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Need ID help on '68 Gibson EB-0L

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fishstick666, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. fishstick666

    fishstick666 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2005
    To the vintage Gibson TBers out there - help! :)

    I'm looking at what's supposed to be a 1968 Gibson EB-0L at a local GC.

    What I know:

    - s/n 912846 stamped on the back of the headstock fits with 1968. There is no "Made in the USA," but there is the number "2" under the s/n. Any idea what the "2" means? The truss rod cover reads "EB-0L."

    - the tuners have a large "G" on them (Grover?) and read "Made in Germany" - I'm guessing non-original.

    - The pickguard doesn't have a finger rest or the holes for one - this strikes me as odd (non-original pickguard?).

    - There are no holes for the chrome arm rest you see on most EB's from this era - and the bass doesn't look refinished. Did some come without the arm rest.

    Thanks for any help you can offer!
  2. dminer


    Nov 26, 2007
  3. fishstick666

    fishstick666 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2005
    Thanks Dminer - I'm seeing EB's with no arm or finger rest, and "made in germany" schaller tuners with a "G" for Gibson on them. Very helpful.

    I wonder - could the "2" mean factory 2nd?
  4. aquateen


    Apr 14, 2005
    the '2' does indicate it is a second. many times it's difficult to find the flaw, especially 40+ years later.

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