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The Grabber bass model was designed by Bill Lawrence, and manufactured from 1973 until 1983 together with the Ripper.


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 Grabber was initially available in 6 colors: wine red, ebony, natural, walnut and white finishes along with a very rare Eggplant Sparkle used by Gene Simmons for the KISS Alive album shoot.


Played by a lot of celebrities such as Gene Simmons (Kiss), Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Rex Brown (Pantera), Suzi Quatro, Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr.)


This model is the G3 one with 3 pickups. It is very good all original condition and comes with original Gibson case, user's manual, string hangtag, case key. 


It has the craziest flamed neck we have ever seen on a Gibson!


Comes from original owner brother. This bass was bought new in Bologna Italy.


1979 Gibson Grabber G3

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