Apart from legendary guitar models such as the Les Paul and SG, Gibson is also active in the bass category. The most famous bass model that Gibson produces is the Thunderbird, which is what we have in stock here at Bella Romeo. The Thunderbird has an offset body and neck-through-body design, which was first seen in 1963. It features a mahogany body construction, which has a punchy and warm tone. It comes with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard and a mahogany/walnut laminate neck, which the rosewood gives a rich and rounded tone and the neck has a rounded profile which provides fast and silky playing feel. For electronics, it is equipped with two T-Bird humbucker pickups in the neck and bridge position. The pickups have a high output and it is loaded with ceramic magnet which gives the signature thunderbird low end.
Some people say the Thunderbird is not well balanced ergonomically (i.e. neck dive); we didn’t find this to be a particular problem with both sitting and standing. The infamous body shape oozes a rebellious attitude, and this bass wants to be played, hard.
This guitar is used and it is in very good condition. There are a number of nicks and some pick scratches on the top of the body. There are a few nicks and scratches on the sides, and there are a few visible scratches and some nicks on the back. Slight dullness in the finish throughout the bass. The neck and fretboard are in great condition, and there is a few very minor scratches on the bottom of the neck. There are a few visible marks and scratches on the top of the headstock. There are about 80% of frets remaining. All the electronics are working normally, and the truss rod functions in both direction.
This bass comes with an original deluxe hardshell case. All specifications are listed in the Additional Information tab above.
Notes on the buying process
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