1966 GIBSON THUNDERBIRD IV BASS (non reverse)
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1966 Gibson Thunderbird IV non reverse Bass characteristics: gold 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, two chrome pickups each with two phillips head height adjustment screws, chrome pickup cover, white/black/white pickguard with black bird logo, curved ebony thumb rest under G string, three silver top/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, CTS potentiometers, orange drop capacitor, brass colored grounding shield in pots cavity, strapholder on body back, five screw plastic controls access cover on body back, Honduras mahogany body and neck, standard sunburst or custom color finishes, rectangular black tolex case with yellow interior.
Gibson records show a total of 131 non reverse Thunderbird IV'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.