This consignment 1941 Gibson B-135 (B-135-741) is Gibson’s top of the line all-laminated model from this early period, featuring 3 pice neck, single unit Kluson tuners, Ebony fittings (Macassar ebony fingerboard) and amber lacquer finish over curly maple and spruce outer ply body parts. The replacement black painted tailpiece is from a Kay, and the original solid wooden endpin has been replaced with an adjustable German aluminum endpin.
Top length 42″, Upper bout width 21″, Middle bout width 15″, Lower bout width 25 3/4″, Depth at tail 8 1/4″, Depth at upper bout corner 8″, Depth at neck 7 3/8″, String length 42 1/2″. The neck angle is excellent, with a bridge height of 7 1/8″. This bass is currently strung with Tomastik Superflexible strings. The voice is quite loud and it projects well in all registers. The repairs to the scroll, neck heel, and top are all solid. With cover.