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Gibson USA Thunderbird Bass in Tobacco Burst

Powerful Low-End and Piano-Like Sustain


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    Product Description

    Is there a cooler looking or more iconic bass than the Gibson Thunderbird? The Nashville-based guitar builders are delivering more of the goods by popular demand. This 34” scale length beast is sure to attract attention thanks to its awesome style and impeccable sound.

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    Body & Neck

    The classic neck-through-body is a consistent design feature for the Thunderbird, providing incredible access to upper frets. It’s made of a stunningly smooth nine-ply Mahogany and Walnut mix. Because these woods are extremely dense, it holds supremely solid tuning stability.

    On top is a classic Rosewood fretboard with a rounded profile, making it effortless to play. Embedded are 20 beautifully treated frets that provide longevity and less susceptibility to wear and rust.


    It may look like a vintage bass but it’s anything but retro in tone. The pair of high-output T-Bird pickups sound huge. There’s a reason past models have been popular in rock and metal, and this continues the trend.

    It’s not all high-octane though. You can subtly tweak output with its two independent volume knobs and a master tone. Dial it down and you’ll get crisp cleans.


    The 3-point adjustable bridge is comfortable for the picking hand and delivers excellent sound transfer through the body. Its Graph Tech nut and Grover tuners combo cuts out tuning problems and string friction.



    • Material: Mahogany
    • Weight Relief: None


    • Neck: 9-ply Mahogany/Walnut
    • Profile: Rounded
    • Nut width: 1.5" / 38.1mm
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Scale length: 34" / 863.6mm
    • Number of frets: 20
    • Nut: Graph Tech
    • Inlay: Acrylic Dots


    • Bridge: 3-Point Adjustable
    • Knobs: Black Tophats w/ Silver Inserts
    • Tuners: Grover Bass Keys
    • Plating: Chrome


    • Neck pickup: Rhythm T-Bird
    • Bridge pickup: Lead T-Bird
    • Controls: 2 Volumes & 1 Master Tone


    • Case Included
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    Customer Reviews


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    Mr. Andrew Braybrook19th Feb 2020

    Ever since seeing Pete Way play one of these in UFO I've always wanted one. Love the look of the long long head-stock, and I'm sure I read somewhere that you can play faster on a Gibson Thunderbird. Seems to be right, too. The tobacco finish and the deep gloss all over looks glorious too. The bass is well-balanced, not too head-heavy despite the length of the neck and head. I guess the mass of mahogany in the body does the job. Plugged it into my Peavey stack and just leaving all the settings how I like my Rickenbacker 4001 I got a great sound. Lovely bass guitar at a great price.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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