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Vintage guitars for sale: Gibson Thunderbird

The Gibson Thunderbird was designed by Roger Rossmeisl and debuted in 1963. Like Gibson's earlier trio of space-age designs (Explorer, Flying V and Moderne), it was perhaps a little too far ahead of it's time, and only sold in small numbers. After complaints from Fender it was redesigned in 1965, to feature a non-reverse body style, but again this version did not sell well. Like the forementioned trio, it came of age in the 1970s, and has arguably become Gibson's most icomic bass model, highly desireable amongst players and collectors alike.

What to look out for: By far the most desireable Tbirds are the original reverse body examples, produced between 1963 and 1965, especially in non-standard finishes (ie, not sunburst). Later 60s reverse body models are also highly prized (again, especially in custom colours. The 1976-1979 (bicentennial) reissues are also rapidly increasing in price. All three of these issues were produced in relatively small numbers. Post 1987 Thunderbirds are comparitively common, and whilst of little interest to collectors are still highly regarded work horses in rock bands wordwide.

1964 Gibson Thunderbird II

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98104, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$10950

1964 Gibson Thunderbird IIThese basses not only look incredible, but also have an amazing, unique tone! All original and in very good shape with normal cosmetic wear. The neck is slim, making it easy to get around quickly and plays effortlessly across the entire fretboard. This bass has a lively, snappy feel and the old growth wood provides a wonderful natural resonance and sustain. The single humbucking pickup has a strong output and is smooth and thumpy while still retaining the openness, ... more

1987 Gibson Bass IV electric bass NATURAL MAHOGANY rare thunderbird pickups

COVINGTON, KENTUCKY, 41011, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1099

RARE 1987 Gibson Bass IV electric solid body bass in a sharp NATURAL MAHOGANY FINISH - in all original very very good condition, with original blue lined Gibson hardshell case, serial number 81337511. This rare Bass IV is a really really cool vintage Gibson bass - and though it has not gotten a great deal of press, is a super cool and pro player with a great sound. Features twin pickups - same pickups found on Gibson's Thunderbird Bass - as well as an ebony fingerboard, black hardware, offset ... more

Vintage Gibson Bass Bridge Parts EB-0 EB-3 EB-4L Thunderbird Ripper RD

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, 85003, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $73

Bridge shows normal signs of age, is slightly oxidized and will look right on your vintage Gibson Bass only what is pictured is included We offer vintage, collectible and rare musical instruments as well as original parts to help restore them. As players / collectors ourselves we do our best to preserve great music by providing the instruments and parts for the instruments that make that happen! Let us know what you are currently playing, looking to play or restore! http: / / stores ebay com / ... more

1980s Gibson Thunderbird Bass Bridge

BAY CITY, MICHIGAN, 48706, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$40

1980s Gibson Thunderbird Bass Bridge and Mounting Screws check pictures over no returns bridge is broke in half maybe it can be fixed goes together mounting screws are in good condition Free Shipping Lower 48 Only Thanks for Looking ... more

Fender Bass American Vintage ‘62 with ‘65 Gibson EB-0 & Lull Thunderbird Pickups

LONDON, E149DF, UNITED KINGDOM

£1775

*Selling my dearest and most beloved gear to fund my dream vintage guitar- check my other listings!!* PRICE REDUCTION TO SELL! For sale my all time favourite and most beloved bass, the Fender '65 PbirdEB0 as I affectionately call this amazing bass guitar given the years and configuration of the pick ups. Strap and Case are not included but are available upon request I have another listing of a Fender Jazzbass done in the same concept with a Hofner, Precision and Jazz bass pick ups, so please ... more

1987 GIBSON BASS IV - made in USA - THUNDERBIRD PICKUPS

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£850

1987 GIBSON BASS IV - made in USA : * the black painted part of the body was cut off before by some moron and replaced with 2 pieces of ash = check pic 5 * pearl white finish is very worn * Thunderbird pickups * black Schaller hardware * ebony fingerboard, frets are fine * the truss rod nut is tightened to the max and neck is leaning slightly forward around the first 3 frets = action is therefore medium high and definetly NOT super low * SOLD AS IS - NO RETURNS... more

1965 GIBSON THUNDERBIRD BASS BRIDGE COVER USA

COLOGNE, GERMANY

C $367

1965 GIBSON THUNDERBIRD BASS BRIDGE COVER USA : * chrome version * has scratches Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen § 1 Allgemeines1. Für die Geschäftsbeziehungen zwischen der Firma music-outlet-shop und dem Kunden gelten die nachfolgenden allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen in ihrer jeweils gültigen Fassung. Abweichende Geschäftsbedingungen des Kunden gelten nicht 2. Sämtliche Angebote, unabhängig davon, ob sie telefonisch, per Telefax, Internet, E-Mail oder in sonstiger Weise erteilt ... more

