Gibson didn't make this Thunderbird II model, at least not with the reverse body shape and neck-thru-body construction, for more than a couple years and they remain one of the most distinctive basses of the '60s. Along with being cool looking, this one sounds great and while it's missing both the bridge and pickup covers, it is also missing the problem that's plagued so many Thunderbird basses, the crack at the headstock. Except for the lack of covers this example is quite original, it has late 1963 pot codes and original pickup and wiring, plus original tuners, bridge and pickguard. As you can see the pickguard is shrinking, as it is on virtually all of these Thunderbird models, but there are no cracks in the body or neck and the original case is included. A rare find in vintage Gibson basses.

stock no. 59341

ModelThunderbird II
Nut width1 1/2"
Scale length34"
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialMahogany
Body woodMahogany
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No160059
Weight8.74 lbs.