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You are bidding on a custom made left handed Thunderbird replica. This bass was made for me by Frankinstein Guitar Works in Woodstock, ON Canada. As far as I know Gibson never even made a single one of these in a lefty and Epiphone only made them for a short while in the 90’s. If you’re a lefty who’s always wanted to rock out Nikki Sixx style this is your chance.
The body on this is one piece of alder and the neck is maple. The neck is actually a Gibson Les Paul bass neck that the builder grafted a T-Bird headstock onto and is set into the body. Big and chunky rock and roll neck. The colour is “Pelham Blue” and it is a nitro lacquer finish in a matte (almost semi gloss) finish.
The pickups are Bartolini T4CBC (B & T) vintage T-Bird style. These things have more punch than Mike Tyson. The bridge is a Hipshot Super Tone T-Bird model. Made out of brass with tons of sustain.
The tuners are Hipshot Ultralite Clover style with a Hipshot D-Tuner on the E string for quick drop D tuning.
I’m including the original hardshell case which perfectly fits the bass. I’m ALSO throwing in a Ritter T-Bird shaped gig bag so you don’t have to lug the big case around with you on the bus.
I have used this bass so there are some signs of wear and tear especially given the nature of nitro finishes. I’ve tried to take good pictures of the big ones – which are still pretty small. The biggest one to mention is at the top of the neck where the D-Tuner lever comes into contact with the neck. This is cosmetic only and doesn’t interfere with the D-Tuner or the actual structural integrity of the neck. There are a couple of small dings – almost too small to photograph – on the back of the neck as well as a couple on the lower corner of the body.
There is also the typical nitro finish wear in the spot that the strap comes into contact with the body and where I rest my thumb near the bridge pickup. As I understand it the nitrocellulose finish does mark easier than a polyester one but it doesn’t choke the tone at all. And baby, this things got big rock tone!