Nice… Gibson just announced the newest member in its Guitar Of The Week series, and its a beauty––the Thunderbird IV Zebra Wood Bass.
The guitar is of course a re-working of Gibson’s popular ’63 Thunderbird IV, though unlike the original, which featured mahogany wings (the center stripe of the body is actually part of the neck,) this bad boy will sport wings of Zebra Wood in a natural-satin finish.
The Thunderbird IV Zebra Wood bass will also include a 9-ply Mahogany & Walnut neck-through-body neck (34″ scale length,) a rosewood fretboard with 20 frets, dot inlays, a 3-way adjustable tailpiece, black “top hat” knobs, and black Grover tuning machines.
Electronics are expected to include a pair of special-design TB Plus ceramic magnet humbucker pickups, two volume knobs, and a single tone knob.
Like the other guitars in the series, just 400 Thunderbird IV Zebra Wood Basses will be built, and the instrument will ship with a black hard case with plush interior. Price to be announced.