Vintage 1976 Gibson Thunderbird 76 Electric Bass Guitar Natural Finish


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What makes this bass special:  100% original, super clean bass that was just recently acquired from the original owner who absolutely babied it.  The Thunderbird pickguard logo is still very strong & vibrant with no fading whatsoever.  Killer tone & feel with perfect action.  Professionally set up Cream City Music, so it plays & sounds dynamite!

Cosmetic Condition:  Superb condition & very clean for being nearly 40 years old.  There are various minor nicks & dings throughout the bass along with a few small chips in the headstock, but overall it's in great shape.  Light surface scratches & very mild buckle rash.

Neck:  Super skinny mahogany/walnut laminate neck with cream side-dots.  Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays.  Frets are in great shape with no real wear.  Open-gear, reverse tuners are in perfect working condition.  1 1/2" nut width; 34" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod is in perfect working condition.

Body:  Neck-thru body design with solid mahogany wings.  Three-point, top-loading bridge with adjustable saddles & original cover.  3-ply white pickguard with blue & red Thunderbird 76 logo.  The guard is in great shape with no cracks.  Bass weighs 9 lbs 6.8 oz.

Pickups:  Dual humbuckers with chrome covers.  Dual volume & master tone controls with gold "top hat" knobs.  Pots date to '76.  All electronics are in perfect working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.  Thunderbird is spray painted in white on the outside of the case.