1962 Gibson EB3 Bass

1962 Gibson EB3 Bass

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During the year the large four pole humbucker pickup at neck butt changed from black bakelite to chrome covered.

Other 1962 Gibson EB3 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, Kluson clover riveted tuners with slot head screws, unbound rosewood 20 fret board with pearloid dot fret markers, short scale glued in neck, a second smaller chrome four pole PAF mini-humbucker pickup with silver painted surround near the bridge, black/white/black/white pickguard, curved ebony thumb rest under the G string, chrome hand rest, four position "chicken head" tone selector switch, four silver top/black bell shaped knobs with numbers, volume/tone words and metal position pointers, chrome bridge with a hex intonation screw at each of the two mounting poles, strings mute, Switchcraft input jack on body front, strapholder on body back, five screw plastic controls access cover on body back, potentiometers, various sized round orange capacitors, molded black Tolex case with no logo and yellow interior or molded black chipboard case with red interior.

Gibson shipped a total of 273 EB3's in 1962. For 1962 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.