This is a vintage 1971 Gibson EB-3 electric bass guitar. This 100% all original example, serial number 958058, is in very excellent cosmetic condition and includes the original case! With a slotted headstock sans volute, a walnut finish, an SG body shape, a fully adjustable bridge with separate nylon saddles, (1) large humbucking pickup, (1) mini-humbucker, Gibson-branded Schaller tuning machines, a 4-way rotary selector switch, and an original black hardshell case with yellow interior (circa late-’60s), this represents an incredible bang-for-your-buck bargain, an amazing player’s instrument, and fantastic investment opportunity as it will only increase in value over time.
With no structural issues, no modifications, and no breaks, no repairs, nor any other replaced parts/components, this bass remains in perfect structural shape. It is, however, missing the chrome bridge cover. Otherwise it is completely intact.
The bass plays fantastically well, and it sounds incredible. Interestingly, this example seems to sound better than the last ’64 EB-3 I owned, for what that’s worth. It is very light, teetering between 7 lbs. 15 oz. and 8 lbs.
With mild playing wear, evidenced by superficial buckle wear on the back, and very light (nearly invisible) fret wear, the subtle patina is the amount a collector would feel comfortable with and enough to give it some genuine vibe.