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 Post subject: 2018 Gibson Thunderbird Bass - Ebony Lefty
PostPosted: May 20th, 2018, 8:36 pm 
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Gibson Thunderbird Bass 2018 Ebony Lefty

You know the drill on these. Gibson filed for bankruptcy and who knows if these will ever be made lefty and the future of the company. Here's your chance to snag one in minty condition. I recently upgrade the tuners to HipShot UltraLite's because the stock Gotoh tuners were not very good. Time to thin the herd again.....

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* Very Limited Run for 2018 and SOLD OUT everywhere
Body and neck: mahogany
Neck profile: rounded
Fretboard: rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
Scale: 34”
Frets: 20
Nut width: 38 mm (1.50")
Nut: TekToid
Tuners: "Upgraded" to new HipShot Ultralite. Stock Gotoh removed.
Bridge: 3-point full contact Babicz bridge
Pickups: Rhythm T-Bird (neck) and Lead T-Bird (bridge)
Colour: Ebony Black
Pickguard: Custom Black and stock White inc.
Incl. Gibson T-Bird Fitted Case
Made in the USA

Pics are of the actual bass. I was going to hold onto it for a while but have to fund a amp. The case is heavy like the old cases used to be. Its a killer fitted case. This is going to cost a bit to ship due to the weight and the case is oversized 54" long.

Leftybassist members: Price is listed on Reverb listing ($1350 plus shipping). PM me if you're interested.

https://reverb.com/item/12274357-gibson ... anded-bass


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Gibson Thunderbird Bass - Ebony Lefty
PostPosted: May 20th, 2018, 9:18 pm 
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No doubt, a great looking bass... but, what's with the four-bolt pattern on the back of the head-stock below the serial number?

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Gibson Thunderbird Bass - Ebony Lefty
PostPosted: May 20th, 2018, 10:57 pm 
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I don't know why that's there. It's factory. I think Paulo's red one has it too. Paulo can confirm maybe but regardless, you really don't even see it.

Edit: It's on all the Thunderbirds. It says "Made in USA 2018 Model" but some are faint as the paint goes over the faint stamp because it's so thick. Here's some other 2018's.


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PostPosted: May 21st, 2018, 3:50 am 
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I dig the carbon look pickguard 8-)

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PostPosted: May 21st, 2018, 8:52 am 
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Stunning. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Gibson Thunderbird Bass - Ebony Lefty
PostPosted: May 21st, 2018, 12:12 pm 
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Wow, an amazing looking bass!


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Gibson Thunderbird Bass - Ebony Lefty
PostPosted: May 21st, 2018, 12:23 pm 
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gravesbass wrote:
I don't know why that's there. It's factory. I think Paulo's red one has it too. Paulo can confirm maybe but regardless, you really don't even see it.

Yup, mine also has the serial number and model year in the back.
With all the paint on top it's hard to read but it's there!
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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Gibson Thunderbird Bass - Ebony Lefty
PostPosted: May 21st, 2018, 1:13 pm 
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Just lowered price a little. Going to get aggressive here on the sale shortly. If your interested PM me an offer. My amp arrived this week.

EDIT: Andrew, please move to SOLD.. thx


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