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Epiphone Thunderbird ’64: A Tribute to the Iconic Gibson Legacy

Epiphone Thunderbird '64- A Tribute to the Iconic Gibson Legacy
Epiphone Thunderbird '64. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Gibson Thunderbird's revolutionary debut and design by Ray Dietrich

These Epiphone ’64 Thunderbird bass models are perfect for any bassists that want classic Gibson-styling, without the made-in-the-USA price tag. They follow on from the two Epiphone Firebird releases in conjunction with Gibson Custom Shop.  However, these are significantly more affordable. 

Epiphone Thunderbird ’64

The Epiphone ’64 Thunderbird is the sub-$1000 version of the popular Gibson Thunderbird bass.

When the name Thunderbird Bass comes to mind, what leaps forward? Is it the iconic shape crafted by the legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich? Perhaps it’s the innovative sustain-boosting nine-ply neck-through-body construction or the powerful, rich low-end tones delivered by dual bass humbucker pickups? Or maybe it’s the classic, auto-inspired custom colors that catch your eye? Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Gibson Thunderbird’s revolutionary debut, Epiphone proudly presents the Thunderbird ’64.

Epiphone Thuanderbird'64 Bass Ember Red
Epiphone Thunderbird ’64 Bass Ember Red

Affordable Style

Drawing inspiration from the vintage Gibson T-Bird basses of the golden era, the Thunderbird ’64 encapsulates all the hallmark features that cemented the original models as iconic.

From the robust nine-ply mahogany and walnut neck-through-body construction to the unmistakable hot-stamped Thunderbird logo adorning the three-ply pickguard, it’s a masterclass in vintage allure. Just at a more wallet-friendly price point. The Indian Laurel fretboard fitted with 20 medium jumbo frets will help keep the cost down, compared to the original rosewood fretboard.

Epiphone Thunderbird'64 Bass Inverness Green
Epiphone Thunderbird ’64 Bass Inverness Green

ProBucker 760 Bass

Powered by a duo of ProBucker 760 Bass humbucker pickups and fine-tuned with CTS potentiometers. It boasts modern enhancements such as a Graph Tech nut and Clover-button tuners with a 19:1 gear ratio for solid tuning stability.

Epiphone Thunderbird'64 Bass Silver Mist
Epiphone Thunderbird ’64 Bass Silver Mist


Available in Ember Red, Silver Mist, and Inverness Green finishes. The price also includes a premium gig bag.

MSRP – $849/£849/€949

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