Gibson Thunderbird Non-Reverse Electric Bass Guitar  

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Primed for the demands of modern music with stunning looks.

For thundering lows with contemporary punch and presence in a timelessly stylish package, the new Thunderbird Non-Reverse Bass from Gibson USA can't be beat. When Gibson changed up the original "Reverse-Bodied" Firebird guitar and Thunderbird bass lines in 1965 to the new "Non-Reverse" design”so called for its more traditional, though still groundbreaking, asymmetrical offset body lines”it created a whole new cult of devotees. The Thunderbird Non-Reverse Bass applies the same radical design sense to the low end, adding cutting-edge hardware and a pair of the four-string world's best sounding pickups for a package that takes you from rock, to pop, to jazz, to blues, to fusion with equal fluency.

The Thunderbird Non-Reverse Bass is a full-sized bass with a scale length of 34" and the supreme playability you have come to expect from Gibson USA, so lows are as mammoth as you could ever want. This bass is primed for the demands of modern music, and it looks stunning in your choice of Vintage Sunburst or Pelham Blue finish, both in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, enhanced by black-plated hardware and solid-black pickup covers.

Like all great Gibson electric guitars, the Thunderbird Non-Reverse Bass starts with select tonewoods, carefully crafted for optimum sonic response. A solid mahogany body is carved in the iconic offset-cutaway style of the legendary 1965 Firebird guitar and Thunderbird bass. It has a glued-in neck made from solid, quarter-sawn mahogany for superior strength and resonance, which is carved in a comfortably rounded and supremely playable profile that measures .860" at the 1st fret and .960" at the 12th, with a distinctive four-a-side Thunderbird "beak" headstock. The fingerboard is made from rosewood for a classic look, clear tone, and unprecedented durability. In addition, a hardwearing PLEK-cut Corian„¢ nut helps to ensure precise intonation, while enhancing sustain and resonance.

Strings are anchored at the body end by a rock-solid three-point Thunderbird bridge with individually adjustable saddles, and high-quality Grover„¢ tuners at the headstock, all plated in black to match the contemporary look of the Thunderbird Non-Reverse Bass. This solid foundation is amplified through your rig of choice via a pair of contemporary Thunderbird pickups, with ceramic magnets for enhanced punch and clarity, giving the Thunderbird Non-Reverse Bass the power to slam the low end with depth and dynamics like no other bass available. Individual volume controls and a master tone control allow you to blend pickups as desired for a wide range of tones. Put it all together, and it's a great-playing bass with outstanding power and versatility, and stunning alternative looks to beat anything out there. Check one out today at your authorized Gibson dealer, and see what this mighty slab of alternative low-end can do for your music.

Each Thunderbird Non-Reverse Bass includes a Gibson hardshell case and owner's manual.

  • Mahogany body in two stunning nitrocellulose finishes
  • Mahogany neck with comfortable, rounded profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
  • Thunderbird Bass pickups in the neck and bridge positions
  • Three point bass bridge with adjustable saddles

Get ready to make some thunder. Order today.


Thunderbird Non-Reverse Electric Bass Guitar Specifications:

  • Body
    Top: Mahogany
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    Species: Mahogany
    Profile: Comfortable, Rounded
    Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    Neck Fit
    Joint: Mortise & Tenon
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
    Species: Rosewood
    Frets: 20
    Radius: 12"
    Scale Length: 34"
    Nut/E.O.B: 1.600"/2.320"
    Inlays: Acrylic Dot
    Material: Corian
    Width: 1.600"
    Slots: Gibson PLEK System
    Type: Thunderbird
    Truss Rod Cover: Black with Gold Gibson Hot Stamp
    Model: Grover„¢ Bass
    Plating: Black Chrome
    Tuning: Ratio 20:1
    Type: Three-point Thunderbird
    Plating: Black
    Knobs: Black Top Hats with Inserts
    Pickguard: W/B/W with Black Bird Hot Stamp
    Control Plate Cover: Black
    Strings: .105 - .045, Genuine Gibson Strings
    Strap Buttons: Aluminum
    Neck Position Thunderbird Bass (Ceramic)
    Bridge Position Thunderbird Bass (Ceramic)
    Coil Wiring Machine Wound
    Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 1 Tone Control
    Type: 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
    Output Jack: 1/4" Mono
    Sealer: Nitrocellulose
    Process: 1-1.5 mils
    Type: Thunderbird Non-Reverse
    Case Exterior: Black Outside with Gibson USA Logo in White
    Case Interior: White Plush
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