KISS rocker Gene Simmons and Gibson Guitars introduced Tuesday (April 19) a brand new partnership that begins with the musician’s new signature Gibson mannequin instrument, the Gene Simmons G2 Thunderbird Bass.
Has there actually not been a signature Simmons bass guitar but?
The Gene Simmons G2 Thunderbird options the basic Gibson Reverse Thunderbird physique and headstock form with a pair of T-Chicken Pickups, a certain ebony fretboard with Pearloid inlays, and a Mirror Plex pickguard with a laser-engraved Gene Simmons brand.
See the bass down towards the underside of this put up.
Simmons says, “Gibson is an impressive firm and has earned its place as a number one guitar model with followers around the globe. The brand new G2 Thunderbird basses are all handmade within the USA, with a sound that’s off the charts. The design is so stunning and collectible, they’re merely artworks.”
Gibson Manufacturers President Cesar Gueikian provides, “We’re excited to launch the primary of many tasks along with Gene Simmons! The Gibson Gene Simmons G2 Thunderbird Bass guitar has been greater than a 12 months within the making. It seems to be and sounds EPIC, and it’s unmistakably Gene.”
Gueikian continues, “Working with [Simmons] is such a privilege for all of us at Gibson; he’s deeply concerned in each side of growing the guitars and planning our launch. A legendary musician who has touched the lives of generations of music followers, Gene can be a inventive and profitable entrepreneur. That is the primary of some ways during which the G2 partnership shall be paying tribute to Gene, his iconic standing, and proceed to encourage new generations of Gibson and Gene Simmons followers to play and create music.”
The bass is on sale now at gibsonguitars.com for $2,799.00 — a drop within the bucket for somebody like Simmons, the KISS bassist and unrepentant “Rock is Useless” proselytizer who makes cash at what he calls an “Olympic” degree.