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2017 Gibson EB-4 Electric Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst, Near Mint


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Up for sale, a 2017 Gibson EB-4 bass in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A short-lived forward-thinking Gibson model, the EB-4 is a visual and sonic departure for Gibson featuring a radically shaped ash body, EB humbucking pickups, and Babicz bridge. Featherweight at 7lbs 2oz and strung with roundwound 45-100 strings, this bass owes a debt to Music Man in its design and tonal intent, with a range of full, punchy sounds that can growl or thump with the twist of a knob. We've had this Gibson EB-4 dialed in here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with comfortable action and accurate intonation.

The three-piece maple neck has a slender D-shaped profile carve with generous shoulder and a fast feel, measuring .815" deep at the 1st fret and .905" at the 12th. The thick rosewood slab fretboard has a 12" radius and full 24 fret range, and the frets are flawless. The bass has a 34" scale length, and the nut measures 1 9/16" in width. The headstock features a gold Gibson logo on the truss rod cover and lightweight Gotoh tuning machines that turn smoothly and hold pitch reliably.

The electronics function as intended, and the EB pickups feature Alnico V rod magnets, wound nice and hot and measuring 9.65k ohms in the neck position and 15k ohms at the bridge. Hardware includes the Babicz bridge with gleaming chrome plating, along with a trio of knurled knobs. The satin Vintage Sunburst nitro lacquer finish is extremely well kept, and the clear protective factory plastic is still intact on the control cavity cover, a testament to the sparingly little use this bass has seen since new. Wear is limited to just a few tiny dings on the lower bout body edge, while the satin finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original padded Gibson USA gigbag is included.