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Sapphire Blue Gibson Thunderbird?...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rods, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Rods


    Jul 4, 2008
    Does anyone know if a sapphire blue thunderbird really exists? I've been searching forever and all I can find is a picture on google that I can't blow up and the All American Rejects Dirty Little Secrets video. Are they custom shop or is it something I might eventually be able to find?
  2. TBird1958

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

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups

    Yes, as a Custom Shop Limited release for the Japanese market, I'm not sure of the total number produced except that is small - it was called a Yamano 2000 IIRC. I don't own one ( I'd rather refin!) as the go for a lot of money and other than paint color are a stock production T Bird.
    Having not seen the pic you mention the bass could also be a Pelham Blue one, as Epihone released them as a Limited Edition color a year or so back.......

    Here's an old ebay sellers shot, tho it's not great about showing the true color, which is nice.
  3. stiles72


    Mar 20, 2009
    Albany IL
    I have one of the Pelham Blue Epiphone's that Mark mentioned. It's a Korean made "Limited Edition" model and the QC is surprisingly better than most Epi-birds I've played. The body wood is mahogany - not alder - and the finish is on par with a lot of MIJ basses. I pimped mine out with chrome and a few upgrades, and even though it's a different animal than the Gibson - it's still a really nice player.

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