Gibson EB-2 1959 Sunburst

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  • $2,000$3,200

Like the Gibson ES-335, the Gibson EB-2 Bass was a semi-hollowbody instrument with a a wood centerblock and two hollow cavities. This bass featured a single humbucker in the neck position, though a two pickup version called the EB-2D was also manufactured starting in 1966. Like the solidbody EB-0, the EB-2 used a shorter 30 1/2-inch scale length. 

Years of Production: 1958 - 1962, 1964 - 1972

Unique to this Year: 
Gibson adds a Baritone push tone button to the EB-2. 

Body Style: Double cutaway semi-hollowbody

Wood Composition: 
Maple body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Humbucker pickup, 30 1/2-inch scale length, dot inlays, stud bridge/tailpiece, banjo-style tuners

Finish Specifications: Sunburst was one of two finishes offered (along with natural) in 1959.

Notable Players: Chas Chandler, John Entwistle 


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