Gibson Thunderbird Electric Bass Guitar

Gibson Thunderbird Electric Bass Guitar

It’s somehow fitting that before July 4th I find this unique declaration of rock independence, a Gibson Thunderbird Electric Bass Guitar. She’s an American girl, made in 1979. Seller says she’s all original and a “bit beat up but in great condition for a 35 year old bass.” Translated, I think that means she’s been played hard and shows it but is still game for more. Seller invites questions so feel free to do fire away….

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Gibson Thunderbird 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

Gibson Thunderbird 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

Here’s a lady to bring some funk to your junk, a Gibson Thunderbird 5-String Electric Bass. Gibson makes some adventurous-looking instruments and the Thunderbird is no exception. Seller says she sounds as good as she looks. She definitely has been played, which is always a good sign. There’s a small finish wear spot above her neck pickup and some fairly modest buckle swirls on her back. Not rashes, just the signs of her player making her soar. And…

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Gibson Thunderbird II Electric Bass Guitar—allegedly played by Entwistle and Guigsy

Gibson Thunderbird II Electric Bass Guitar—allegedly played by Entwistle and Guigsy

This 1968 Gibson Thunderbird II Electric Bass Guitar is cool in its own right. Once you add its pedigree, yowza! See, seller says this bass wasn’t owned by just one well-known musician, but two. This non-reversed Thunderbird first belonged to the late, great John Entwistle of the Who. When John passed on, so did the bass—it was bought by Guigsy of Oasis and, seller says, owned by him for years. It comes with the original case with…

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