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Gibson Celebrates With 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass

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.

Gibson 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