Gibson L9-S Ripper Natural 1974

4-String Bass Guitar with Maple Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson L9-S Ripper Natural 1974

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Alder
Neck Material: Maple
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Neck Profile: medium "C"
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st- .85" 12th- .97"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 34"
Neck Details: Three piece maple neck with unbound maple fingerboard.
Electronics: Original stock pickups and wiring with rotary switch, master volume, tone and bass cut. The pots date to 1973. The output jack has been replaced. The rotary switch positions work as follows: -1 neck/bridge, in series, in phase -2 bridge only -3 neck/bridge, parallel, in phase -4 neck /bridge, in series, out of phase.
Pickup Measurements: NA (can't be measured because of wiring scheme).
Hardware: Original hardware except for replaced bridge.
Modifications/Repairs: -The bridge has been replaced. -The output jack has been replaced.
Case Details: Original hard shell case.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has moderate play wear. The finish is heavily checked with light dents and scuffs throughout. There is one significant scuff on the face of the body on the bass side horn. The back of the body has moderate buckle rash. There is some slight separation of the fingerboard from the neck close to the nut. This is a factory defect and not affecting playability (see pictures).
Serial Number: 115665
Tech Notes: -The guitar plays well with medium/high action. The neck has a bit of a twist and some sloping up at the tongue. The truss rod has limited adjustability. Because of these issues, the guitar sets up best with light gauge strings and medium action. -The serial number dates to 1970-75.
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