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Gibson Grabber II 2009 Satin Ebony Master Built Bass Guitar + Case

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Here for sale is a Gibson Grabber II Master Built Satin Ebony bass guitar from 2009. The bass comes complete with the Gibson white plush lined hardcase and the Gibson authenticity book and the check list. This bass is excellent condition and still has the plastic film on the pick guard.

The Gibson Grabber is a legendary bass from the 1970’s with an incredible sound, looks and playability. The are incredibly innovative with the sliding pick up that can be moved into your exact desired position whether close to the neck for a bassier sound or closer to the bridge for more treble and attack. What Gibson have managed to do with this special run bass from 2009 is astounding. They have taken the classic bass and produced to even higher quality standards than ever before, courtesy of the master craftsmen at Gibson. This bass was part of a special run in 2009 when Gibson took 22 classic guitars and reintroduced them in very limited numbers. This bass is number 159 of only 350 ever made. The Grabber II has great styling with the round tablet style body and SG style horns at the top. Incredibly cool and sleek looking, the matt ebony finish feels great, nice and smooth. For the first time ever on a Grabber Gibson have added a Rosewood fretboard which makes the bass even better. The neck is smooth and fast and it has a very distinct headstock which is a rounded triangular shape with excellent Grover tuners. Famous players over the years include Gene Simmons, and Mike Dirnt of Green day, Mike Starr the original bassist of Alice in Chains also played one after being gifted a Grabber II during his appearance on Celebrity rehab. The Grabber is a real joy to play with an unbelievably good sound, the sliding pick up is so much fun to use and looks great with the chrome cover.

The approximate measurements of the Grabber II neck is as follows, the nut is 40.45mm / 1.5925″ wide and the depth of the neck at the first fret is 20.56mm / 0.8095″ and 23.20mm / 0.9135″ deep at the 12th fret. It has a C shape neck profile with a 10″ fretboard radius. The frets are 2.27mm / 0.0895″ wide and 1.32mm / 0.052 deep. The bass weighs approximately 4.310KG.

The Gibson Grabber II is one of the best bases we have ever played along with the Ripper II you won’t want to put it down.

From the Gibson Ripper II Certificate of Authenticity:

There’s something special about the beauty and playability of a Gibson guitar from Gibson USA. Mixing time-honoured processes with remarkable attention to detail, the hand-crafted guitars of Gibson USA have withstood the test of time to become the absolute standard for exceptional playability and tonal quality. The new Limited Run series guitars from Gibson USA are the ultimate testament to this fine legacy.

Throughout 2009, Gibson USA will unveil 22 very special guitars under the new Limited Run Series label, each one a confirmation of the ingenuity and skill of the craftsmen at Gibson USA. Only 350 guitars will be made of each model – no more, no less – and each one will be identified by the guitar’s serial number and the Certificate of Authenticity you hold in your hands.

The instrument bearing the serial number listed above was handcrafted by the master luthiers at Gibson USA in Nashville, Tennessee, and is part of the 2009 Limited Run Series of guitars.

Congratulations on your ownership of this Limited Edition Guitar. Thank you from all of us at Gibson USA

Here’s what Gibson had to say about the bass:

Grabber II Bass

“It’s full of flexibility so the artist can choose his own personal playing action as well as his personal sound with a patented sliding pickup.” – Gibson catalog, circa 1975

The introduction of the original Gibson Grabber bass in 1973 caught the attention of bassists around the world. Its sleek design was matched ever so smoothly with its thick, heavy and well-defined tone, and thousands of players found its blend of simplicity and versatility very hard to ignore, including the likes of Gene Simmons of Kiss, Green Day’s Mike Dirnt and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana. The model has been out of the Gibson catalog since 1982, but it is back again — briefly — thanks to the introduction of the Grabber II, now available as part of Gibson USA’s new Limited Run Series guitars. Today’s Grabber II bass stays true to the model’s production years of 1973-75 in many details, including its arrow-shaped, Flying V-inspired headstock, bell-shaped truss rod cover and Gibson-designed sliding humbucking pickup, which allows players to slide the pickup between the end of the neck and the bridge and fine-tune the frequency response of the instrument. It’s 34½-inch scale length also remains identical, yielding the same low, resonant response as the original model. The large “shamrock” button tuners and chunky, three-point adjustable bridge are back as well, as is the simple one-volume, one-tone control setup. The Grabber II also emulates the original in its use of a thin maple body – as used on the first Grabbers until the change to alder wood in 1975 – which contributes to the bass’ excellent tonal clarity and punch. The Limited Run Series Grabber II also utilizes Gibson’s traditional glued-in set maple neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, which enhances the bass’ tonal quality and sustain. All in all, this “rediscovered” Gibson bass offers the heavy, rocking tones of the ’70s in an instrument crafted for 21st century playability. Each new Grabber II comes with its own Limited Series Run customized certificate of authenticity and a black Gibson hardshell case with plush white interior and silkscreened Gibson USA logo.

