1975 Gibson G3 Bass

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1975 G3 characteristics: Small V shaped black headstock with silkscreened gold logo including the "i" dot connected to the "G" and open "o", Schaller BM tuners with Gibson name on gear plate, "MADE IN U.S.A." stamp on back of headstock beneath the serial number, two screw plastic truss rod cover including the model name, pearloid dot fret markers, 4 bolt maple neck with dovetail joint headstock, Gibson name neck plate, input jack on black/white/black/white/black pickguard with foil shielding on underside, three transparent plastic covered single coil pickups, three position pickup selector switch, chrome bridge cover, single slot saddle metal plate bridge, two black speed knobs including numbers and metal position markers, strings through body, CTS potentiometers, tiny "red drop" capacitor, molded tolex Gibson name case with pink or red 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 397 Grabbers were shipped in 1975.