Gibson Thunderbird IV Reissue 1979 Black

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $2,500$3,500

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. In 1976, Gibson reissued the original Thunderbird IV. Production on this reissue lasted until 1979. 

Body Style: 
Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: 
Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Two humbucker pickups, 34-inch scale length, dot inlays, three control knobs

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

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