Next year will see the revamp of two classic Gibson basses including the SG Standard and Thunderbird bass models. Each of the basses will retain many of their features with improvements including a full contact bridge, thicker and smoother rosewood fingerboards, pearl inlays, comprehensive setups, upgraded output jacks, and more robust cables for improved signal strength.
The 2015 Gibson Thunderbird steps away from the company’s standard T-bird pickups and is fitted with a new set of Alnico V pickups. The humless set has two coil tap switches to offer up eight distinct sounds. Its 9-piece laminate mahogany and walnut neck is flanked with mahogany body wings, which Gibson says offers increased sustain. The 2015 Thunderbird will come in a Vintage Sunburst finish.
Featuring a 30.5-inch scale, the 2015 SG Standard Bass is built with a mahogany body, mahogany neck, and an unbound rosewood fingerboard. The bass is loaded with a T-Bird Plus pickup in the neck position and a T-Bird Mini pickup in the bridge position for tonal versatility. Hardware includes max grip speed knobs, Grover shamrock tuners, and a 3-point adjustable bridge. The bass comes in Heritage Cherry Sunburst finished in a gloss lacquer.
The Gibson 2015 SG Standard and Thunderbird Basses will come with hardshell cases and carry street prices of $1,679 and $2,599, respectively.
Gibson 2015 Thunderbird Bass Specs:
|Neck:||9-ply multi-laminate Mahogany/Walnut|
|Pickups:||Alnico V bass pickups with two coil tap switches|
|Bridge:||Full-contact three-point adjustable bridge|
Gibson 2015 SG Standard Bass Specs:
|Pickups:||T-Bird Plus (Neck), Vintage style T-bird mini (Bridge)|
|Bridge:||Three-point, full-contact adjustable bridge|
|Finish:||Heritage Cherry in Gloss lacquer|
|Case:||Hardshell Case included|
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