1971 GIBSON EB3-L BASS
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In 1971 Gibson introduced the long scale EB3-L.
1971 Gibson EB3L characteristics: Slotted headstock with no crown inlay, glued on Gibson name pearloid logo with no "i" dot and closed "o", "MADE IN U.S.A." stamp on back of headstock beneath the serial number, Schaller banjo-type tuners with "G" logo on the gear cover, single layer two screw plastic truss rod cover including model name, bound rosewood 19 fret board with pearloid dot fret markers, short scale glued in one piece mahogany neck, four pole chrome humbucker pickup with black plastic surround at neck butt plus a second four pole chrome mini-humbucker pickup with black plastic surround near the bridge, black/white/black/white pickguard, four position varitone "chicken-head" selector switch, four silver top/black witch hat shaped knobs with numbers, volume/tone words and metal position pointers, two pole tune-o-matic bridge with four intonation adjustable plastic saddles, strings mute, chrome bridge cover, plastic input jack plate on body side, strapholder on body back, five screw plastic controls access cover on body back, molded black tolex Gibson name case with pink interior.
Gibson shipped a total of 331 Cherry and 279 Walnut EB3-L's in 1971. For 1971 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.