1956 GibsonEB-1 – Dark Mahogany

This 1956 Gibson EB-1 in Dark Mahogany is a perfect example of Gibson’s first attempt at an electric bass! Featuring a violin inspired body design, painted f-holes, and carved top, this bass was designed to capture the classic stand-up bass players who may be hesitant to adopt the new form of playing bass. Gibson even included a telescopic stand that would fit into the bottom strap button, that would allow to play the bass standing up! We’re pleased to say this neat little feature is included in the sale of this bass, along with its original Brown hardshell case.

Overall Condition: 7.5, weather checking, some light dings and impressions throughout



  • Finish Details: Dark Mahogany, Good Condition with light playwear throughout
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Full C
  • Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz
  • Scale Length: 30-1/2"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 17.10K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched. Functions as intended.
  • Hardware: Good Condition, patina and light playwear
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Includes: Original Brown Hardshell Case

Sku: G058


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