Gibson Thunderbird Bass Guitar – Sparkling Burgundy with Non Reverse Headstock


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A Bass with Iconic Looks and a Bolt of Colossal Sound

Far from just a clever name, the Gibson Thunderbird 4-string bass possesses plenty of thunderous power and long-lasting reliability — all in a vintage-looking instrument. At its core sits a mahogany body and neck capped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard, the perfect recipe for bellowing bass and pro-quality performance. A pair of humbuckers produce plenty of classic Thunderbird tone with enough juice to push your amp into saturated oblivion, tweakable via individual volume knobs and a handy master tone control. For an added dose of vintage flair, the Thunderbird is finished in beautiful nitrocellulose lacquer, a favorite for its sharp looks and ability to bring out even more tone from an instrument’s woods.

Top-shelf tonewoods, arena-shaking sound

When it comes to bringing the “thunder,” Gibson knows just what it takes to deliver, and it all starts with the tonewoods. The Thunderbird sports a fantastic combination of mahogany and rosewood, the perfect pair for monstrous low-end rumble and effortless playability. Its mahogany body and neck imbue an unmistakable warmth and full-bodied thump, with plenty of sustain, resonance, and durability to serve you well for years to come. When it’s time to let your fingers do the talking, you’ll find your fretting hand dancing freely across the Indian rosewood fingerboard, silky smooth to the touch and incredibly comfortable in all playing positions.

Premium Gibson electronics

Inside the Thunderbird lay two sleeping humbuckers. Once these pickups awaken, get ready to unleash an earth-shattering roar that is commanding, present, and fully prepared to pummel your amp with low-end destruction. Volume controls for each humbucker allow you to use them separately or blended to perfection, with a master tone control for some additional sound shaping.

Vintage-era nitrocellulose finish

The Thunderbird wears a gorgeous nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Nitro finishes — standard back in the ’60s and ’70s — are significantly thinner than today’s polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to “breathe.” Nitro finishes not only look wonderfully vintage, but they also enhance the instrument’s tonal qualities.

Gibson Thunderbird Bass Guitar Features:

  • Mahogany body and neck deliver a warm, full-bodied tone that’s built for the road
  • Smooth-as-glass Indian rosewood fingerboard feels incredible in all playing positions
  • 2 Thunderbird humbuckers produce a fat, forceful low-end sound
  • Individual volume knobs and master tone control let you blend and shape the humbuckers to perfection
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish looks stunning and enhances tone
  • 3-point adjustable bridge offers sustain and stability
  • Rock-solid Hipshot Ultralite tuners

Tech Specs

  • Number of Strings:4
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Body Shape:Non-reverse Thunderbird
  • Body Material:Mahogany
  • Body Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Color:Sparkling Burgundy
  • Neck Material:Mahogany
  • Neck Shape:Rounded C
  • Radius:12″
  • Fingerboard Material:Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Dots
  • Number of Frets:20, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length:34″
  • Nut Width:1.6″
  • Nut Material:Graph Tech NuBone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:3-Point Adjustable
  • Tuners:Hipshot Ultralite
  • Neck Pickup:Thunderbird Rhythm Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup:Thunderbird Lead Humbucker
  • Controls:2 x volume, 1 x master tone

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