Late 60's Gibson EB-1, refinished and hand carved with added PBass pickup

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JClifton, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. JClifton


    Aug 7, 2019
    Hi Gang,

    I was wondering if anyone has come across this "one of a kind bass". I owned it in the 70's and had it hand carved by an artist (Gerry Butte) in Kentucky.

    I foolishly traded it for a PBass (which I loved and played for decades) in Wisconsin or Michigan at a music store there.

    Get the word out and let's see what comes up.


  2. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Welcome to TalkBass!!!

    Yeah any more details you can share with us could help. Maybe even a crude sketch (if there are no pics) would be useful.
  4. JClifton


    Aug 7, 2019
    Sorry. None survive.
  5. JClifton


    Aug 7, 2019
    Finish, clear poly, no stain, over Mahogany. PBass pickup added at bridge. The carvings follow the upper and lower bouts in a Rococo leaf pattern on top only. Very nicely done. The volume for the PBass is on the left (upper) side of the bridge.

    Thanks for the greeting.