Gibson's most recognizable bass helps celebrate 120 years of awesome.
The Gibson Thunderbird IV bass joined Gibson's distinguished lineup shortly after its introduction in 1963. The Thunderbirdâ??s unique â??reversedâ? zig-zag body design and equally distinct headstock was the brainchild of legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich, enlisted by Gibson to bolster the guitar lines of the early â??60s and help solidify the companyâ??s eminent rank among solidbody electric guitar manufacturers.Todayâ??s Thunderbird IVâ??with its huge, thunderous soundâ??is still a benchmark of innovation, functionality, and style, and continues to symbolize Gibsonâ??s drive to achieve creative excellence.
The 2014 model features solid mahogany body and wings, 9-ply multi laminate mahogany/walnut neck, rosewood fingerboard with the extra-special 120th anniversary banner on the 12th fret, max grip speed knobs, extra large strap button, graph tech nut, 34" scale, T-Bird Plus pickups, black chrome hardware and 3-point adjustable bridge.