1975 GIBSON RIPPER - NATURAL / Make an enquiry

Manufacturer
Gibson
Serial number
980383
Model
Ripper
Colour
Natural
Condition
Excellent 8.75/10
Weight
Case
Gig Bag
Price
1,450

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1975 Gibson Ripper Bass, Natural finish. Serial:980383. Weight: 8lbs 4oz. Nut width: 40.75mm The pots date to 1975 but one has a longer shaft, so I'm presuming this has been changed. The truss rod cover is new.

The Ripper was designed by Bill Lawrence who was working for Gibson at the time. The contoured body edges vaguely echo the SG, its offset horns were clearly reminiscent of other popular makes. It has a set neck and through body stringing allowing for greater sustain and this bass definitely has that, along with a superb tone.

The body has a few small nicks and dings in the finish but overall it's extremely clean. The neck is straight and the truss rod works as it should. The frets and fingerboard show a little wear but nothing major. 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.