Epiphone Thunderbird™ IV Bass in Vintage Sunburst Model EBTBVSBH Bass Guitar.
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.
The Thunderbird-IV features Epiphone’s new Thunderbird humbucker which have proven to be one of the most versatile pickups for bassists on stage and in the studio.
Epiphone hardware is the envy of the industry and the Thunderbird Pro features premium die-cast 17:1 bass machine heads, a 3 point full adjustable bridge, full function volume knobs and a master tone knob using full-size 500K O potentiometers, black hardware and a vintage style white pickguard with classic Thunderbird logo.
The Thunderbird-IV features mahogany body wings and a solid, bolt-on hard maple neck for amazing sustain and tone. The Thunderbird’s SlimTaper™ profile neck has a 34” scale length and a fingerboard with a 12” radius and 20 medium jumbo nickel/silver alloy frets. The nut width is 1.73” for great string spacing and the body is finished in beautiful Vintage Sunburst (VS).
Like all Epiphone instruments, the Thunderbird-IV comes with Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 customer service. Visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer at Riverside Music today and get back to a new future soar with a Thunderbird IV from our bass collection.