1969 Gibson EB3 Bass
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1969 Gibson EB3 characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on headstock with no "i" dot 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, short scale glued in neck, large chrome four pole humbucker pickup at neck butt plus a second smaller four pole chrome mini-humbucker pickup with black surround near the bridge, black/white/black/white pickguard, curved wooden thumb rest under the G string, four position "chicken head" tone selector switch, four silver top/black witch hat shaped knobs including numbers, volume/tone words and metal position pointers, two pole tune-o-matic bridge with four intonation adjustable plastic saddles and strings mute, chrome bridge cover, input jack on body front, strapholder on body back, five screw plastic controls access cover on body back, CTS potentiometers, various shaped capacitors, molded black tolex case with yellow or purple interior, available in custom colors or Cherry finish.
Gibson shipped a total of 1716 EB3's in 1969. For 1969 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.