Gibson Thunderbird II Cherry 1966

As the companion to the Firebird II guitar, the Thunderbird bass saw some changes with its body design during its initial production run. Originally, the Thunderbird's body was "reversed" with its lower horn sticking out further than its top horn. In 1965, the body was switched to a "non-reversed" configuration. The Thunderbird II had a single humbucker pickup and a 34-inch scale length. 

Years of Production: 
1963 - 1969

Body Style: 
Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: 
Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Humbucker pickup, 34-inch scale length, dot inlays, two control knobs

Finish Specifications: Cherry would have been a custom order for the Thunderbird which enhances the value. 

Notable Thunderbird Players: John Entwistle, William Murderface, Nikki Sixx

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