With its elegant violin-shaped solid mahogany body and short-scale neck, Gibson’s EB was constructed very differently from the Precision.The 1956 Gibson catalog reads: “With 20 frets on a scale length of 30 1/2", the Gibson Electric Bass has the same range as the standard bass ‘fiddle’—and the same pitch.
Minimal checking and belt marks, a beautifully aged instrument.
Hand-made in the time-honored tradition of American craftsmanship, Gibson guitars represent a cornerstone in our collective history. The Bass world is about to get a shock with the new ES-Les Paul Bass.
Whether you’re investing in an heirloom for future generations, searching for a high-performance instrument, or purchasing the vintage Gibson of your dreams, Gibson is creating some of the best guitars available today. The semi-solid hybrid design brings a versatile twist to a classic shape, while the short scale neck and MHS Bass Humbuckers keep a firm footing in Gibson tradition.
Accordingly, guitar aficionados typically examine an instrument from the period more closely.
True, Gibson introduced some unique instruments in the first half of the ’70s, and while some of its innovations may have had a bit of merit back then, they haven’t translated to collectibility.
This bass has plenty of player wear, with a graze on the back and scuffing at the edges on the lower bout.