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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Thunderbird Bicentennial Bass Black,1976


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The Gibson Thunderbird Bicentennial, as seen here, is a fairly rare bird. The Thunderbird Bicentennial Bass was built between 1976 and 1979 for a total production run of 1,855 units to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the US Declaration of Independence. In black or ‘ebony’, 91 were made in 1976 and a total of 411 over the entire run.

Highly distinctive, the Thunderbird Bicentennial is based on the 1963 Thunderbird ‘reverse’ models. However, it carries a newer three-point bridge and the pickguard has an engraved red, white and blue Thunderbird in sejant erect position with ‘1976’ below the bird.

This rare vintage bass is in very good condition, and almost all original – the pickup covers are accurate reproductions. It plays well as is; the frets are fairly low as the bass has been used as intended, and there is lighter than expected play wear to the finish, in terms of dings, scratches and finish oxidation. The original hardshell case is included.

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Price: $3,999.99 CAD
  • Model: Thunderbird Bicentennial
  • Year: 1976
  • Finish Ebony (Black)
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 00243017, built during 1976 by Gibson
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 18/09/2017

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 34in
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