Gibson - 50th Anniversary Bullion Gold Thunderbird Bass

Gibson - 50th Anniversary Bullion Gold Thunderbird Bass
Gibson - 50th Anniversary Bullion Gold Thunderbird Bass
Gibson - 50th Anniversary Bullion Gold Thunderbird Bass
Gibson - 50th Anniversary Bullion Gold Thunderbird Bass
Gibson - 50th Anniversary Bullion Gold Thunderbird Bass

Gibson - 50th Anniversary Bullion Gold Thunderbird Bass

AED. 10,000.00

Take It From The Top

The perfect companion piece to Gibson’s Firebird guitar line, the Thunderbird has long been a favourite of bass players looking for something a little different, thanks to its outlandish shape and through-neck build. That classic Gibson aesthetic translates perfectly to the bass, creating an instrument that looks as sytlish and immaculate as it sounds.

Gibson’s Take

(Gibson Press Release 2013)

As the fierce four-string partner to the Firebird guitar line introduced in 1963, the Thunderbird bass has long been a stylish alternative—both onstage and in the studio—for adventurous bassists, In 2013 Gibson USA celebrated the Golden Anniversary of this raging tone monster with a stunning tribute to the breed: the 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass. Thunderbird style, "through-neck" construction, a pair of mighty T-Bird Bass pickups and a rock-solid Thunderbird three-point bridge make the 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass the most playable and best-sounding bass on the scene. This commemorative bass wears a gorgeous Bullion Gold finish in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, and a pick guard that's hot-stamped with a gold T-Bird logo and "50th Anniversary 1963-2013." Add it up, and it's both a fitting tribute to a special anniversary, and a thunderous way to lay down the rumble in any style of music.

Special Features

Body and neck

The core of this exceptional bass lies in its “through neck” construction, with the neck and body core crafted from the same rugged multi-ply mahogany tone wood blank, for unparalleled strength and sustain. It takes more work to build a bass this way, but the effort pays off in every aspect of the instrument’s feel and response. Two solid mahogany body wings complete the iconic Thunderbird package, cutting a figure recognised on stages the world over. The neck is carved to a comfortably rounded profile that measures 0.790” at the 1st fret and 0.930” at the 12th. It is topped with a 20-fret fingerboard made from Grade-A rosewood, inlaid with pearloid dot position markers.

Pickups and electronics

The firm sonic foundation of the 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass is cranked through a pair of extremely versatile contemporary T-Bird Bass pickups, with ceramic magnets for enhanced punch and clarity. Individual volume controls and a master tone control let you blend pickups as desired for a wide range of sounds.

Hardware and plastics

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 gold-plated to match the commemorative look of the 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass. Its black plastic pickguard is hot-stamped in gold with the Thunderbird image and anniversary years.

Other Specifications Include

  • Mahogany body in stunning bullion gold finish
  • Neck-through mahogany neck with comfortable, rounded profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid 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
  • Includes a Gibson hardshell case
  • Year: 2013

  • Condition: Ex Display

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