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 Post subject: 69 Gibson EB-0
PostPosted: January 8th, 2021, 10:53 am 
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https://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-eb-0-1969


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 Post subject: Re: 69 Gibson EB-0
PostPosted: January 10th, 2021, 7:07 am 
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I think this is one of those cases where if you have to ask the price its out of my price range


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 Post subject: Re: 69 Gibson EB-0
PostPosted: January 14th, 2021, 12:16 pm 
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I used to have a right-handed 1968 EBO. I simply played it upside down 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: 69 Gibson EB-0
PostPosted: January 14th, 2021, 2:45 pm 
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Just got the message from the shop, this one is sold


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 Post subject: Re: 69 Gibson EB-0
PostPosted: January 15th, 2021, 12:38 pm 
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But here is another one- that is really pricy
https://reverb.com/item/12575490-rare-1 ... t=12575490

What are these rare Gibson EB-0 lefty really worth ?
I know they only produced a few


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 Post subject: Re: 69 Gibson EB-0
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2021, 3:50 am 
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Anyone has a clue what these Gibson are worth?
Above one is sold and the one on Reverb is far away from a realistic market price.

I researched that only for 2 weeks a year Gibson was producing leftys, that results in a very rare amount of leftys existing:

Lefties Eb-0 produced in the 70s:
1971(25 basses)
1972(4 basses)
1973(1 bass)
1976(2 basses)
1977(4 basses)
1978(3 basses)
1979(2 basses)

For the 60s, no records are existing


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 Post subject: Re: 69 Gibson EB-0
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2021, 10:45 am 
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I bought a righty Epiphone EB-0 type. What a great sounding bass. I had a lefty nut put on. It sounds very close to the 70s Gibson basses I've heard, but I can't imagine how great a Gibson EB-0 would be, especially if a feller found a lefty and could spill out the necessary coin.


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 Post subject: Re: 69 Gibson EB-0
PostPosted: February 7th, 2021, 4:28 pm 
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Another available now here
1969 LEFT HANDED GIBSON EB-0 Lefty
5500 USD

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/msd/d/ ... 91817.html

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 Post subject: Re: 69 Gibson EB-0
PostPosted: February 9th, 2021, 12:39 am 
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Bootsy wrote:
Anyone has a clue what these Gibson are worth?
Above one is sold and the one on Reverb is far away from a realistic market price.

I researched that only for 2 weeks a year Gibson was producing leftys, that results in a very rare amount of leftys existing:

Lefties Eb-0 produced in the 70s:
1971(25 basses)
1972(4 basses)
1973(1 bass)
1976(2 basses)
1977(4 basses)
1978(3 basses)
1979(2 basses)

For the 60s, no records are existing


Interesting your research shows no EB-O's being made in the '60's, and there suddenly appears to be two listed for sale from 1969...

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PostPosted: February 9th, 2021, 12:53 am 
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In looking at the pictures from the Reverb offering, have noticed a couple of things I wonder about... first, as a finish carpenter, I see a neck joint just in front of the strap button, and a circular ring, that suggests a possible dowel inserted for strength?... and second, in the Pot cavity - why is there a cut piece of paper, with multiple holes in it? Anyone have a clue as to my questions?

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 Post subject: Re: 69 Gibson EB-0
PostPosted: February 9th, 2021, 8:42 am 
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Hi
The lefty 70s production research comes from the book
Gibson Shipment Totals, 1937-1979
The book does not mention any record from the 60s.
Also the 70s records seem not to be 100% complete as I am owning a 1974 lefty which is not in the records :-)
According the questions on the reverb pictures:
The neck joint is original as very similar on my 1974
The strange piece of paper seems only been put on to hold away the grounding wire from the pickup wire, normally these 2 wires should not cross, but hey these were the 60s:-)


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 Post subject: Re: 69 Gibson EB-0
PostPosted: February 9th, 2021, 6:29 pm 
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fivebass52 wrote:
In looking at the pictures from the Reverb offering, have noticed a couple of things I wonder about... first, as a finish carpenter, I see a neck joint just in front of the strap button, and a circular ring, that suggests a possible dowel inserted for strength?... and second, in the Pot cavity - why is there a cut piece of paper, with multiple holes in it? Anyone have a clue as to my questions?


It's a brass shield in the pot cavity with pre stamped holes for other pot and switch positions for other models. The round spot by the neck/body seam is a shadow from the strap button. The two pictures of the bass lying face down in the case does look as you describe. About 4 or 5 pics later shows the bass in the case on it's edge and the spot is in a different position and clearly a shadow. Hope that helps.


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