1964 GibsonThunderbird II – Cardinal Red

It’s always a pleasure to receive a well-loved bass, but this 1964 Gibson Thunderbird II in its original Cardinal Red finish is just on another level! When an instrument is played repeatedly by the same player for years, unique wear patterns form that fit that player’s style, like the bass side thumb wear on this piece! Despite the wear, this bass still sports all of its original fittings, with a replaced 70s case that bears the old owner’s name.

Overall Condition: 6.5, heavy yet vibey wear throughout the bass


  • Finish Details: Cardinal Red, Original, Fair Condition, Heavy finish checking with some finish flaked off around edges of body, some buckle rash, circular wear around back strap button from an old strap
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany/Walnut Laminate
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Medium D
  • Weight: 8 lbs 14 oz
  • Scale Length: 34-3/8"
  • Pickup Readings: M: 7.58
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Fair Condition, heavy patina to all nickel parts
  • Nut Width: 1-1/2"
  • Includes: Later 70s Thunderbird Case with pink lining

Sku: G127


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