The Gibson Thunderbird Bass , first issued from the legendary Kalamazoo factory in 1963, was for a time the only bass available from Gibson or Epiphone. But really, what else could you need? The Thunderbird’s unique “reversed” zig-zag body design and equally distinct headstock was the brainchild of legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich who was enlisted by the Kalamazoo factory to bolster the electric guitar line and help solidify the factory’s eminent rank among solidbody electric guitar manufacturers. The Thunderbird bass was quickly embraced by rock and rollers in the States, the UK, and Europe and today, is still the ultimate rock and roll low-end machine. Building upon the long-term success of the classic Thunderbird, Epiphone introduces the Thunderbird™ IV.
Like all of our instruments, the gibson thunderbird parts-IV 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 soar with a Thunderbird Pro from our bass collection.
The gibson thunderbird goth 2015 Thunderbird Electric Bass Guitar offers what most bassists crave: incredible style and sustain. The 9-ply multi-laminate neck goes right through to the bridge, letting notes ring uniterrupted by neck joints and shims. Electronics benefit from Gibson’s new Alnico V pickups that offer humless performance and coil-tapping switches for expanded tones to match any musical genre. This Thunderbird features all of the 2015 updates including an improved bridge and smoother fingerboard. Comes with hardshell case.
All 2015 Gibson models benefit from some important upgrades:
G-Force on all guitars except LP Supreme, Firebird and Derek Trucks SG
Zero Fret Nut- Patent applied for nut with adjustable action
New wider neck and fingerboard (.050 per side) for increased playing comfort
New tune-o-matic bridge featuring hex wrench adjustment on thumbscrews for easy action adjustments .
Professional set up-Accurate intonation, new PLEK program, 27% lower fret wire
Smoother sanded/buffed fingerboard with new oil treatment ,One piece thicker rosewood fingerboardPearl inlays return on all product,More robust cables change from 28 awg to 26 awg for improved signal,New improved jack design for uninterrupted signal,No Satin or Vintage Gloss finishes : All sku’s will be gloss lacquer,New removable LP pick guard with no screws needed
In honor of Les Paul’s 100th birthday all LP and SG guitars will carry the 100 logo on the headstock,Les Paul Hologram-For authenticity and a tribute to the man
Hardshell case on all models
Body: Mahogany wings
Neck: 9-ply multi laminate neck thru mahogany/walnut neck
Nut: Zero Fret Nut with adjustable action
Pickups: New Alnico V bass pickups with two coil tap switches
Hardware: Full-contact three-point adjustable bridge
Pickguard: Removable LP pickguard with no screws needed