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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 Vintage Bass Guitar John Entwistle Signed w / Case

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$9799

Up for sale, a 1964 Gibson Thunderbird II, signed by John Entwistle and in perfect working order. As Gibson's first long scale bass and a companion to the Firebird line of instruments, this Thunderbird mirrors its Firebird brethren in both its exceedingly short late 1963-mid 1965 production run and particularly small production totals. With a radical body shape and visually impactful appointments, the Thunderbird was designed by Ray Dietrich, a Detroit auto designer who was coaxed out fo ... more

1965 Gibson Thunderbird IV Vintage Bass Guitar Non Reverse Body w / Case

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$7499

Up for sale, a 1965 Gibson Thunderbird IV in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Following suit with the Firebird models, the Thunderbird was reengineered and reintroduced with a non-reverse body in the Summer of 1965, and this is one of the first production examples. While the reverse body Thunderbirds are known for their short production run and particularly small production totals, the non-reverse body examples like the bass seen here are even rarer. Easily one of the least seen... more

Gibson Thunderbird Bass IV 2013 Sunburst w / Case

ROTHSCHILD, WISCONSIN, 54474, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $1448

Pre-owned In Mint ConditionGibson Thunderbird Bass IV 2013 Sunburst w / Case *Bridge has been upgraded, but sale will also include original bridge * Body: Mhgy Wings, Original Reverse Body Style Neck / Fingerboard: 9-Ply Mhgy and Wlnt Neck Through Body, Rswd Fretboard, 34" Scale Length Hardware / Electronics: Black Chrome Hardware, Schaller Tuners, TB Plus Ceramic Magnet Humbuckers Cosmetic Condition: This guitar is in excellent condition. Playability: The neck is very straight and the action is... 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 $45

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

1969 EPIPHONE by GIBSON EMBASSY DELUXE BASS - made in USA - THUNDERBIRD SOUND

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£2250

1969 Epiphone by Gibson Embassy Deluxe Bass - made in USA: mahogany body finished in wine red, has lots of weather checking and wear, several extra screw holes on back mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, LONG SCALE, has 4 minor SURFACE stress cracks below tuners new Fender Reissue tuners 1 original pickup & 1 newer Fender Jazz bass single coil new pickguard new pots and knobs low action plays & sounds awesome !... more

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

LONDON, E149DF, UNITED KINGDOM

£1875

* Fender Bass American Vintage ‘62 with ‘65 Gibson EB-0 & Lull Thunderbird Pickups* 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 check it out! I am selling as collection ... more

1987 GIBSON BASS IV - made in USA - THUNDERBIRD PICKUPS

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£799

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

1987 GIBSON BASS IV - made in USA - THUNDERBIRD PICKUPS

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£799

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 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