Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro
Epiphone Thunderbird bass
Epiphone Thunderbird IV Reverse Bass
The Epiphone Thunderbird IV Reverse Bass is Epiphone’s most distinctive bass. The Thunderbird features the classic "reverse" body styling and dual humbuckers just like the Gibson originals! The Thunderbird IV features an alder body and a 34” scale bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and dot inlays, and warm and phat dual humbucking pickups. The Goth version of the Thunderbird sports a mahogany body with a black finish and a maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and a special inlay on the 12th fret and a special pickguard with a Celtic cross design. It is equipped with dual humbuckers as well.
The Thunderbird Bass, first issued from the legendary Kalamazoo factory in 1963, was for a time the only bass available from Gibson or Epiphone. But really, what else could you need? The Thunderbird’s unique “reversed” zig-zag body design and equally distinct headstock was the brainchild of legendary automotive designer and visionary Ray Dietrich who was enlisted by the Kalamazoo factory to bolster the electric guitar line and help solidify the factory’s eminent rank among solidbody electric guitar manufacturers. The Thunderbird bass was quickly embraced by rock and rollers in the States, the UK, and Europe and today, is still the ultimate rock and roll low-end machine. Building upon the long-term success of the classic Thunderbird, Epiphone introduces the Thunderbird™ IV.