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FS/FT 1977 Gibson Bicentennial Thunderbird

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by mikeowen17, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. mikeowen17

    mikeowen17 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Looking to sell my 1977 Bicentennial Thunderbird.

    This is an incredible sounding bass (nothing I've ever encountered sounds quite like it), I am just exclusively using 5s these days so would like to see it go somewhere where it will be used.

    It has had the headstock broken in the past but it has been neatly and strongly repaired by Mas Hino here in NYC.

    Everything on this bass is all original and it comes with the OHSC (but the case is very beat up).

    On account of the headstock repair, I am asking a players price for this of $1,700 (note there are some with the same repair for nearly $3k!!). I'm gonna keep this local (NYC area) for now, as I really don't want to ship this.

    Trade interest is pretty much limited to Sadowsky 5s, or maybe a Mike Lull 5 - I can add cash to even up any deal.






  2. Bulltrout

    Bulltrout Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Cool Looking collection. Wish I had a fiver to trade you.
  3. emblymouse

    emblymouse Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    BUMP I bought a black one new in 77 as my weapon of choice in the War on Disco.

    These are near exact replica's of the original unlike anything made in the recent past.
  4. spufman


    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    Bump because I remember the new Bicentennial Thunderbird being my favorite bass at Brian Guitars back in the day. Alas this poor high schooler at the time, didn't have quag.
  5. Tonegasm


    Mar 22, 2010
    That thing is DOPE. I'd love to see the repair.
  6. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Repair pics would be interesting.
  7. 707hippie


    Jan 13, 2013
    I have a 5string Mark Johnson Custom that you may be interested in if you are trading this
  8. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
  9. mikeowen17

    mikeowen17 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Bump - couple of potential deals in the works - but still here for now
  10. mikeowen17

    mikeowen17 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Sold Pending Payment