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The latest news about the Gibson Bass Book. With lots of beautiful pictures.
Some of them can be found in the book. Some of them have never been published.
Enjoy and do chime in once in a while!

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Here's a neck-through Epiphone Les Paul Bass prototype that was never taken into production.
It features a 7 piece neck laminate of maple and mahogany.
And quilted maple body wings glued to the sides. Schaller bridge and two black humbuckers.

This bass can be found on page 187 of the 2020 edition of The Gibson Bass Book.

Available at https://wwww.thegibsonbassbook.com

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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book
I am delighted to tell all you American Gibsonites that the 2020 edition of The Gibson Bass Book is also available via Elderly instruments!

https://www.elderly.com/products/the-gibson-bass-book-2020-edition-an-illustrated-tribute
The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book
You're looking at a 1985 HB-1 The Heritage bass. Built by Jim Deurloo for none other than David Kiswiney (ex Ted Nugent Band). David about this bass: "The silver Heritage is the most amazing bass that I have ever played live. It just blows people away."

The Heritage basses were built in the former Gibson factory in Kalamazoo. Gibson had relocated to Nashville and some of their employees did not want to move their homes and families to Tennessee. So they started making guitars and basses in the old factory under a new name; The Heritage.

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The Gibson Bass Book
The 1959 Explorer bass that we see here is possibly the only one built by Gibson before they officially (re-)introduced them in 1984. The body is an Explorer guitar body made of African Limba that was marketed by Gibson as Korina. The large white pickguard hides the ferrules from the original Tune-O-Matic (guitar) bridge as well as the routing for the twin PAF guitar
pickups and switch. The cavities for the guitar pickups were filled and a new cavity was routed for the large humbucker (aka Mudbucker) at the neck.

Read more about this unique bass on page 12-13 of The Gibson Bass Book. Available at www.thegibsonbassbook.com

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The Gibson Bass Book
The 1997 Leland Sklar Signature bass was a short lived adventure between Gibson and Lee Sklar.
Based on his "Frankenstein" bass with the mandolin frets and the two split coil pickups and D-tuner it should have felt like home for Sklar. But nonetheless he hardly ever played it (if at all).

This bass is featured on page 118-119 of the Gibson Bass Book. And also in the package of 100 Gibson Bass Book Postcards.

Both the book and the cards are available at www.thegibsonbassbook.com.

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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book
1970 Gibson EB-3 with slotted headstock.
The EB-3 was produced from 1961-1979. From 1961 to 1970 Gibson used the small headstock with closed string posts on the machine heads. The slotted headstock (like this one picture here) was used from 1970 to 1972. And the larger headstock with slotted string posts was used from 1972 to 1979.

This bass is featured on page 24-25 and 28-29 of The Gibson Bass Book. As well as in the 10 special Gibson Bass Book Postcards package.

Both the book and the postcards are available at www.thegibsonbassbook.com

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