Fifty years ago, Gibson stepped out with an edgy line of guitars and basses, respectively named the Firebird and the Thunderbird. The company is now celebrating the design with a 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass.
Finished with Gold Bullion in a high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, the bass sports through-neck construction with a mahogany body, a mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays. Its pickguard is hot-stamped with a gold Thunderbird logo and the inscription “50th Anniversary 1963-2013” to commemorate the occasion.
The bass’s pickups are a pair of the company’s iconic T-Bird bass pickups with ceramic magnets for “enhanced punch and clarity.” Its controls are configured for Volume, Volume, and Tone. Hardware on the bass includes a three-point Thunderbird bridge with individually adjustable saddles and Grover tuners, all of which are gold-plated.
The Gibson 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass is available now with a street price of $1,999. For more info, check out the Gibson website.
Gibson 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass Specs:
- Construction: Neck-Through
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany with Rounded Profile
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: Pearloid Dot
- Pickups: Thunderbird Bass
- Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone
- Hardware: Gold-Plated
- Bridge: Three Point with Adjustable Saddles
- Tuners: Grover Bass Tuners with 20:1 Ratio
- Pickguard: Black Plastic Hot Stamped in Gold
- Finish: Bullion Gold
- Accessories: Gibson Hardshell Case