1978 GIBSON G3 - BLACK / Make an enquiryClick to listen

Manufacturer
Gibson
Serial number
70248174
Model
G3
Colour
Black
Condition
Excellent 8.9/10
Weight
9 lbs 2 oz
Case
OHSC
Price
**SOLD**

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1978 Gibson Grabber G3 in excellent condition, Black finish over an Alder body. All original and complete. Original hard case included. Serial: 70248174. Weight: 9 lbs 2 oz.

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 finish has very little wear with only a couple of tiny nick and dings. There are 2 extra screw holes where the strap buttons had been re-positioned, one on the inside edge of the upper horn and one on the bottom edge. The frets are in good shape having been cleaned by my tech.Nut Width: 40.3 mm. Depth: 20.5mm. This bass has been fully set up with a fresh set of strings. Come and try it out at my showroom in Hoxton London.

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