass boost button, three way pickup selector switch, chrome bar bridge with a hex intonation screw at each of the two mounting poles, strings mute, input jack on body front, molded black tolex case with yellow interior, hang tag.

Gibson shipped a total of 56 Sunburst and 27 Cherry EB2-D'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.