Epiphone Thunderbird IV Electric BassEpiphone
The Thunderbird Bass, first issued from the legendary Kalamazoo factory in 1963, was for a time the only bass available from Gibson or Epiphone. But really, what else could you need? The Thunderbird’s unique “reversed” zig-zag body design and equally distinct headstock was the brainchild of legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich who was enlisted by the Kalamazoo factory to bolster the electric guitar line and help solidify the factory’s eminent rank among solidbody electric guitar manufacturers. The Thunderbird bass was quickly embraced by rock and rollers in the States, the UK, and Europe and today, is still the ultimate rock and roll low-end machine. Building upon the long-term success of the classic Thunderbird, Epiphone introduces the Thunderbird™ IV.
Condition: When this guitar came in from the factory, the authorized refurbisher couldn't find anything wrong with it. No repairs or modifications were made to the guitar - they simply gave it a set-up and left it alone. Guitar looks mint. Action at the 12th fret is currently set to 4/64" on both the bass and treble sides. Guitar plays great with this set-up and all electronics are in perfect working order. Back of the headstock is stamped "used" and original serial # has been replaced with a new one.
- 2018 model
- Weight = 7.8 lbs.
- Mahogany body
- Hard maple bolt-on neck with SlimTaper™ profile
- Epiphone® TB Plus bass humbucker pickup (neck)
- Epiphone® TB Plus bass humbucker pickup (bridge)
- 2 volume knobs, master tone knob
- FSC Certified blackwood fretboard w/ pearloid dot inlays
- 3-point fully adjustable bridge
- Premium 17:1 ratio die-cast tuners
- Black hardware
- 20 medium-jumbo frets
- 1.5" nut width
- 34" scale length
- Vintage Sunburst gloss finish