KISS demon Gene Simmons has teamed with Gibson to create a new signature bass, the Gene Simmons G² Thunderbird Bass, his first with the iconic instrument brand, and he's ushered it out into the world with his characteristic gusto, by releasing a hilarious Eighties-style infomercial ad featuring a voiceover by none other than John Stamos. Watch above, and visit Gibson.com to check out, and maybe even purchase, the G² Thunderbird.
"Gibson is an outstanding company and has earned its place as a leading guitar brand with fans around the world," Simmons commented. "The new G² Thunderbird basses are all handmade in the USA, with a sound that is off the charts. The design is so beautiful and collectible, they are simply works of art."
"We are excited to launch the first of many projects together with Gene Simmons!" added Cesar Gueikian, Brand President, Gibson Brands. "The Gibson Gene Simmons G² Thunderbird Bass guitar has been more than a year in the making. It looks and sounds EPIC, and it is unmistakably Gene. Working with him is such a privilege for all of us at Gibson; he is deeply involved in every aspect of developing the guitars and planning our launch. A legendary musician who has touched the lives of generations of music fans, Gene is also a creative and successful entrepreneur. This is the first of many ways in which the G² partnership will be paying tribute to Gene, his iconic status, and continue to inspire new generations of Gibson and Gene Simmons fans to play and create music."