Gibson is reviving another model from their past catalog with the new Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass. First introduced in 1965, the Non-Reverse flips the body shape of the original Thunderbird for a more traditional, albeit asymmetrical body style. Gibson kept the design identical while fitting the new version with upgraded hardware and pickups.
The Thunderbird Non-Reverse is built with a mahogany body, a quarter-sawn mahogany neck and a rosewood fingerboard. Hardware includes a three-point Thunderbird bridge with individually adjustable saddles and Grover tuners. Of course, the basses are fitted with a pair of Thunderbird pickups and a control configuration of volume, volume, tone.
The Gibson Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass will be available in Vintage Sunburst and Pelham Blue finishes with an MSRP of $1,899. For more info, check out the Gibson website.
Gibson Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass Specs:
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Construction: Glued-in Neck
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Frets: 20
- Fingerboard Radius: 12˝
- Scale: 34˝
- Inlays: Acrylic Dot
- Nut: Corian
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System
- Tuners: Grover 20:1
- Bridge: Thunderbird 3-point Adjustable
- Knobs: Black Top Hats with Inserts
- Pickguard: W/B/W with Black Bird Hot Stamp
- Pickups: Thunderbird Bass (Ceramic)
- Controls: 2 Volumes, 1 Tone Control
- Finish: Nitrocellulose
- Colors: Vintage Sunburst, Pelham Blue
- Case Included