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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.

Gibson 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass Specs:

Neck:Mahogany with Rounded Profile
Inlays:Pearloid Dot
Pickups:Thunderbird Bass
Controls:Volume, Volume, Tone
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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