To equip the 50th Anniversary Gibson Thunderbird Black with the instantly recognizable thump you’d expect from a versatile bass, Gibson went with the tried-and-true combination of a mahogany body and a 3-piece mahogany neck-through design topped with a rosewood fingerboard. This gives you an amazing balance of chest-pounding resonance, the fast response you need to pull off percussive bass lines, and epic sustain. And thanks to its narrow 1.6″ nut, you don’t have to have massive hands to rock out with a 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass.
Bass humbuckers deliver earth-shaking bass tone Gibson Thunderbird Black
For absolutely massive bass tone, the Gibson 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass comes with a pair of T-Bird Plus humbuckers. Gibson designed these pickups with ceramic magnets to give you punch and clarity. The rest of the band will love your bass’s driving punch and tight bottom end, which lets you drive home the rhythm without drowning out the stage. You’ll keep the band rocking all night with the Gibson 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass.
The Gibson 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
The Gibson USA 2015 Thunderbird electric bass guitar delivers the awesome features we’ve come to expect from this enigmatic model, alongside with some new appointments that make it even better than ever.
A feature of the Thunderbird’s design that sets it apart from many other basses, is its thru-neck construction, giving greater length for the strings to resonate along and generate miles of sustain that adds to its uncompromising power. The 2015 model retains this with a maple and walnut laminated neck-thru construction, shaped to a comfortable rounded profile that allows you to glide along it effortlessly. A rosewood fingerboard – set to a beefy 34″ scale length – is married to the neck, adorned with dot position inlays to help guide your way. Each side of the neck is fitted with mahogany, body ‘wings’. The combination of the neck and body tonewoods provides a solid platform for the instrument’s ‘thunderous’ tone. The Thunderbird’s distinctive lines are finished in a sublime vintage sunburst.