1976 Gibson Thunderbird Bicentennial Bass in Natural
The Thunderbird IV was reissued in 1976 as a bicentennial edition. This reissue featured the original body shape and neck-through construction but unlike the previous issues, the bicentennial edition included the new "3-point" bridge and a red, white, and blue thunderbird logo. The bass was offered in tobacco burst, ebony, white, or natural finish. After the bicentennial, the Thunderbird was continued as a regular production model until 1979, when it was discontinued once again.
Notice the very common mod of moving the strap button to the back for safety. Does not have pickup or bridge covered, everyone took them off and ultimately lost them.
Here we have a wonderful example in Natural, complete with warranty cards and original receipt ! Don't you love that the original owner traded in a Jazz Bass for it? Ballsy. Deep Thunderous tones, ala Allen Woody. Fairly thin and very playable neck.
Throwback to a Patriotic time, which we could all use right now.
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