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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

1964 Gibson Thunderbird Tuning Keys

BAY CITY, MICHIGAN, 48706, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$225

1964 gibson thunderbird tuning keys shows some ware for being 56 years old but function good no bushing or screws check pictures over real good part of the description free shipping lower only or global shipping only thanks for looking ... more

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

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, 85003, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $106

Bridge shows normal signs of age, is slightly oxidized and will look right on your vintage Gibson Bass be sure to check the posted measurements to make sure this fits your 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 ... 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

$279

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

Gibson 1976 Thunderbird Bicentennial Edition from Japan

OSAKA JAPAN, JAPAN

$3847

Gibson 1976 Thunderbird Bicentennial Edition Used Color: Black Overall this is in very good condition. Several minor scratch / mark can be seen. Fret shows 70-80% remains. Neck condition is also good. Production year: 1976 Strings: 4-string Pickup: Passive Pickup configuration: 2 humbucker type Body material: Mahogany Finger plate material: Rosewood The neck joint: through neck Accessories: Hard Case [International Buyers - Please Note:] Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the ... more

Gibson Thunderbird Bicentennial 1976 / 77 Electric Bass Guitar (Used)

YOKOHAMA, KANAGAWA, JAPAN

$3221

Template CPHBLK2 Descriptions Through neckw / non original Hard CaseMany scratches and damages Broken neck history Screws were exchanged Strap pin was exchanged and the place was moved Original bridge is installed, but under the bridge, screws mark left when replaced Pot date : 1976Made in 1977, according to the Serial Long neck scalePassive pu-Product rank (B ):There are scratches, rusts, & dents. But, no problems for normal use Operation check, cleaning processed. Payment WE ACCEPT "PAYPAL" ... more

Gibson Thunderbird Bicentennial 1970's Electric Bass

TOKYO, 95125, JAPAN

$2863

Gibson Thunderbird Bicentennial 1970's Electric Bass / Nice Condition This guitar is in very good condition considering that it is vintage. 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:1976-1977 Body:Mahogany Fret Number:20 String Configuration:4 Neck Scale:Long Neck Joint:Neck-Thru-Body ... more

Gibson Thunderbird Bicentennial 1970's Electric Bass a9321

-, JAPAN

$2793

The malicious copy-cat site "japanproduct" and "trh-universe" "link-japan-store" have absolutely no affiliation with our company "fun-japanproduct " . Please check the seller ID before purchasing items, and be aware of their falsely sales. Gibson Thunderbird Bicentennial 1970's Electric Bass Condition : B / Good Condition!!! This guitar is in very good condition considering that it is vintage. It has marks from a neck repair. There are some holes from the previous strap pin location. There ... more