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GIBSON THUNDERBIRD

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gareth, Dec 11, 2002.


  1. gareth

    gareth

    Jun 9, 2002
    UK
    I've seen a 1987 gibson t'bird for sale with black p/ups and it seems in good condition. Seller wants $1200.

    Shall I get it?

    What are the areas to look at when trying it before buying?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. eddiebo

    eddiebo Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2002
    Montclair, NJ
    do you mean 1978? that's a good price for a 78 but I don't think they had black pups - a 78 will have staight-up Alnicos

    an 87, if they were even making them then (I thought production started back up in 90) will have the black pups - $900 is a fair price for a super-clean one from a private seller - $1200 is way too much

    I just sold a Black '90 for $750 - it had some player wear - if it had less wear I would have tried for $900

    hope this helps
    edb