Gibson Bass Guitars

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About Gibson Bass Guitars

The Gibson bass guitar range contains some brand classics such as the Thunderbird as well as bass versions of certain guitar designs including the Les Paul, SG and RD models. Gibson basses are versatile in design whilst generally opting for Gibson's traditional Mahogany body and neck with set-neck or through-neck construction.

Gibson basses offer a distinctly different set of tones and playing feels to the usual bolt-on models. By using humbucking pickups and thick, resonant mahogany, the trademark Gibson bass tone is large, powerful and thick - perfect for rock and other more aggressive styles! Famous players of Gibson basses include Nikki Sixx, Jack Bruce, Krist Novoselic and Kim Gordon.

At guitarguitar, we know bassists are as discerning as guitarists and we want them to walk away with the bass guitar they want, not the bass that happens to be available. To that end, we have a huge amount of bass guitars in stock to choose from, including a large selection of Gibson basses. We are one of a very small handful of authorised Gibson dealers in the UK and we aim to put as many Gibson basses on our walls as possible. Visit guitarguitar for the best range of Gibson basses in the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions about Gibson Bass Guitars

Gibson make their solid-body basses in Nashville and their semi-hollow basses in Memphis. All Gibson instruments are made in the USA.
The most consistently popular Gibson bass is the Thunderbird. It is perhaps Gibson's most iconic bass guitar design.
Unusually, Gibson offer two distinct scale lengths, depending on the model. Basses including the RD and the Thunderbird keep a 'regular' scale length of 34" whilst other models such as the SG and the Les Paul bass have a shorter scale of 30.5".