Anyone who knows this Gibson bass?

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bassmayhem
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Anyone who knows this Gibson bass?

Postby bassmayhem » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:39 am

I saw it in Rome, Italy last week. No clue to what it is...

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Anyone...?

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Re: Anyone who knows this Gibson bass?

Postby TobiasMan » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:13 pm

Looks like a 1959/60 Gibson EB-0 bass.

Found a "rescue project" that looks exactly like it.

Fly Guitars indicates that only 123 of the 1959 EB-0s and 342 of the 1960s were made. That cherry red version was made built only in 1959 and 1960. In 1961 they were redesigned.

In good playing shape, it would be valuable! The Vintage Guitar site lists the 1959/60 EB-0 bass as one of the 25 most valuable basses made - estimated value from $4000 to $5000.
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