Dating gibson ebo bass
The only unusual characteristic is that this bass with a 1958 serial number has a factory stock humbucking pickup—not used until 1959.
The pickup was developed by Seth Lover to be used on the EB-0 and EB-2.
The Gibson Shipment totals for 1958 indicate that 45 EB-1s were shipped that year.
These include, as stated in the 1958 Gibson catalog: “Solid mahogany, violin-shaped body and carved top.The 1958 list price was 5, plus for a hardshell case.The current value for one in excellent all-original condition is ,000.Likewise, some saw the EB-3 as an upgraded/two-pickup EB-0 (which, incidentally, was given an pointed-double-cutaway SG-shaped body in ’61), but the reality was there was much more to both.