"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, Ebony Fingerboard, Firebird Red, "G" Cutout Tailpiece|
|Series:||Gretsch® Professional Collection|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Scale Length:||24.6" (625 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.6875" (42.8 mm)|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Position Inlays:||Neo-Classic™ "Thumbnail"|
|Bridge Pickup:||TV Jones® Power'Tron™ Plus|
|Neck Pickup:||TV Jones® Power'Tron™ Plus|
|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|
|Bridge:||Adjusto-Matic™ with PINNED Ebony Base|
|Tuning Machines:||Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast|
|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|
*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (United States). MSRP is for reference purposes only; consult your local Authorized FMIC Dealer for pricing. Pricing outside the United States may vary due to each country's tax schedule, tariffs, import/shipping charges, and duties imposed by customs.