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

SKU #2410508815
$2,899.99


Model Number 2410508815
Est. U.S. Street $2,899.99
Series Professional Collection
Family Billy-Bo
Platform Billy-Bo
Color Firebird Red
Number of Strings 6
Orientation Right-Hand
Build Solid Body
Cutaway Single Cutaway
Body Finish Gloss Urethane
Body Shape Billy-Bo
Body Material Laminated Maple
Body Back Mahogany
Body Top Laminated Maple
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Finish Gloss Urethane
Scale Length 24.6" (625 mm)
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 22
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Position Inlays Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
Headstock Jet™ Style
Neck Plate None
Bridge Pickup TV Jones® Power'Tron™ Plus
Neck Pickup TV Jones® Power'Tron™
Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone
Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration Filter'Tron™ / Filter'Tron™
Bridge Adjusto-Matic™ with Pinned Ebony Base
Hardware Finish Chrome
Tailpiece Gretsch® G-Cutout Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast
Pickguard 1-Ply Black
Control Knobs G-Arrow
Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.011-.049 Gauges)
Strap Buttons Gretsch® Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
Other 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
Case/Gig Bag Included G6281 Gretsch® Billy Bo Jupiter/Thunderbird Hardshell (p/n 099-6464-000)

"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!


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