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Feel the thunder with Gibson's new Non-Reverse Thunderbird bass

Gibson's 2021 Non-Reverse Thunderbird bass
(Image credit: Gibson)

Gibson has added to its line of bass guitars with the new Non-Reverse Thunderbird.

This sweet-lookin' four-string features a Non-Reverse mahogany body and mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard and 20 medium jumbo frets.

Sounds on the bass come in the form of a pair of Thunderbird pickups, controlled by a master tone knob and individual volume knobs for each pickup – for individual adjustments or for blending with one another.

Other features on the Non-Reverse Thunderbird include a Graph Tech nut, 3-point adjustable bridge and Hipshot Ultralite tuning machines. The three-ply white pickguard with the unmistakable Thunderbird graphic, meanwhile, makes for a nice visual touch.

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Gibson's new Non-Reverse Thunderbird Bass in Inverness Green

Gibson's new Non-Reverse Thunderbird in Inverness Green (Image credit: Gibson)
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Gibson's Non-Reverse Thunderbird Bass in Faded Pelham Blue

Gibson's new Non-Reverse Thunderbird in Faded Pelham Blue (Image credit: Gibson)
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Gibson's new Non-Reverse Thunderbird in Sparkling Burgundy

Gibson's new Non-Reverse Thunderbird in Sparkling Burgundy (Image credit: Gibson)

The Gibson Non-Reverse Thunderbird bass is available now – in Inverness Green, Faded Pelham Blue and Sparkling Burgundy finishes, with a hardshell case included – for $1,799.

For more info, stop by Gibson.

Both Gibson and its umbrella brands have been bringing the heat in recent days, with Epiphone releasing its highly-anticipated Slash Collection, Kramer dazzling with its Custom Graphics Collection and Gibson itself teasing two stunning new Gibson Custom Shop models – the '58 Korina Explorer and '58 Korina Flying V.

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Gibson's new Non-Reverse Thunderbird in Sparkling Burgundy

Gibson's new Non-Reverse Thunderbird in Sparkling Burgundy (Image credit: Gibson)
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Gibson's new Non-Reverse Thunderbird Bass in Faded Pelham Blue

Gibson's new Non-Reverse Thunderbird in Faded Pelham Blue (Image credit: Gibson)
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at guitarworld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.