The EB-2 made its debut in 1958, making this one a first-year production model. Finished in classic sunburst & featuring a muscular yet dynamic sounding neck humbucker, this gorgeous semi-hollow body exudes a warm, rich, vibrant tone with a lovely natural acoustic resonance. Professionally set up & ready to play upon arrival.
Cosmetic Condition: Really nice shape for being over 60 years old. It has a wonderful, true vintage vibe to it with just the right amount of play wear - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches, weather checking & some mild finish wear. There's some cracking around the input jack, but nothing that affects playability. The original banjo-style tuners were replaced with more conventional gold tuners. The pickup cover should be black rather than chrome. Regardless of the mods, the bass still maintains an ultra cool vibe shows off an absolutely gorgeous patina.
Neck: Chunky, one-piece mahogany neck with cream side-dots. Beautiful, dark Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl dot inlays. Original frets show some wear, but have plenty of life in them. Unoriginal gold tuners. 1 11/16" nut width; 30 1/2" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod is in fine working condition.
Body: Double-bound, semi-hollow maple body with dual F-holes. Original nickel top-loading tailpiece/bridge & 5-ply black pickguard. Original sunburst finish. Bass weighs 8 lbs 10.1 oz.
Electronics: Neck humbucker with later-period chrome cover. Master volume & tone controls with gold "top hat" knobs. All electronics are in good working condition.
Case: Original hardshell case included. The top sides of the case were cut to accommodate the unoriginal tuners (I know, who would do such an awful thing). Aside from that the case does show some wear & tear, but is very solid overall.