Limited Run Series – February 2009In 1973 the Gibson bass came out of the shadows in the form of the Grabber G1, a rock-minded four-string that grabbed the attention of bassists everywhere. Its sleek design was matched by a thick and heavy, yet well-defined tone, and thousands of players found its blend of simplicity and versatility very hard to ignore. The model has been out of the Gibson catalog since 1982, but it is back again — briefly — thanks to the new Grabber II, now available as part of Gibson USA’s new Limited Run Series guitars. The Grabber II – like all Limited Run Series models – will be produced in a strictly limited run of only 350 guitars.

A Gibson Unlike Any OtherThe original Grabber clearly was a Gibson instrument, with its humbucking pickup, bell-shaped truss rod cover and arrow-shaped, Flying V-inspired headstock, but it was also one of the least traditional bass guitars to emanate from the company in its storied history. Although its contoured body edge vaguely echoed the SG, its offset horns were clearly reminiscent of other popular makes, as was its bolt-on neck. Also, once plugged in, that fat humbucker proved brighter and more cutting than many similar-looking pickups that had appeared on Gibson basses in years past.

Out of the DarknessThe 1970s are often considered something of a “dark period” for guitar design, but the decade did spawn some undeniable classics, of which the Grabber is certainly one. Its single sliding pickup was one of the main factors in its appeal, and allowed the player to fine-tune the frequency response of the instrument. It’s 34½-inch scale length made it one of the “big boys” of the bass world, yielding a low, resonant response, while its thin, comfortable, solid maple body contributed to its excellent tonal clarity and punch. Countless players of the day thrived on the Grabber’s blend of thump and rumble, while many more contemporary players have rediscovered its appeal. A Grabber has frequently been the bass of choice of Mike Dirnt of Green Day, while Krist Novoselic of Nirvana played its similarly constructed two-pickup cousin, the Ripper.

Grabber II, The SequelThe Grabber II, which is part of Gibson USA’s new Limited Run Series guitars, pays homage to the first-issue original of 1973-’75 Grabbers in many details. The large “shamrock” button tuners and chunky, three-point adjustable bridge are back, as are the sliding pickup and simple one-volume, one-tone control setup. The Grabber II also emulates the original in its use of a thin maple body, as used on the first Grabbers until the change to alder wood in 1975. The Limited Run Series Grabber II also utilizes Gibson’s traditional glued-in set maple neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, which enhances the bass’ tonal quality and sustain. The back of the neck also sports a natural satin finish that makes it one of the fastest, most playable necks on any Gibson guitar. All in all, this “rediscovered” Gibson bass offers the heavy, rocking tones of the ’70s in an instrument crafted for 21st century playability.

The new Limited Run Series Grabber II bass from Gibson USA is limited to only 350 guitars and won’t last long, so see your nearest Authorized Gibson Dealer today. Each Grabber II is its own customized certificate of authenticity and a black Gibson

Body Style Ripper/Grabber
Body Species Maple

Hardware

Plating Finish Chrome
Bridge Three Point Adjustable Bass Bridge
Tuners Shamrock Bass

Electronics

Pickup Grabber II Moveable Pickup
Pickup Cover Yes
Controls 1 Tone, 1 Volume
Control Knobs Black Speed

Neck

Species Maple
Nut Corian
Nut Width 1.600″ +/- .050″
Silkscreen Gibson Logo
Truss Rod Gibson Adjustable Truss Rod
Truss Rod Cover Bell-shaped cover, stamped “Grabber II”

Fingerboard

Fingerboard Species Rosewood
Inlays Acrylic Dot
Frets 20
Scale Length 34″

Case

Type Gibson Hardshell
Case Interior White
Case Exterior Black
Silkscreen Gibson USA Logo
Finshes
Satin Ebony

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