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Epiphone Thunderbird '64 Bass Ember Red

$849.00

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Vintage vibe meets modern playability in a iconic bass.

The Epiphone Thunderbird '64 bass brings back the iconic look and sound of the classic Thunderbird bass. With its distinctive shape created by legendary car designer Ray Dietrich and its sustain-enhancing neck-through-body construction, the Thunderbird '64 retains all the vintage vibe of the original Thunderbirds. This iconic bass has the distinctive and eye-catching Thunderbird body shape that vintage bassists know and love. Its sustain-enhancing neck-through-body construction provides excellent resonance for a full-bodied tone. This Thunderbird '64 retains vintage-accurate appointments like the three-ply pickguard with the hot-stamped Thunderbird logo, taking you back to the era of the original Thunderbirds. Where the Thunderbird '64 excels is in combining these vintage aesthetics with modern upgrades for rock-solid tuning and playability. The powerful ProBucket humbucker pickups deliver that deep, rich Thunderbird growl, while the Graph Tech nut and accurate Grover tuners keep your bass sounding pitch-perfect. Once you plug it in, you'll be amazed by the deep, rich tone from its powerful humbucker pickups, brought to life with top-notch CTS potentiometers.

Vintage Styling Harkens Back to the '60s Thunderbirds

From its distinctive, sustain-enhancing shape to details like the pickguard logo, the Thunderbird '64 bass brings you back to the 1960s era of Thunderbirds. Its body has that iconic and instantly recognizable silhouette that bassists have loved since the original Ray Dietrich-designed Thunderbirds. The three-ply pickguard sports the hot-stamped Thunderbird logo, just like the vintage models. With an assortment of color options based on classic cars from that era, you'll feel like you're back in the '60s grooving to the Thunderbird's smooth low end.

Neck-Through Construction Provides Excellent Sustain

Just like those vintage Thunderbirds, the Thunderbird '64 has a neck-through-body design for enhanced resonance and sustain. Its nine-ply neck is made of mahogany and walnut for a rich, full tone that sings. You'll notice how the notes bloom with excellent sustain. Chords ring out with clarity and single notes carry for days. The neck-through construction provides the foundation for the Thunderbird '64's excellent tonal qualities.

Powerful Pickups Bring the Thunder

To complete the vintage Thunderbird vibe, the Thunderbird '64 has a pair of ProBucket 760 Bass humbuckers. These pickups provide that excellent low-end punch and growling midrange that Thunderbirds are known for. You'll get deep lows that really bring the thunder when you dig in and pluck the strings. The midrange has that characteristic Gibson warmth, excellent for rock, blues and more. From smooth and round to aggressive when you need it, these pickups capture the essence of the Thunderbird tone.

Modern Upgrades Enhance Playability

While it retains the vintage Thunderbird vibe, the Thunderbird '64 does feature crucial modern upgrades for improved playability. The Graph Tech nut provides excellent string stability for accurate tuning and intonation. The bass stays in tune even during demanding playing. Grover tuners with a fast 19:1 gear ratio make tuning a breeze while keeping your strings locked in. The Thunderbird '64 gives you the sound and feel of a vintage bass, with modern refinements where it counts.

Specifications
Neck
  • Shape: Vintage Rounded
  • Wood: Multi-piece mahogany/walnut
  • Neck joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 34”
Pickups
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, master tone
Fretboard
  • Material: Indian laurel
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Nut material/width: GraphTech 1.5" (38mm)
Body
  • Body Type: Solidbody offset
  • Body wood: Multi-piece mahogany/walnut
  • Body finish: Gloss
Hardware
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Individual saddle
  • Tuning machines: Open-gear clover buttons
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right Handed

Features

  • 9-piece mahogany/walnut neck-through-body
  • Indian laurel fingerboard with 1960s D shape neck profile
  • ProBucker 760 bass humbuckers
  • Graph Tech nut and open-gear 19:1 tuners with clover buttons