G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird, "G" Cutout Tailpiece, TV Jones®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Firebird Red

Model: 2410508815

"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!


Model Name: G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird, "G" Cutout Tailpiece, TV Jones®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Firebird Red
Model Number: 2410508815
Series: Gretsch® Professional Collection
MSRP: $4029.00
Color: Firebird Red


Body Shape: Billy-Bo
Body Material: Maple
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane


Neck Material: Mahogany
Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
Neck Plate: None
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Fingerboard: Ebony
Position Inlays: Neo-Classic™ "Thumbnail"


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


Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™ with PINNED Ebony Base
Tuning Machines: Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: Black
Control Knobs: G-Arrow


Strings: NPS, .011, .014, .018, .028, .038, .049
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
Included Accessories: Includes G6276 Hardshell Case
NOTICE REGARDING USE OF HISTORIC PATENT NUMBERS/MARKINGS: Some GRETSCH® products are intentional recreations or reissues of vintage guitars and guitar components, and may therefore incorporate markings or text associated with original patents that have since expired. Specific examples of such models include patent numbers on certain FILTER'TRON™ pickups and patent numbers on BIGSBY® tailpieces. Such markings are included only for the sake of historical accuracy, and are not intended to denote or imply live patents or ongoing patent protection.