Epiphone Thunderbird Guitars

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About the Epiphone Thunderbird

The Epiphone Thunderbird bass guitar is based directly on the Gibson Thunderbird. It is a bass version of the classic Firebird guitar. The most popular model is the Epiphone Thunderbird IV. This is a double humbucker model with through-neck construction and black hardware.

Frequently Asked Questions about Epiphone Thunderbird Guitars

Question: Is the Epiphone Thunderbird bigger than a normal bass?
It is. Although the scale length is the same as most basses, the headstock and body are both long compared with standard bass models.
Question: What is the scale length of the Epiphone Thunderbird?
The Epiphone Thunderbird has a scale length of 34" which is more or less a universal standard for basses.
Question: Why does the Epiphone Thunderbird have a 'IV' in its name?
The Epiphone Thunderbird IV model is based closely on the Gibson Thunderbird IV. That bass received the 'IV' in the title due to it being the 4th version of the Thunderbird to be released, which was back in 1976. This version has proven to be the most popular edition of the bass so that is the model Epiphone chose for their bass.