1976 GIBSON G3 - NATURAL / Make an enquiry

Manufacturer
Gibson
Serial number
00196324
Model
G3
Colour
Natural
Condition
Excellent + 8.9/10
Weight
9 lbs 12.5oz
Case
OHSC
Price
**SOLD**

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1976 Gibson Grabber G3, Natural satin finish over an Alder body. All original and complete other than a changed tone capacitor and missing metal bridge cover. Original hard case included. Serial: 00196324. Weight: 9 lbs 12.5oz.

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.

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 has a few small nick and dings, as does the headstock but overall it's in excellent condition. The frets are in good shape having been cleaned and polished by my tech. The neck is slightly chunkier in the hand than others I have had in stock. Nut Width: 41.75 mm. Depth: 21.25mm. (most others have been around 40mm and 20mm respectively) This bass has been fully set up with a fresh set of strings. Come and try it out at my showroom in Hoxton London.