Gibson Thunderbird IV Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst  (Ex-Display)

Gibson Thunderbird IV Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst (Ex-Display)

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There are some guitars-the Les Paul, the SG, the Flying V- that are instantly recognisable, their iconic shapes having long been embedded into the hearts and minds of music enthusiasts everywhere. The Gibson Thunderbird IV bass joined this distinguished lineup shortly after its introduction in 1963.


  • Gibson Thunderbird IV Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst (Ex-Display)


    There are some guitars-the Les Paul, the SG, the Flying V- that are instantly recognisable, their iconic shapes having long been embedded into the hearts and minds of music enthusiasts everywhere. The Gibson Thunderbird IV bass joined this distinguished lineup shortly after its introduction in 1963. The Thunderbird's unique 'reversed' zig-zag body design and equally distinct headstock was the brainchild of legendary automotive designer and visonary Ray Dietrich, enlisted by Gibson to bolster the guitar lines of the early '60s and help solidify the company's eminent rank among solidbody electric guitar manufactures. Dietrich's unconventional design was based loosely on both the automobile tail fins of the 1950s and the Gibson Explorer, which had been introduced several years earlier.

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    Today's Thunderbird IV- with its huge thunderous sound- is still a benchmark of innovation, functionality, and style, and continues to symbolise Gibson's drive to achieve creative excellence. Each Thunderbird IV consists of a multiple-ply mahogany and walnut neck-through body, with mahogany wings, designed for strength and stability. A 20-fret rosewood fingerboard sits atop a solid mahogany neck with Gibson's standard rounded bass profile. Accented by black chrome-plated hardware, including black chrome Grover bass tuners, the Thunderbird IV is equipped with Gibson's new TB Plus ceramic magnet humbuckers with black covers to deliver a massive, powerful bass tone. It is available in a Vintage Sunburst finish.
    Specifications
    Body
    Body Species: Mahogany wings
    Body Style: Mahogany wings
    Fingerboard
    Fingerboard Species: Rosewood
    Scale Length: 34 Inch
    Number of Frets: 20 (Nickel and Silver Alloy Fret Wire)
    Inlays:Dot
    Electronics
    Pickups: Two new design TB Plus ceramic magnet humbuckers
    Controls: Two volume, one tone
    Case
    Interior: White Plush
    Case Exterior: Black Hardshell
    Silkscreen: Silver 'Gibson USA' logo
    Neck
    Species: Nine-ply Mahogany and Walnut neck-through-body
    Profile: 60s Rounded Bass Neck Profile
    Peghead Pitch: Angled Headstock - 10 degrees
    Nut Width: 11/2 Inch
    Neck Joint: Neck-Through-Body Construction
    Truss Rod: Adjustable Truss Rod
    Hardware
    Plating Finish: Black Chrome
    Tailpiece: Three-way adjustable bridge and tailpiece
    Knobs: Black Top Hat with silver inserts
    Tuners: Black Chrome Grover Bass
    Other
    Strings: .045 / .105 gauge

    The Absolute multi point Pre Sales Setup is free with this Instrument. We provide a 7 day no-quibble money back guarantee on all our instruments, so you can buy with confidence.
    More images are available on request. For more information*, call the guitar department on 01202 597180 or email guitars@absolutemusic.co.uk

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    Specifications
    Body
    Body Species: Mahogany wings
    Body Style: Mahogany wings
    Brand Gibson
    Condition Ex-display

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