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Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage PRO Electric Bass Guitar


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A faithful re-creation of the classic Thunderbird bass introduced in the early '60s: the Epiphone: Thunderbird Vintage PRO Electric Bass Guitar.

Epiphone is proud to introduce the Thunderbird Vintage PRO Bass, which offers a ultra-accurate re-creation of the classic bass that debuted back in 1963. Holding down the low-end on hit tracks from legendary rock bands including The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Cheap Trick, the Thunderbird Vintage PRO gives bassists the opportunity to get their hands on an old-school-style bass without the massive vintage price tag.

Featuring the instantly-recognizable body designed in the early '60s by world-renowned automotive designer Ray Dietrich, the Thunderbird Vintage PRO features mahogany body wings and a 7-ply mahogany/walnut laminate through-body neck for killer tone and sustain. For a classic feel, the 34"-scale neck is shaped into a 1960's rounded bass profile and topped with a 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets.

For pure vintage Thunderbird tone, the Thunderbird Vintage PRO comes loaded up with a pair of ProBucker Bass #760 humbuckers that are sure to deliver plenty of that legendary Thunderbird low end you crave. Inspired by the original Thunderbird pickups from the '60s, these ProBuckers sport 18% nickel covers, German manufactuered Elektrisola magnet wire, Alnico IV sand cast magnets, and braided coaxial lead wire. The pickups are also wax potted to combat microphonics. Capped with gold "Top Hat" knobs with chrome inserts, the controls include independent volume controls for each pickup and a Master Tone control.

As you'd expect, the Thunderbird Vintage PRO Bass comes equipped with accurate vintage-style nickel-plated hardware including open-gear tuners with historic "Clover" buttons and a '60s style Tune-O-Matic bridge with a Claw tailpiece. Futher catering to the authentic vibe of this vintage-inspired bass, the Thunderbird Vintage PRO boasts an array of period-correct adornments including pearloid dot fretboard inlays, a traditional Thunderbird headstock with a black truss rod cover featuring a '60s-era Epiphone gold silkscreened logo, and a 3-ply white/black pickguard with the original "Thunderbird" logo in black. Case not included.

Get your Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage PRO Electric Bass Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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Blown away!!!!!


from Brazil

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  • finish
  • great pickups
  • low action
  • no neck dive
  • powerfull sound


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      This instrument is really incredible. Super low action, perfect intonation and sustain for days!
      Powerful sound as only a thunderbird bass can provide.
      In addition, the finish is impeccable making this bass a wonderful piece. This one in Alpine White is my second because I had already bought one in Ebony.
      Highly recommended!

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      Number Of Frets 20
      Scale Length 34"
      Nut Width 1-1/2"
      Neck Shape 1960's Rounded Bass
      Fingerboard Radius 12"
      Body Style Thunderbird
      Neck Type Through-Neck
      Neck Wood 7-Ply Mahogany/Walnut Laminate
      Fingerboard Rosewood
      Body Wood Mahogany Wings
      Pickup Configuration H-H
      Bridge Pickup Epiphone ProBucker™ Bass #760 Humbucker
      Neck Pickup Epiphone ProBucker™ Bass #760 Humbucker
      Bridge Type 1960's TB-Bass Adjustable Tune-O-Matic with 1960's "Claw" Tailpiece
      Tuning Machines Open-Gear Bass with Historic "Clover" Buttons; 17:1 Ratio
      Orientation Right-Handed
      Case/Bag Included No
      Series Bass
      Model Thunderbird Vintage PRO
      Warranty Info:

      The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.