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Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird "G" Cutout Tailpiece Firebird Red

TV Jones®, Rosewood Fingerboard

Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird "G" Cutout Tailpiece Firebird Red

TV Jones®, Rosewood Fingerboard
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Overview

Gretsch G6199 Billy Bo Junpiter Thunderbird Guitar in Firebird Red Finish. The Billy-Bo is a modern version of the Jupiter Thunderbird designed in 1959 by Bo Diddley himself. Billy F. Gibbons fell in love with an original given to him by Bo Diddley, but added some of his own mojo to this new version that he created as his touring axe.
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"Some time ago, Bo gave me the guitar as a gift. It was during the recent ZZ Top recordings, when the engineering crew and I snaked through the guitar vault searching for that certain-something guitar, and there it was! We didn't risk subjecting such a rare instrument to the rigors of the road. So this new reproduction model was recreated with some BFG mojo thrown in for good measure. It's now the main stage guitar with a groove." - Billy F Gibbons.

Rock luminaries Billy F Gibbons and Bo Diddley have joined forces to bring you a 21st-century version of the elusive Gretsch® Jupiter Thunderbird now dubbed the Billy-Bo which was designed in '59 by the talented Bo Diddley himself!

The Billy-Bo is a modern version of the Jupiter Thunderbird designed in 1959 by Bo Diddley himself. Billy F. Gibbons fell in love with an original given to him by Bo Diddley, but added some of his own mojo to this new version that he created as his touring axe. The Billy-Bo features a heavily chambered mahogany body, one-piece mahogany neck, ultra-thin laminate maple top, TV Jones Power'Tron (neck) and Power'Tron "Plus" (bridge) pickups, pinned Adjusto-matic™ bridge, and Schaller Straplocks. It's a dirty, low-down rock guitar with serious credentials and a vibe that hasn't lessened in nearly 50 years.

  • Bo Diddley designed in '59
  • Modified by Billy F Gibbons
  • Heavily chambered mahogany body
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Ultra-thin laminate maple top
  • TV Jones Power'Tron (neck) and Power'Tron "Plus" (bridge) pickups
  • Pinned Adjusto-matic™ bridge
  • Schaller® Straplocks
Name Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird "G" Cutout Tailpiece Firebird Red
Brand Gretsch
Condition New
MPN 2410508815
UPC 717669302993
Shipping Option Free Shipping to the Continental U.S.

Tech Specs

Body

Body Shape: Other
Body Top: Laminated Maple
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane

Neck

Number of Frets: 24
Position Inlays: Neo-Classic™ "Thumbnail"
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
Scale Length: 30.3" (770 mm)
Neck Binding: Bound Fingerboard

Electronics

Pickup Configuration: S/S
Bridge Pickup: TV Jones® Thunder'Tron™ Bass
Neck Pickup: TV Jones® Thunder'Tron™ Bass
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone

Hardware

Hardware Finish: Chrome
Bridge: Rosewood-Based Space Control™ Bridge
Bridge Cover: Gretsch® G-Cutout Tailpiece
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Sperzel® Locking
String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Miscellaneous

Unique Features: Neo Classic "Thumbnail" Inlay Position Markers, Aged Fingerboard, Headstock and Body Bindings, Black Plexi Pickguard, Schaller® Straplocks, Adjustable Truss Rod

Accessories

Case Gig Bags: Deluxe Hardshell
Included Accessories: Includes G6285 Hardshell Case
Strap Locks: Schaller® Strap Lock System
Control Knobs: "G" Arrow
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