Introduced in 1961, the Gibson EB-3 was one of a range of solid body basses offered by the company, and based on the SG electric guitar shape. This 1973 Gibson EB-3 is a great example of one of the later iterations of the model.
Constructed from a slab Mahogany body, the EB-3 features a shorter 30.5" scale length. The body is fitted with a larger humbucker in the neck position and a mini humbucker in the bridge, and along with the shorter scale gives a very full, rounded sound with fewer harmonic overtones and a fatter, more direct tone. The electronics are controlled with a 4 position rotary switch, and the guitar features a 3 point bridge and solid pegged, both of which were reintroduced to the model in 1972 after various spec changes throughout the '60s.
This guitar is in very good condition, with some minor signs of lacquer checking and play wear commensurate with age. The cherry finish has faded to a more walnut look over time. This guitar is internally and externally original, and has been given a full service by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, which includes a 3 year warranty.