Gibson Non-Reverse Thunderbird Electric Bass (with Case)

First released in 1965, the Non-Reverse Thunderbird is a unique offering from Gibson that features Hipshot Ultralite tuners and Thunderbird humbuckers.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Thunderbird humbucking pickups Warm, balanced sound with lots of low end
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain

Ever since it was first released back in 1965, the Non-Reverse Thunderbird has been THE choice for forward-looking bassists who want to make their own path and steadfastly refuse to follow the crowd. The Non-Reverse Thunderbird's distinctive styling and huge, thunderous tone make it a standout on stage and in the studio.

Now you have the opportunity to make one of these relatively rare 'birds your own with the release of the new Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird. Equipped with a Non-Reverse mahogany body and mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard and 20 medium jumbo frets, each of the two Thunderbird pickups has a volume control, allowing you to use them separately, or to blend them in any amount you prefer. A master tone control rounds out the simple yet highly effective control layout. The three-ply white pickguard features the iconic Thunderbird graphic. The Non-Reverse Thunderbird is equipped with a Graph Tech nut. A 3-point adjustable bridge provides a full range of adjustment for action and intonation, while Hipshot Ultralite tuning machines hold down the strings at the other end and deliver accurate and stable tuning while keeping headstock weight low to improve balance.
Available in Inverness Green, Faded Pelham Blue, and Sparkling Burgundy, a hardshell case is included.

Body Shape: Non-Reverse Thunderbird
Material: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Profile: Rounded
Nut Width: 1.6" / 40.64mm
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Scale Length: 34" / 863.6mm
Number of Frets: 20
Nut: Graph Tech
Inlay: Acrylic Dot
Bridge: 3-Point Adjustable
Knobs: Black Top Hat with Silver inserts
Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite
Plating: Chrome
Neck Pickup: Thunderbird Rhythm
Bridge Pickup: Thunderbird Lead
Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Master Tone
Case: Hardshell Case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Pelham Blue
Shipping Weight: 30.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 55 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BANT00FPCH1
Inverness Green
Shipping Weight: 31.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 56 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BANT00IGCH1
Scratch and Dent, Inverness Green
Shipping Weight: 31.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 56 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BANT00IGCH1
Sparkling Burgundy
Shipping Weight: 29.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 55 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BANT00VNCH1

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted August 20, 2023 by Chris Ray

"Amazing bass"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The non reverse thunderbird from the new modern series gibson usa. What a cool looking bass to say first. The craftsmanship and materials used are what you would expect from a u.s.a. made product. I got the faded Pelham blue color. It is a very beautiful color and I know after some time it will come to a green hue from the aging process of the nitro which will look so awesome. The feel is great and reasuring in longevity. Very resonate high grade mahogany with thin nitro finish. Couple that with premium hardware and you get the bones of pure greatness. The pickups sound amazing also. I do not care for active electronics. They are all good until you need to change a battery or forget about a battery. I will go to passive basses first and a thunderbird will always be a prime contender against actives in power. You can get any tone you want with how you set up your bass to your playing preferences and use your pots not just go 10 10 10. I like more neck with a little of bridge and tone around 8. Great sounding bass clean and with distortion. The neck shape is what I was hoping for, a nice round comfy in the hand shape. It isn't a whimpy jazz bass shape(i love my jazz basses).Feels full comfy and awesome with no fatigue. The original 60s design has the knobs inline so I swapped the tone and jack. The case is nice and should keep the bass protected.Glad I was able to get this sweet usa made bass because of zZounds and the awesome payment options and they even gave me a discount! read more

Musical Background:
Gigged in Texas and Louisiana 5yrs

Musical Style:
Rock, metal, funk, jazz, soul, surf, rap. Whatever I like but not country and mostly metal.
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