This is a 1966 Gibson EBO bass which is in remarkable condition throughout for a 54 year old instrument. Many 1960s Gibson basses are well worn and have changed parts and repairs which makes this one all the more remarkable.
There are no repairs, cracks or areas of serious wear other than the area of buckle rash on the back and very slight playing wear to the neck, just below the fingerboard, between frets 3 and 7 on the bass side and frets 3 and 6 on the treble side I have tried to photograph it but it will not show up. The original case is also in excellent condition. There are dot markers on the bass side of the neck and I have just noticed that the first one, nearest the nut, has fallen out.
Impossible to notice unless you are looking for it. It is simple to replace the dot marker.....
A new dot will just glue in. If you would like a photograph please don't hesitate to ask. The weight is 3.4Kg (or 7.49lbs) on my set of digital scales. This is an extremely user friendly weight.Feels very well balanced on a strap or played on the knee. To my best knowledge the bass is all original, including the case. The only exception is a professional refret in 2018. The original nut was retained when the bass was refretted so only the frets were replaced. Please look at the photographs as these form part of the description. If you are in any doubt about any area of the body/neck of the bass, or any component on the bass, please ask me for more photographs or clarification. One of the potentiometers has the second digit of the date code obscured by solder but the first number is 6 and the potentiometer is clearly original to the bass. You can clearly make out the date code (66) on the second potentiometer.
The bass plays extremely well with a low action. The truss rod is working fine and moves in both directions freely.
The bridge has the original mute assembly and lever to raise/lower it and everything works perfectly. The pots are perfect and work as they should. Tuners are smooth in operation keep the bass in tune extremely well.
Nut width is just over 43mm and scale length is 30.5, so a short scale. The neck is extremely comfortable to play and that is the benefit of a post'65 EBO. The neck dimensions of pre 1965 EBO basses were massive and just not comfortable to play. The sound is HUGE and also surprisingly quite versatile.
However, I sometimes use roundwounds and they sound equally good, just different. More mids and trebles and slightly less bottom end. Any questions feel free to call me anytime on 07981 945662. The item "Vintage 1966 Gibson EBO bass guitar.Original Case" is in sale since Monday, March 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Bass Guitars". The seller is "surfguy13" and is located in Ely. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Bahamas, Colombia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Uruguay.