1963 GIBSON EB0 BASS
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During the year the large four pole humbucker pickup at neck butt changed from black Bakelite to chrome.
Other 1963 Gibson EB0 characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on headstock with the "i" dot disconnected from the "G" and opened "o", pearloid crown inlay centered or above center on headstock, two screw plastic truss rod cover with no model name, Kluson riveted clover reverse tuners with slot head screws, unbound rosewood fretboard with pearloid dot fret markers, short scale glued in neck, black/white or black/white/black/white pickguard, curved ebony thumb rest under the G string, nickel or chrome hand rest, two silver top/black bell shaped knobs including numbers, volume/tone words and metal position pointers, Centralab potentiometers, various sized round orange capacitors, nickel bar bridge with a hex intonation screw at each of the two mounting poles, strings mute, input jack on body front, strapholder on body back, four or five screw controls access cover on body back, available in Cherry finish or custom colors, molded black tolex case with yellow interior and gold hardware.
Gibson shipped a total of 681 EB0's in 1963. For 1963 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.