Gibson Unveils the Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Bass

Gibson Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Bass

Gibson has unveiled a new signature bass with former Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown. The custom Thunderbird comes with a mahogany neck and body featuring a slimmer neck profile and a Drop D Xtender.

“Before meeting up in Nashville for a tour of Gibson USA, I got to meet the whole team at Gibson,” says Brown. “Cesar Gueikian (Gibson Brand President), and I forged a strong bond that day, that I can only describe as ‘Long Lost Brother’s”! He invited me to his home that night and we played music into the wee hours. Gibson has come so far, in such a short amount of time, and I’m beyond delighted to be in cahoots with this extraordinary bunch of music professionals. This new Thunderbird with Gibson is a life-long dream.”

Brown, who is also a solo artist, has his signature bass in ebony with gold accents. His signature is reproduced on the truss rod cover, plus a self-portrait sketch is on the backplate.

“A pair of powerful Rexbucker T-bird pickups provide plenty of output and low-end punch,” Gibson writes. “A master tone control is equipped with a push/pull switch that puts the pickups into passive mode when it is pulled out.”

Get the scoop from Brown himself:

The Gibson Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Bass is available now for $2,799.

Gibson Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Bass Specs:

Construction:Set Neck
Neck Profile:Rounded
Fingerboard Radius:12″
Frets:20 Medium Jumbo
Nut:Graph Tech
Nut Witch:1.5″
Inlays:Acrylic Dot
Pickups:Rexbucker Thunderbird
Tuners:Hipshot Mini-Clover with Drop D Xtender

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