1975 GIBSON G1 GRABBER BASS
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1975 G1 Grabber characteristics: Small V shaped blonde headstock with silkscreened black logo including the "i" dot connected to the "G" and open "o", "GRABBER" BASS MADE IN U.S.A. and serial number on back of headstock, open gear riveted tuners with slot head screws, three screw plastic truss rod cover including the model name, pearloid dot fret markers, 4 bolt maple neck with dovetail joint headstock and no volute, Gibson name neck plate, single ply black pickguard with foil shielding on underside, moveable black pickup including Gibson embossed logo, chrome bridge cover, single slot saddle metal plate bridge, string through solid alder body, two black speed knobs including numbers and metal position pointers, input jack on pickguard, CTS potentiometers, "blue drop" capacitor, contoured black case with Gibson name and pink interior.
During the year serial numbers changed from being successive to eight digits beginning with an "99" prefix, located on the headstock back. For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes. Gibson production totals show 137 Ebony, 2138 Natural Satin and 299 Wine Red Grabbers were shipped in 1975.