1972 GIBSON EB4-L BASS
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1972 Gibson EB4-L characteristics: larger headstock including gold Gibson logo silkscreened on. The "i" dot was connected to the "G" and the "o" was open. "MADE IN U.S.A." stamp on back of headstock beneath the serial number, two screw plastic truss rod cover with no model name, unbound rosewood 20 fret board with pearloid dot fret markers, long scale glued in neck, Schaller M4-S open gear tuners, volute on headstock back, glued in laminated three piece maple neck, large chrome four pole super-humbucker pickup with black plastic surround positioned away from the neck butt, black/white/black/white pickguard, two silver top/black witch hat shaped knobs with with numbers and volume/tone words and metal position markers, tone selector switch, chrome bridge cover, two pole tune-o-matic bridge with four intonation adjustable metal saddles, input jack on body front, strapholder on body back, five screw plastic controls access cover on body back, molded chipboard case with red interior, literature.
Gibson shipped a total of 12 Cherry and 10 Walnut EB4-L's in 1972. For 1972 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.