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Gibson Releases Thunderbird Short Scale Bass

Gibson has just released a short scale version of their classic Thunderbird bass. The bass has a 30.5″ scale, which the manufacturer explains is favorable for players with shorter arms or smaller hands as well as beginners and students. They also note that these short-scale basses aren’t just for novices, as Jack Bruce and Paul McCartney played them during highlights in their careers.

Gibson Thunderbird Short Scale Bass

The bass features a Mahogany body in the “reverse-bodied” shape and Mahogany neck with a Rosewood fingerboard. The pickups are Thunderbird Ceramic Humbuckers, and the hardware is finished in black chrome.

The Gibson Thunderbird Short Scale bass is available now for $1,549.00. For more info, visit Gibson’s website.

Gibson Thunderbird Short Scale Bass Specs:

  • Scale: 30.5”
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Pickups: Thunderbird Ceramic Humbuckers
  • Bridge: 3-point Thunderbird with Adjustable Saddles
  • Grover Tuners