1965 Gibson EB3 Bass
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1965 Gibson EB3 characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on headstock with the "i" dot disconnected from the "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 dot fret markers, short scale glued in neck, large chrome four pole humbucker pickup at neck butt plus a second smaller four pole nickel mini-humbucker pickup with silver painted surround near the bridge, black/white/black/white pickguard, curved ebony thumb rest under the G string, hand rest, four position "chicken head" tone selector switch, four silver top/black bell shaped knobs including numbers and metal position pointers, CTS potentiometers, various shaped capacitors, nickel bridge with a hex intonation screw at each of the two mounting poles, strings mute, input jack on body front, strapholder on body back, five screw plastic controls access cover on body back.
Gibson shipped a total of 339 EB3's in 1965. For 1965 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.