A Rock Classic Returns
The Thunderbird IV was first introduced in 1963 and instantly became one of rock’s most recognizable bass guitar designs. For almost five decades, the Thunderbird has powered artists as varied as Nikki Sixx, The Who, Kings of Leon, Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steely Dan and The Silversun Pickups. Turn on your radio and you’ll hear a Thunderbird bass. Now, Epiphone takes all the vintage mojo of the original Thunderbird IV and sends it flying into the future with Gibson TB Plus™ humbuckers with ceramic magnets and all the ’Bird’s original styling and features intact.
The Thunderbird IV was one of the most radical designs to come out of the Gibson and Epiphone Kalamazoo factory in the early ’60s, thanks to legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich, who was asked to put a new twist on solidbody guitars and basses. The sound of the Thunderbird IV was as cutting edge as its design and now the Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO returns with all of Epiphone’s first-class quality and a lifetime guarantee, but without the hassles of owning (or hiding) a vintage instrument.
- Gibson TB Plus™ humbuckers
- Historic 60’s era Thunderbird profile
- Classic 3-point adjustable bridge
Body: Mahogany Body Wings
Neck: 7-ply Mahogany/Walnut
Neck Profile: 1960s rounded bass profile
Neck Joint: Through-neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood with Pearloid dot inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 20-medium jumbo, nickel/silver alloy
Scale Length: 34"
Nut Width: 1.50"
Neck Pickup: Gibson TB Plus™ humbuckers
Bridge Pickup: Gibson TB Plus™ humbuckers
Bridge: Classic style 3-point adjustable Flush-Mount, fully adjustable
Controls: Neck Volume; Bridge Volume; Master Tone
Tuners: Black die-cast 17:1 ratio
Control Knobs: Black TopHats with chrome metal inserts
Typical Weight (+/- 5%): 8.7 lbs