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Posted by Bob the bass player on February 17, 2001 at 21:00:54:
In Reply to: gibson EB3 posted by bruno on February 17, 2001 at 17:12:33:
As far as I know all EB3's have the serial number etched into the the wood at the the top of the back of the headstock. If there is no serial number there I'd be a bit suspicious.
Anyway I know a fair amount of EB3 lore which I learned because I bought an old one some years back. two of the tricks of figuring out if it is pre or post late 60's concerns the logo and the front of the headstock.
Older EB3's have Logos with open o's and b's and the dot of the i is not connected to the rest of the logo. On later models the letters are all closed and the i dot is connected.
Older EB's have a black veneer over the front of the headstock. Later models are stained black.
To be on the safe side I should mention that I can't vouch for the accuarcy of this info, but from what I have read it is correct.
A more in depth description of your bass would be helpful.
Hope this helps. Regardless enjoy your EB3, I know I did.
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