Bass Made in USA Gibson 1964 Thunderbird II "Jacaranda" Reverse -Sunburst-

TOKYO, JAPAN

$9209

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. First come First served     Buy Now    Bass Made in USA Gibson 1964 Thunderbird II "Jacaranda" Reverse -Sunburst- Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. We are "Far East Man" in music instruments store in Japan We pack the guitar very carefully with air cushion, bubble wrap and cardboard box, and we have experienced many international shipping  Please feel free to contact us if you need any ... more

Gibson 1966 Thunderbird Ⅱ Non-Reverse

TOKYO, JAPAN

$8065

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. First come First served     Buy Now    Gibson 1966 Thunderbird Ⅱ Non-Reverse Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. We are "Far East Man" in music instruments store in Japan We pack the guitar very carefully with air cushion, bubble wrap and cardboard box, and we have experienced many international shipping  Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. If you care about... more

Gibson 1976 Thunderbird Bicentennial Edition

TOKYO, JAPAN

$5165

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. First come First served     Buy Now    Gibson 1976 Thunderbird Bicentennial Edition Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. We are "Far East Man" in music instruments store in Japan We pack the guitar very carefully with air cushion, bubble wrap and cardboard box, and we have experienced many international shipping  Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. If you care ... more

Gibson Thunderbird IV 1979 Vintage Electric Bass,

TOKYO, 95125, JAPAN

$3031

Gibson Thunderbird IV 1979 Vintage Electric Bass / Nice Condition It has marks from a neck repair. This has some holes from the previous strap pin location, This has some scratch marks, dents. Some parts have signs of wear, dullness, etc. The item is working Electric: Excellent Made inUSA Year of production:1979 Body:Mahogany Fingerboard:Ebony Fret Number:20 String Configuration:4 Neck Scale:Long Neck Joint:Neck-Thru-Body Inlay:(Fingerboard) Dot Pickup:Passive Pickup Configuration:HH Body ... more

Gibson Thunderbird IV 1979 Vintage Electric Bass, f9285

-, JAPAN

$2999

Gibson Thunderbird IV 1979 Vintage Electric Bass Condition : B / Good Condition!!! It has marks from a neck repair. There are some holes from the previous strap pin location, There are some scratches, dents. Some parts have signs of wear, dullness, etc. There is no problem in performance!! Electric System: Great! Made inUSA Year of Manufacture:1979 Body:Mahogany Fingerboard:Ebony Number of Frets:20 String Configuration:4 Neck Scale:Long Neck Joint:Neck-Thru-Body Inlay:(Fingerboard) Dot ... more

Gibson Thunderbird IV 1989 Used Electric Bass Mahogany Body From Japan F / S

TOKYO, JAPAN

$1376

>> --> >> --> Description >> --> Gibson Thunderbird IV 1989 Used Electric Bass Mahogany Body From Japan F / S Thunderbird manufactured in 1989. We are being used. Mahogany wing body, through structure mahogany neck / ebony fingerboard Equipped with original pickup. It is an individual manufactured in 1989. Changing strap pin position, paint peeling was seen on the whole Gatsuri Incorporated individuals. Fret is about 60% of the remaining amount, leaving left and right the truss rod's margin ... more

Gibson Thunderbird Ⅳ 1989 Electric Bass Guitar (Used)

YOKOHAMA, KANAGAWA, JAPAN

$1065

Template CPHBLK2 Descriptions w / Original Hard CaseMade in 1989Original PickupThrough neckStrap pin place was exchanged Paint peeling on the whole Frets : about 60% leftRod : adjustableNeck : slightly warping on high positions (no sound clogging)Bridge parts have cracking and chipping, but no problem to use There are variations in the height of the saddle of each string in the standard state and the height of the strings of the 2nd and 3rd string are higher than the 1st string 4strings so that... more

Gibson Thunderbird 4 1989 Free Shipping

OSAKA JAPAN, JAPAN

$1054

Spring Sale Comes here ! We will give new D'Addario strings for free to All Purchasers!! And We adjust the instrument to best condition before shipping. (Normally $45 service is free) Please suggest me your Best Offer by using the !! Gibson Thunderbird 4 1989 Used State: B: it must be repaired by the intended use Accessories: Original Hard Case [International Buyers - Please Note:] Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the ... more