It’s not every day that a late ’60s Gibson short scale bass walks into the shop, this 1969 EB-0 is a shining example of what makes these particular basses so iconic.
Featuring classic cherry red finish, late ‘60s SG body contours, push-pull mute, single neck humbucker with volume and tone controls, and a mahogany body/neck with rosewood fingerboard, the EB-0 has a warm yet punchy tone that stands out in any mix, and truly sounds like no other bass.
Condition-wise the EB-0 is in good condition overall, it has previously had a strap button relocation to the upper horn (which has since been returned to its original position), the hole remains and has not been filled. Additionally, at some point the finger rest was moved from the pickup up above the strings to act as a thumb rest - 4 screw holes remain in the top from this endeavour. There is the standard nitrocellulose finish checking to be expected of a ‘60s Gibson, which adds an aesthetically pleasing aged vibe, and aside from the previously stated imperfections the EB-0 is quite well presented.
Included in the sale is the original hard shell case, please review all photos as they form part of the description.