Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Vintage Sunburst

A Rock Classic Featuring Gibson USA TB-Plus Humbuckers with Ceramic Magnets

  • Gibson TB Plus™ humbuckers
  • Historic 60’s era Thunderbird profile
  • Classic 3-point adjustable bridge
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The Thunderbird IV was one of the most radical designs to come out of the Gibson and Epiphone Kalamazoo factory in the early ’60s, thanks to legendary automotive designer Ray Dietrich, who was asked to put a new twist on solidbody guitars and basses. The sound of the Thunderbird IV was as cutting edge as its design and now the Thunderbird Classic-IV returns with all of Epiphone’s first-class quality and a lifetime guarantee, but without the hassles of owning (or hiding) a vintage instrument.

The Thunderbird Classic-IV features mahogany body wings and a rock-solid, 7-piece mahogany/walnut neck with through-body construction for amazing sustain and articulate tone. The Classic-IV’s neck has a 1960s-style rounded profile, which makes it easy to play without sacrificing the tone that comes with a full-size bass neck.

The mahogany/walnut neck has a 34” scale length, a 12” radius, 20 medium-jumbo nickel/silver alloy frets, a 1.50” nut, and pearloid “dot” inlays. The iconic reverse headstock is one of the Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO’s most outstanding visual features with a trim that matches the color finish around a black headstock. The truss rod cover also features “Epiphone” in gold typeface.

The Gibson TB Plus™ humbuckers are traditional, hum-cancelling bass pickups that are wax potted and then filled with epoxy, producing a full frequency, heavy-bottom sound similar to pickups with a passive EQ. They deliver the huge, powerful bass tone the Thunderbird IV is renowned for.

Thunderbird Classic-IV’s legendary resonance, tone and sustain is the result of anchoring the bridge directly into the body at its three adjustable points, which provides a firm seating for the strings and yields a strong union between the strings and body. 

Key Features:

  • Vintage Sunburst finish
  • Gibson TB Plus™ humbuckers
  • Historic 60’s era Thunderbird profile
  • Classic 3-point adjustable bridge



Brand Epiphone
Left / Right-Handed Right-Handed
Number of Strings 4
Active / Passive Passive
Number of Frets 20
Bridge Type Classic style 3-point adjustable Flush-Mount
Neck Type 1960's Rounded Bass Profile
Neck Material Mahogany / Walnut
Neck Pickup Gibson TB Plus™ Humbuckers
Bridge Pickup Gibson TB Plus™ Humbuckers
Controls Neck Volume | Bridge Volume | Master Tone
Body Material Mahogany
Nut Width 1.50"
Machine Heads Black Die-Cast 17:1 Ratio
Colour Vintage Sunburst
Manufacturer Model Number EBTCVSBH1
Gross Shipping Weight - Volumetric (kgs) 25.0000
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