SOLD 1978 Gibson G3 - $1700 Shipped

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by RDW, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. RDW


    Feb 5, 2008
    North Carolina
    Incredibly hard to find in recent years, especially in this shape. I’m reluctant to sell, but it doesn't get the playing time it deserves.

    1978 Gibson G3, SN: 73118077
    Alder with Ebony finish and maple neck/board
    Period correct original black pickup covers over Bill Lawrence single coils
    Period correct original Gibson logo-ed Schaller M4 tuners.
    Original bridge cover
    Weight: 9 lb 8 oz
    Nut width: 1 ⅝”

    Serialized on November 7th, 1978, it’s one of only 259 ebony G3s shipped that year (The Gibson G3 Bass Guitar >> FlyGuitars).

    One small nick on the back of the neck just behind the 9th fret. Small dings on upper horn and lower bout (see images). In excellent condition, it plays like a dream with nice action, minimal fret wear, and all electronics functioning as they should. Three position pickup switch activates:
    • neck/middle in humbucking configuration
    • bridge/middle in humbucking configuration
    • all three in what Gibson coined a "buck-and-a-half" configuration
    Sounds great in any configuration, but really has its own “voice” with all three engaged.

    OHSC is worn but fully functional with all latches, hinges, and handle as they should be. Duct tape is keeping the tolex seams from further separating….

    $1700 shipped/insured CONUS. No trades. Thanks for looking.

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    Last edited: May 3, 2018
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  2. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
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  3. RDW


    Feb 5, 2008
    Price drop bump -
    $1850 shipped/insured CONUS. Thanks for looking.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2018