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Vintage Early 70's Gibson USA SB-450 SB450 Electric Bass Guitar w/HSC
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31 Aug, 2012 02:27:20 BST
US $1,199.95
Approximately £798.61(including postage)
US $123.00 (approx. £81.86) USPS Priority Mail International | See details
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Plainview, New York, United States


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Vintage Early 70's Gibson USA SB-450 SB450 Electric Bass Guitar w/HSC


Vintage Early 70's Gibson USA SB-450 SB450 Electric Bass Guitar w/HSC

Welcome, you are bidding on an incredibly cool vintage piece. This is the vintage early 70's Gibson USA SB-450 electric bass guitar. 34" scale. 1.62" nut width. Serial #: 735781. Pot code: 1346607. 7 lbs. That's right- just 7 lbs! The '66 pot codes and early '70-'72 serial would indicate this as a very possible first year excample. With its light weight alder body, high mass Badass bridge, and set maple neck, this is one resonant bass. The alder also adds in a bit of punch for a very balanced tone. All the low end you want with a nice sweet high end mid bite. The dual Gibson mini humbuckers absorb that great 'acoustic' tone and take it up a notch. Being humbuckers, these are capable of some big bottom but they pick up a smaller section of the string than a full sized humbucker, which creates a nice articulation. So, you get that big bass tone and full note clarity- the whole package. The bridge pickup is set a bit forward so you get that bridge pickup bite mixed with some middle position warmth. The neck pickup is set a little back to give you neck fullness and a bit more clarity. Being humbuckers, you can add gain to create great signature tones. Each pickup has its own on/off switch and shared volume & tone controls. This makes tonal changes a breeze. The maple neck here is a great .84" softened V profile- a really cool vintage feel. The comfortable neck and deep body cutaways enable effortless position shifts right up to the 20th fret. The look here is absolutely gorgeous- trans cherry finish showing the alder and maple wood grains, dual covered mini hums, cool electronics plate, and covered Badass bridge all give this one a look that stands out. Excellent condition- there are the the checks and marks you'd expect of a 40 yr old bass, finish stesses on the sides of the neck, & compressions on the back(pics). The frets are clean- just professionally setup with action of just under 1/8" at the 12th fret low E. This auction includes the hardshell case in pics. This is your chance to get your hands on a very early SB-450- most likely first year. We have been an authorized Gibson dealer for well over a decade. Buy with confidence. This is a no reserve auction. Don't pass it by!

Buyer to pay applicable import duties/taxes- We CANNOT reduce the shipping value to your country- please don't ask*

We have been in the instrument retail business for over 25 years! We strive for complete buyer satisfaction with every sale. As such, we do have a couple of small requests to make your Ebay experience pleasant and fun.

1. We accept Credit Cards, Paypal, and other methods of payment. Just let us know how you would like to pay upon winning.

2. We would appreciate an email from zero feedback users prior to bidding.

3. For your protection, and ours, we ship everything fully insured. International orders over $650 please add $20 for full USPS insurance.

4. Please pay within 48 hours of auction end- we are very accomodating- if you have a problem- please contact us.

5. If an item is damaged in shipping- please keep all packing materials and contact us immediately so we can file a claim.

6. Unfortunately, we can no longer ship to the Russian Federation due to a high rate of theft.

7. Due to new USPS guidelines- certain countries will not accept USPS packages over 42". If that is the case, we can remove the neck or, if it is a set/neck-thru we can ship Fedex International for an additional charge.

8. Flat rate shipping is for continental USA only- all other territories will be calculated..

9. NY residents to pay sales tax- we don't 'charge' it- we just 'collect' it...

10. Please use the shipping calculator for overseas shipping.



Feel free to contact us at (516)433-6970 with any questions you may have.

We have 2 full time guitar technicians on staff and a full band instrument repair department. You can rest assured that your purchase will be received exactly as described


 As a special thank you to our loyal Ebay customers- take 10% off of anything on the All Music Inc website with the code: 'DUNGEONHOLIDAY'







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