Gibson EB-1 1969 Brown *Original HSC, Hangtags and Upright Stand!!


Very rare gem of a bass! 

This EB-1 violin bass is in very good condition overall, plays very nicely and sounds HUGE.

As played by Felix Pappalardi of Mountain and Jack Bruce of Cream.

This rare example initially had the strap button located on the upper shoulder as it was during the original run in the 50s. Two strap button holes were later drilled by the original owner under the neck (where it is currently located) and within the carve in order to play it with a strap upright. 

Original screw in strap-button and RARE original screw in adjustable pole included to play it upright. Replaced upper strap button.

Very comfortable and nice round neck with rosewood fretboard in great condition.

The finish is in overall great condition with very minor blemishes, finish checking and one dent on the back of the neck as pictured. Finish darkened by the heel, it is possible this once suffered a break and was very nicely repaired however there are no visible signs of a repair.

All original bridge, pickup, electronics and hardware in great condition. Original pickguard, bracket and wooden thumb rest. 

Tuners replaced for 70s Schallers (the originals were Gibson branded Schallers anyways).

Includes all of the original hangtags. Factory tag dated to December 4th 1969. Seal of approval, Diamond Jubilee and vintage Gibson Strings tags included. 

Original hardshell marigold interior case is in surprisingly very great clean condition considering it’s age. This is the rectangular case exclusive to these basses.

Truss rod in very good shape with more than plenty of room. 

Frets are small as typical for Gibson of the era but have plenty of life. 

Serial No. 836296

Weight: 10.2Lbs

Set up and strung with flatwound strings.

  • Gibson
  • EB-1
  • Brown
  • 1969 – 1972
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Color Family
  • Brown
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Pickup System
  • Passive
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Shape
  • Violin
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Pickup Configuration
  • H
Number of Frets
  • 18


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Gibson EB-1 1969 Brown *Original HSC, Hangtags and Upright Stand!!