1975 GIBSON RIPPER - NATURAL / Make an enquiry

Manufacturer
Gibson
Serial number
Unreadable
Model
Ripper
Colour
Natural
Condition
Excellent + 8.9/10
Weight
10 lbs 2 oz
Case
OHSC
Price
1,550

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1975 Gibson Ripper Bass, Natural finish. The serial number is impossible to read (I can only just about make out two '0s) so I have dated this bass from the pot codes which date to 1975. Weight: 10lbs 2oz. Nut width: 41.75mm. Depth at the 1st fret: 21.75 mm. The pickguard appears to be repro. Everything else is original and complete including the case.

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 to the finish but overall it's extremely clean. The neck is straight and the truss rod works as it should. The frets and fingerboard are in great shape. 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.