1966 GIBSON THUNDERBIRD II BASS (non reverse)
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1966 Gibson Thunderbird II (non reverse body) Bass characteristics: Gibson logo on black plastic truss rod cover, Kluson no-name riveted clover reverse tuners with slot head screws, serial number on headstock back, unbound rosewood 20 fret board with pearloid dot fret markers, glued in neck, one chrome pickup with two height adjustment screws, chrome pickup cover, white/black/white pickguard with black bird logo, curved ebony thumb rest under G string, two silver top/black or gold hat shaped knobs including numbers, volume/tone words and metal position pointers, string mutes, four saddle adjustable bridge, chrome bridge cover, three screw tailpiece, input jack on body front, strapholder on body back, four screw plastic controls access cover on body back, potentiometers, round orange capacitors, Honduras mahogany body and neck, standard sunburst or custom color finishes, rectangular black tolex case with yellow interior.
Gibson records show a total of 361 non reverse body Thunderbird II's were shipped in 1966. For 1966 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's pot codes.