1977 Gibson Grabber G-3

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Summary: Introduced in 1975 as a companion to the Gibson Grabber, the G-3 (which stands for Grabber 3) introduced a new pickup scheme to the already established body style. Instead of a sliding pickup as was present in the Grabber, the G-3 featured a so-called "buck-and-a-half" trio of single coils. Along with a tone and volume control, the G-3 featured a three-way switch linked in with three Bill Lawrence single coil pickups. Famous players of this bass include John Entwistle of The Who, Mike Dirnt of Green Day, and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana.

Body: Solid, double cutaway, gloss natural finish.

Neck: Bolt-on Maple with a Maple fingerboard, 34” scale length, 1 5/8” nut width, 20 frets, pearl dot inlays.

Pickups/Hardware: Three single coil pickups, Gibson open gear tuning keys, master volume/master tone controls/3-way pickup selector, 4-ply black pickguard, pickup cover.

Cosmetics: This bass is in great shape for a vintage bass from 1977. It has a few nicks, ding, and scuffs on the body. The pickguard has regular pick wear. The headstock has light wear around the edges. The back of the body on one of the edges has a darker look to the finish. The back of the body has noticeable buckle rash. The frets are low with some wear. The back of the neck is in great shape.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this instrument with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 10.13 lbs.

Case: This bass ships in a hard-shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.