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Epiphone Introduces Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO Basses

Epiphone is unveiling a new version of a classic with the Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO. The bass is set apart from its siblings by being equipped with a pair of Gibson TB Plus Humbucking pickups featuring ceramic magnets, which the company says produce “high gain, smooth tone and high-end definition.” The pickups are controlled with separate volume knobs as well as a master tone knob.

Epiphone Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO AW - Alpine White

Sporting the same iconic design first introduced in 1963, the bass is built with mahogany body wings, a 7-ply mahogany/walnut laminate neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. It comes in either Alpine White or Vintage Sunburst.

Epiphone Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO VS - Vintage Sunburst

The Epiphone Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO is expected to be shipping in late May/early June with a street price of $499. For more info, visit the Epiphone website.

Epiphone Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO Specs:

  • Neck Material: 7-ply; Mahogany/Walnut Laminate
  • Neck Joint: Through-Neck
  • Body Material: Mahogany Body Wings
  • Neck Shape: 1960’s Rounded Bass Profile
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: 1-ply black with “Epiphone” silkscreened in Gold
  • Scale Length: 34˝
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid “DOT” inlays
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson TB Plus™ Humbucker; Ceramic Magnets
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson TB Plus™ Humbucker; Ceramic Magnets
  • Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Master Tone, Neck Pickup Tone
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12˝
  • Frets: 20; medium-jumbo
  • Bridge: Original 3-point adjustable
  • Nut Width: 1-1/2˝
  • Nut Material: Imitation Bone; White
  • Hardware: Black
  • Machine Heads: Die-Cast Bass Tuners
  • Knobs: Black Tophats with chrome metal inserts
  • Colors: Alpine White (AW), Vintage Sunburst (VS)