Gibson Thunderbird White

gibson thunderbird white

While the original gibson thunderbird 5 made its debut in the 60s, it has found its way into the hands of famous guitar players from all walks of life since then, including Johnny Winter and Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera. The 2010 updates the original Firebird, with the “though-body” neck design and hawk’s head headstock and turns up the volume an extra notch with newly-added mini-humbuckers. Also equipped with Steinberger gearless tuners, this one-of-a-kind guitar brings plenty of classic tone and vintage looks to the table.

Gibson guitars have been around for well over a century. When guitarists are looking for an outstanding combination of superb tone and playability along with great looks and gorgeous finishes, the choice for most of those 100 plus years has been Gibson. From their amazing collection of fine acoustics to the electric guitars that literally rewrote music history, Gibson guitars have been on almost every chart-topping album from artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin.

These “first call” instruments of vintage gibson thunderbird also cross an enormous array of diverse styles, from folk and country to blues and hard rock. With that resume, it’s not surprising that so many of Gibson’s best-selling instruments have changed little over the decades. Because there’s just no sense in messing with a good thing!

The Thunderbird’s unique “reversed” zig-zag body design and equally distinct headstock was the brainchild of legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich, enlisted by Gibson to bolster the guitar lines of the early ’60s and help solidify the company’s eminent rank among solidbody electric guitar manufacturers.Today’s Thunderbird IV—with its huge, thunderous sound—is still a benchmark of innovation, functionality, and style, and continues to symbolize Gibson’s drive to achieve creative excellence. The 2014 model features solid mahogany body and wings, 9-ply multi laminate mahogany/walnut neck, rosewood fingerboard with the extra-special 120th anniversary banner on the 12th fret, max grip speed knobs, extra large strap button, graph tech nut, 34″ scale, T-Bird Plus pickups, black chrome hardware and 3-point adjustable bridge. Mahogany wings 9-ply multi laminate neck thru mahogany/walnut neck Rosewood fingerboard with 120th anniversary banner 34” scale Electronics: T-Bird Plus pickups Black Chrome hardware 3-Point adjustable bridge

Classic White Finish
Mahogany Body
Mahogany and Walnut Neck
Rosewood Fretboard
24.75″ Scale Length
12″ Fretboard Radius
1.695″ Nut Width
22 Frets
495R Neck Pickup
495T Bridge Pickup
Two Volume, Two Tone Controls
Tune-O-Matic Bridge
Steinberger Gearless Tuners
Corian Nut
Chrome Hardware

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