My partner has a few basses. All of the ones I’ve seen are beautiful. He has a Epiphone Thunderbird he bought brand new in 2017. He bought it in May which is also his birthday month. He ordered a tobacco sunburst. He received what we can only describe as a cherry red sunburst. Fell in love with it and kept it. He’s never seen another one like it and since we’ve been together we’ve really tried to figure it out. We just looked up the serial number and got a bit of new information. It was made in May. If we Google the serial number though the images are not quite what he has. I can take photos if anyone would like to see it. Thanks for any help offered in solving the mystery bass.