Although the Gibson Thunderbird Review visually stays true to auto designer Ray Dietrich’s original vision from the early 1960’s, this current edition has some cutting edge modern appointments. The original mini-humbuckers have been updated to employ high-output ceramic magnets in place of the Alnico originals. These give a brighter tone and higher-output. The banjo tuners have been replaced with gearless Steinberger 40:1 ratio machine heads for extreme tuning precision.
With its nitrocellulose Vintage Sunburst finish and traditional appointments such as the pearloid trapezoid fingerboard inlays, beveled headstock with black central section, and Firebird pickguard motif, today’s Firebird V has all the updates to make this unique looking solid body guitar fly into the modern age.
The Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V 5-string Bass builds on the illustrious history of the Thunderbird Bass. This new take on the distinctively shaped rock and roll bass combines traditional design elements with new technology at a price any bassist can afford.
Epiphone’s Thunderbird Pro-V Bass has a 7-piece walnut/maple neck with through-body construction for amazing sustain and tone. It also features Epiphone T-Pro bass humbucking pickups with custom active electronics and 2-band EQ to dial in the sound you seek.
It also features Epiphone’s SlimTaper design, which upholds a precise width-to-thickness ratio on the neck. This design provides added comfort and agility when racing through the frets, while not fatiguing your digits.
Building upon the long-term success of the classic Thunderbird bass which has become a virtual institution in pop music, Epiphone introduces the new Professional Series Thunderbird™ PRO. Available in both 4 and 5 string versions, the Thunderbird is the rock and roll bass with the distinctive shape. First released in 1963, the Thunderbird Pro combines traditional design elements with cutting edge technology and all for a price that the working bassist can afford.
Like all of our instruments, the Thunderbird Pro comes with our Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 customer service. Visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer today and get back to a new future and soar with a Thunderbird Pro from our bass collection.
Gibson Firebird V 2010 Vintage Sunburst Features:
Solid Mahogany Body
Hybrid ’50s rounded/’60s Slim-taper Neck Profile
Trademark “Firebird” Logo on Pickguard
Gibson High-Output, Ceramic Mini Humbuckers
Steinberger Gearless Tuners