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1958 EB2 restoration

Dekel Bor

New member
Jun 24, 2019
Hi all,

We’ve been waiting for a long time to announce this - after our ‘53 ES295 restoration, 56’ ES175 restoration and and ‘65 ES335 restoration (the hardest one),
@DOTMKR (master luthier Ken McKay) and I found a 1958 @gibsonguitar bass that needed a new life -

the neck is warped sideways, and was re-fretted too many times so the board is thin and un-even, resulting in unplayable action

Hats off to master @DOTMKR for being an amazing partner in the quest for old tone

Special thanks to @jw.restoration who will shape the neck and for all things knowledge

Special thx to Don at @category5amplification for sourcing the pickups

We’re also considering making a replica of it, in the quest of learning if we could match the tone of both - what do you think?

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Well-known member
Apr 6, 2005
Yours to do as you please...
Would rather see a restoration of the EB2 for preservation purposes, too few of them in the world.