Gibson / Ripper L-9 S / 1976 / Natural / Bass
1976 Gibson Ripper Bass, Natural finish in excellent + condition. Serial number: 00155932. It's extremely light weighing only 8 lbs 2.5 oz with the bridge cover off. All original including the case. Nut width: 41.5 mm. Depth at the 1st fret: 21.1 mm. The neck pickup cavity is date stamped, Jan 12 1976. One pot dates to the 50th week of '75 while the two remaining pots are dated, the 6th week of 76. Supplied with a 3-month warranty and a 14-day approval period.
The finish is almost entirely free from wear with just a few very tiny nicks/dings, mainly along the edges and some very light scuffs on the back. The neck has a beautiful flamed grain and is free from wear. The headstock has a few small dings along the top edge but is very clean overall. The neck is straight and the truss rod works as it should. We have levelled the frets and dressed them so they are in great condition with plenty of life left in them. This bass has been fully set up in our workshop with a fresh set of strings.
The Ripper was designed by Bill Lawrence who was working for Gibson at the time. The contoured body edges vaguely echo the SG, and 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 variety of superb tones thanks to the 4-way switch.
Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK
Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars has established a name as the best place to shop for vintage basses in the UK. We're also getting a name for ourselves stocking fine vintage 6 string electric & acoustic guitars. All instruments are thoroughly checked over and set up before sale. We offer free setups for the first year after purchase.
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