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Gibson Thunderbird Non Reverse Electric Bass Guitar with Case

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Product Description

The Gibson Thunderbird Non Reverse Electric Bass Guitar is a classic four string that will provide soaring tones and thundering lows to the modern bassist! With classic asymmetrical offset body lines, cutting-edge hardware and a pair of the four-string world's best sounding pickups, the Thunderbird Non Reverse bass will take you from rock, to pop, to jazz, to blues, to fusion with equal fluency.

This full-sized bass with a scale length of 34 inches has supreme playability you have come to expect from Gibson USA. The Thunderbird bass is primed for the demands of modern music, and it looks stunning in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, enhanced by black-plated hardware and solid-black pickup covers.

Gibson Thunderbird Non Reverse Electric Bass Guitar Features

  • 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
  • Grover bass tuners with 20:1 ratio
Gibson crafts the Thunderbird Non-Reverse Bass 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, with a distinctive four-a-side Thunderbird ‘beak’ headstock.

The fingerboard on this bass 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.

A pair of contemporary Thunderbird Bass pickups with ceramic magnets provide enhanced punch and clarity, giving the Gibson 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.

Product Specifications
Gibson Thunderbird Non Reverse Bass Specifications
  • Body
    • Top: Mahogany
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck
    • Species: Mahogany
    • Profile: Comfortable, Rounded
    • Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck Fit
    • Joint: Mortise and Tenon
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    • Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inches
  • Fingerboard
    • Species: Rosewood
    • Frets: 20
    • Radius: 12 inches
    • Scale Length: 34 inches
    • Nut/E.O.B: 1.500/2.320 inches
    • Inlays: Acrylic Dot
  • Nut
    • Material: Corian
    • Width: 1.500
    • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Headstock
    • Type: Thunderbird
    • Truss Rod Cover: Black with Gold Gibson Hot Stamp
  • Tuners
    • Model: Grover Bass
    • Plating: Black Chrome
    • Tuning Ratio: 20:1
  • Bridge
    • Type: Three-point Thunderbird
    • Plating: Black
  • Hardware
    • Knobs: Black Top Hats with Inserts
    • Pickguard: W/B/W with Black Bird Hot Stamp
    • Control Plate Cover: Black
    • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
  • Pickups
    • Neck: Thunderbird Bass (Ceramic)
    • Bridge: Thunderbird Bass (Ceramic)
    • Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
  • Electronics
    • Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 1 Tone Control
    • Type: 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
    • Output Jack: 1/4 inch Mono
  • Finish
    • Sealer: Nitrocellulose
    • Process: 1-1.5 mils
  • Case
    • Type: Thunderbird Non-Reverse
    • Case Exterior: Black Outside with Gibson USA Logo in White
    • Case Interior: White Plush
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
Chris D
Overall Rating
Tone Monster!!!
What is your overall opinion of this product?
So glad I picked this bass up. I was excited hearing that Gibson was bringing this body style back. Looks and sounds amazing. I have a epiphone non reverse thunderbird aswell... No comparison. This is a professional bass.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
The quality seems to be top notch. Pulled it out of the box, tuned it up, and it was ready too go! No QC issues here.
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
All the features were well described on the website. Perfect. It's not a reissue... Black hardware and such. Modern take on an old design. I dig it!
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
The bass I received is pretty light in weight. The neck has some thickness to it and a volute. I like having the extra strength of added wood at the headstock.
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
Man... So much tone. It's all here. My favorite bass pickups hands down.
How did the stain or paint job look?
I have the pelham blue. Finish looks great. Cool gibson color.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
Worth every penny. Truly.
How was the action out of the box?
The action and set up was perfect. Couldn't be happier.
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