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❌SOLD❌ Gibson SG Standard Bass, Heritage Cherry 2018


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The Gibson SG Standard Bass is a rebuild of the classic Gibson EB-3 basses used from 1953 into the mid 1960’s, particularly by Jack Bruce in Cream.

Gibson introduced their first electric bass in 1953, the violin-shaped Gibson Electric Bass as a response to Fender’s ground-breaking 1951 Precision Bass. This model was built from 1953 to 1972 and gained the name ‘EB-1’ after the semi-hollow EB-2 appeared in 1958; this version was based on the revolutionary ES-335 series. Next was the EB-0, introduced in 1959 with a Mahogany slab body based on the double-cutaway Les Paul Junior. In 1961, things changed with the adoption of what’s now known as the ‘SG’ body, given to the EB-0 and the new EB-3 which had two humbucking pickups. All of the EB models were discontinued by 1979.

Here we’re looking at a Gibson SG Standard Bass in Heritage Cherry, built during 2018 in Nashville and with a 30.5 inch scale length. It’s in very good, clean condition with only the lightest wear and has had one major upgrade — a Babicz FCH 3-point bridge. This bridge is an excellent, well built bolt-on replacement for the original part, and is a huge improvement. Unlike the EB-3 that it’s based on, the electronics are simplified; the original four-position Varitone switch with its large choke is no longer used. Instead there are two volume controls and one master volume.

The original Gibson branded hard shell case is included.

Here’s the builder on the Gibson SG Standard Bass:

“The SG Bass has the legendary looks, sound and feel which made it one of Gibson’s most iconic basses. The short scale length is actually a big part of this sound! While the short scale length of the SG Bass is preferred by smaller players, it’s also preferred by many for the strong fundamental tone for which this short scale bass is known. As expected, the solid mahogany body has deeply sculpted scarfing and the rounded profile mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard feels familiar and comfortable. A pair of calibrated SG bass pickups (neck and bridge) with individual volume and master tone controls add further tonal possibilities.”

Gibson SG Standard Bass Specifications:

  • Body Shape: Bass
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Profile: Rounded
  • Scale Length: 30.5″ / 774.7mm
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Number Of Frets: 20
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Graph Tech
  • Nut Width: 1.6″ / 40.64mm
  • End of Board Width: 2.32″ / 58.93mm
  • Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoid
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: 3-Point Adjustable (here replaced with Babicz)
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Shamrocks
  • Pickguard: Black 5-ply
  • Control Knobs: Black Tophats w/ Silver Inserts
  • Neck Pickup: Rhythm SG Bass
  • Bridge Pickup: Lead SG Bass
  • Controls: 2 Volumes & 1 Master Tone
  • Strings Gauge: .045, .065, .085, .105
  • Case: Hard Shell Case

Price: $1,000.00 CAD
  • Model: SG Standard Bass
  • Year: 2018
  • Finish Heritage Cherry
  • Class: Used
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 03/08/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
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