Gibson SG Bass Faded Cherry 2010
Gibson SG Bass, faded cherry, made in USA 2010. These are a cool little model. The original EB-3 bass launched in 1961 and found favour with a heap of big players, most notably Jack Bruce from Cream. It's got a really cool tone: big thick fundamental with rounded, punchy attack and a warm juicy growl. The neck pickup is all lows and low mids, while the bridge pickup adds a heap of bark and grind to the mix. The short 30.5" scale will feel familiar to fans of Mustang basses and the like, it's a comfy player with a handy moderate round neck. It's nice and light in weight and it's surprisingly well balanced without any nasty neck dive. The thin satin nitro cherry finish has done what it aimed to do and glossed up with contact around the edges, it's looking really tasty. If you're after a cool little bass for your psych rock or stoner doom outfit, this is surely a fun candidate.
Model: Gibson SG Bass
Made: USA, 2010 (serial 104000351)
Finish: faded cherry, 4-ply black guard
Neck: mahogany, 30.5" scale, 12" radius
Pickup: Gibson Mudbucker single coil, mini-humbucker
Case: Gibson black snakeskin hard case, excellent quality and condition
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock is clean, no major marks. The neck has a few very minor dimples on the back, it's clean and smooth in the hands. The back has some light scuffs and rub wear from play, plus an extra hole where the strap pin used to be. The sides have some glossing from contact around the whole body, as well as some dimples on the elbow area and near the jack. The front is pretty clean, just a couple a dimple and some glossing in the elbow area as well as standard play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets have minor wear only, 8/10 fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Set up with 45/105 strings.