An extremely rare 1962 "SG" EB-6
Most of you will be familiar with the Gibson EB-O and the EB-3. Well this is an extremely
rare 1962 Gibson EB-6 bass (or to be exact a baritone) guitar!!!
Only 135 EB-6 basses were manufactured from 1960 to 1966. 67 were the single
pick-up, semi-hollow body, made in 1960 & 61 (also on this website).
Only 68 "SG" shaped EB-6s were made between 1962 & 1965. Up to 12 of these were single
pick-up, meaning there were approximately 56 two pick-up 'SG' shaped EB-6s made in total. This makes this particular, two
pick-up, bass one of the most rare vintage Gibsons of its era.
The neck pickup of this particular bass is a patent number pickup (Gibson stopped making the PAF (Patent
Applied For) in mid-1962 when the patent was granted and started using patent-number pickups). The sticker is missing
from the bridge pickup. The pot codes are 13462-- dating them to mid-late 1962. Consequently these pickups are actually
PAF pickups without the PAF sticker! This bass features a beautiful Brazillian Rosewood fretboard. All
of the parts and hardware appear to be original (with the exception of the reftret), although the string mute is missing
from above the bridge-- there are two small screw holes where it has been. (Scroll down to the foot of
the page for a further description of this extremely rare baritone bass guitar).
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