Rob van den Broek is a bassist and a luthier. He’s also a huge fan of Gibson’s basses, which led him to publish The Gibson Bass Book. The 180-page book documents over 80 Gibson basses and 70 Epiphone basses with more than 400 pictures.
The story begins in the late 1930’s with the company’s first upright electric bass before jumping to 1953. That’s when Gibson began to mass produce electric basses starting with the EB model. Van den Broek covers the Thunderbird, EB-3, Ripper, Grabber, Les Paul bass, reissues and even the rare 20/20 bass.