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.
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|
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