The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book3 days ago
Here's a 1968 EB-2 that was modified by Les Paul when he was working on the low impedance series that were to be his signature line. Les Paul never shied away from drastic measures when he worked on his prototypes. And this poor EB-2 was no exception... 😉 This EB-2 is not featured in the Gibson Bass Book, but I'd like to share it with you anyway. So here it is.
If you would like to see other Gibson prototype bass guitars, check out www.thegibsonbassbook.com or www.elderly.com where you can buy the book. #thegibsonbassbook #gibsonbass #modifiedeb2 #lespaulsignatureprototype #elderlyinstruments

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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book1 week ago
No, it's not a boat oar. It's a Gibson 20/20. Designed by Ned Steinberger. Yes, the guy from the headless bass. Want to know more about the 20/20? Buy The Gibson Bass Book via www.thegibsonbassbook.com or www.elderly.com.
(pic by Rob van den Broek & Tom Nijhuis)
#thegibsonbassbook #gibsonbass #nedsteinberger #2020bass #elderlyinstruments

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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book3 weeks ago
Here's a fretless Ripper for y'all. This particular picture didn't make it into The Gibson Bass Book. But there's a whole lot of other pics that did end up in the book. You can find The Ripper on page 60-61. The Gibson Bass Book is available via www.elderly.com and www.thegibsonbassbook.com.
(picture by Rob van den Broek & Tom Nijhuis) #fretlessripper #gibsonbass #thegibsonbassbook #elderlyinstruments

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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book3 weeks ago
Here's a pic that didn't make it into The Gibson Bass Book. Too arty farty? It's a sixties Thunderbird II leaning against a painting.
This bass is featured on page 34-35 of The Gibson Bass Book. The book can be ordered at www.elderly.com and/or www.thegibsonbassbook.com #thunderbirdart #thegibsonbassbook #gibsonbass #elderlyinstruments

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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book4 weeks ago
This 2015 ES Les Paul Bass was built in the Gibson Memphis guitar factory. Like all instruments built in this factory, it is a semi-acoustic. The ES LP Bass is featured on page 168-169 of The Gibson Bass Book. The book is available via www.elderly.com and/or www.thegibsonbassbook.com #gibsonmemphis #gibsonbass #semiacousticbass #eslpbass #thegibsonbassbook #elderlyinstruments

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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book4 weeks ago
Here's a very clean example of the first Electric Bass that Gibson took into production in 1953. It has a solid mahogany body, banjo tuners, and a huge single coil at the neck. It should have featured painted on f-holes and pin stripe double purfling, but somehow these have disappeared over time. The EB can be found on page 10-11 of The Gibson Bass Book. You can buy the book at www.elderly.com and/or www.thegibsonbassbook.com. #1953gibsonEB #gibsonbass #thegibsonbassbook

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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book4 weeks ago
There's a nice (but short) review about The Gibson Bass Book in the new (august) edition of Vintage Guitar Magazine! #vintageguitarmagazine #thegibsonbassbook #review
The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book1 month ago
A close-up of my personal favorite; the 1969 Gibson Les Paul Bass. As far as I'm concerned it's Gibson's best bass ever.
And of course it has a place in The Gibson Bass Book. You can find it on page 48 -49. The book is available in the USA at www.elderly.com and in the rest of the world via www.thegibsonbassbook.com #lespaulbass #gibsonbass #thegibsonbassbook #elderlyinstruments #lowimpedancebass
The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book1 month ago
Here's an early (and extremely rare) model of the Gibson Les Paul Signature bass. Note the cream colored oval pickup with chrome mount ring.
The Les Paul Signature bass is featured on page 52-53 of The Gibson Bass Book. Want to learn more about this bass and other Gibson bass guitars? Buy the book at www.thegibsonbassbook.com or www.elderly.com #earlylespaulsignaturebass #gibsonbass #thegibsonbassbook #elderlyinstruments
The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book2 months ago
Here's an EB-0 Melody Maker. Which was the low budget line of Gibson bass guitars from 1959 to 1967. The body is made of MDF instead of mahogany. Want to learn more about this bass (or other Gibson bass guitars)? The Melody Maker is featured on page 29 of The Gibson Bass Book. Available at www.thegibsonbassbook.com and www.elderly.com #ebomelodymaker #gibsonbass #elderlyinstruments #thegibsonbassbook #gibsonbass
The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book2 months ago
The Epiphone Jack Casady Signature celebrates its 20th anniversary. What started out as a Les Paul Signature reissue has grown to be Epiphone's flagship bass.
Epiphone releases a special anniversary model with flamed maple top and wine red finish. Thanks to De Bassist for the heads up and details. #jackcasadysignature #epiphonebass #20thanniversary #thegibsonbassbook #DeBassist