1977 Gibson the Ripper Bass "
This is a Ripper never mind about Gibson
aging department this thing is the real deal
many hours of Serious playing time on this one!
This one was Manufactured in Kalamazoo Plant
A bit of Ripper History
The Ripper was designed by Bill Lawrence, and
manufactured from 1973 until 1983, the peak
year being 1976.
Most had a maple body with laminated maple
neck; however a significant number
manufactured in 1975 had lighter alder bodies
while retaining the maple neck.
Also in 1975, an edgier and slimmer body, with
more beveling and contours around the horns of
the bass, was introduced
The new look was geared towards heavier
The Ripper was initially available in three colors:
natural, black, and tobacco sunburst. Natural
Rippers received a maple fingerboard, while
black or sunburst basses received an ebony