They do exsist! New Gibson NR Thunderbid

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  1. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    I just brought this home brand new 2013 Gibson NR Thunderbird in Pelahm Blue. Possibly the first shipped. I'll have a full report later.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Corey Y

    Corey Y Supporting Member

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    That looks tasty. I was iffy on that finish in the promo pics, but it looks nice in those pics. It would look even nicer with some chrome hardware/pickup covers and one of your Badbird bridges. Is the fingerboard rosewood or the baked maple? I was a little confused about which they were actual using, based on the different press releases.
     
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard

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    I'm usually not a Gibby fan but that thing is nice! Enjoy!
     
  4. spector_boogie

    spector_boogie No Limit Honky

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  6. hover

    hover

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    Cool! That means I can buy a case for my homebuild I made years ago because Gibson didn't wanna make me one.

    :)

    Enjoy that gorgeous bass!
     
  7. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen!

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    Knowing how you pushed your local Gibson Rep so hard to get it done, you have to be pretty happy to see it finally come to pass Scott. Congratulations, it's beautiful!
     
  8. JACink

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  9. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    All I can say is "you can't always get what you want" ;) The finger board is rosewood :) Yeah!
     
  10. electracoyote

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    Yum, badass, and amazing.

    Other finishes/colors?
     
  11. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    I need to check and see if one of my 60's Nrs fit in the case if so I'll try and get some cases ordered.
     
  12. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    Thanks Mark! It is nice to see it in person. One thing I really like is the neck angle at the body and the bridge is nice and low, not sticking way up like on some of Gibson's more recent offerings.
     
  13. RickenBoogie

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    That's real nice, maybe I DO need another bass afterall.
     
  14. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

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    That sure is purdy. How much are they going for?
     
  15. FrednBass

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    hover

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    That would be amazing. Danke!
     
  17. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Gold Supporting Member

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    sweet color Scott. enjoy. not that i need another NR as i just just bought one from you, but i am interested in what Henry and crew have done with the pickups.....
     
  18. change-jug

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    That`s pretty sweet. Seeing as how you live in Rochester and I`m only in Buffalo,how`s about you let me swing over and gently play it...then spend the night...then move in...then start to dress like you......

    Naw,I`m just kidding.
     
  19. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

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    Mine is on order, so hopefully more are soon to follow!
     
  20. Rob L

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    Awesome, I do want one! Looking forward to a full report. I think the Blue looks great.:bassist:
     
  21. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    Seriously you don't want to dress like me.
     

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