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Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird (Black with Firebird Red Top)

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Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird (Black with Firebird Red Top), overview by GAK

Rock luminaries Billy F Gibbons and Bo Diddley have joined forces to bring you a 21st century version of the elusive Gretsch Jupiter ThunderbirdGäó, now dubbed the "Billy-Bo". Designed in '59 from Bo Diddley's talented hand...!

"Some time ago, Bo gave me the guitar as a gift. It was during 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

The new Gretsch "Billy-Bo" Jupiter Thunderbird will highlight Bo's original futuristic design with Billy's added ingredients for a steaming hot helping of dirty rotten Rock 'N' Roll.

The result of this "science project gone wrong" 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-maticGäó bridge, Schaller® Straplocks, and enough "vibe" to make space aliens dance the alligator.

  • BODY STYLE Futuristic (Stranger than Fiction)
  • SCALE LENGTH 24.6" (625mm)
  • TOP Laminated Maple
  • BACK AND SIDES Heavily Chambered Mahogany Body
  • NECK 1-Piece Mahogany
  • PICKUPS 1 TV Jones® Power'TronTM Plus (Bridge),
  • 1 TV Jones® Power'TronTM (Neck)
  • 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
  • WIDTH AT NUT 1-11/16" (43mm)
  • FRETBOARD Rosewood
  • BRIDGE Pinned Adjusto-MaticTM Bridge
  • TAILPIECE Gretsch G-Cutout Tailpiece
  • HARDWARE Chrome-Plated
  • FINISH Gloss Urethane
  • CASE Includes G6276 Hardshell Case, US MSRP $220.00, P/N 0996464000
  • NO. OF FRETS 22
  • MACHINE HEADS Chrome-Plated Grover® V98C Sta-TiteTM Die-cast Tuners
  • UNIQUE FEATURES Neo Classic "Thumbnail" Inlay Position Markers,
  • Aged Fingerboard, Headstock and Body Bindings,
  • Multiple Aged Body Bindings,
  • Black Plexi Pickguard,
  • Schaller® Straplocks,
  • Adjustable Truss Rod



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