1978 GIBSON G3 / Make an enquiry

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Fair 7.75/10
8 lbs 14.5oz

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1978 Gibson Grabber G3, Natural gloss finish over Maple. All original including the case. Arrow-shaped heastock inspired by the flying V. Contoured body edge vaguely echoes the SG, its offset horns were clearly reminiscent of other popular makes, as was its bolt-on neck (4 bolt). The strings go through the body allowing for greater sustain and this bass definitely has that, along with a superb tone which can be heard in the sound file. Serial: 72068109. Weight:8 lbs 14.5oz.

The G3 features three single coil pickups wired in hum bucking configuration. The pickups were designed by Bill Lawrence. The pickup selector works as follows: Forward position activates the front and middle pickups in humbucking configuration. The back position activates the middle and back pickup in the same manner.The middle position activates all three pickups for what Gibson coined a "buck-and-a-half".

The body, neck, fretboard and headstock all show lots of play wear and numerous small nick and dings. The frets are in good shape having been cleaned and polished by my tech.

Neck dimensions: Width: 1.626" at the nut , 2.160" at the 12th. Depth: 0.835 at the nut and 0.994" at the 12th.This bass has been fully set up by my technician with a fresh set of strings. Come and try it out at my showroom in Hoxton London.