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Gretsch Billy Gibbons Signature G6199 Billy-Bo Firebird Red

Gretsch Billy Gibbons Signature G6199 Billy-Bo Firebird Red

Regular price £3,399.00 GBP
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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!



Color - Firebird Red
Country Of Origin - JP
Orientation - Right-Hand
Platform - Billy-Bo
Series - Professional Collection


Fingerboard Material - Rosewood
Headstock - Jet™ Style
Neck Finish - Gloss Urethane
Neck Material - Mahogany
Number of Frets - 22
Nut Material - Synthetic Bone
Nut Width - 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Position Inlays - Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
String Nut - Synthetic Bone


Body - Laminated Maple
Body Back - Mahogany
Body Finish - Gloss Urethane
Body Material - Laminated Maple
Body Shape - Billy-Bo
Body Top - Laminated Maple
Cutaway - Single Cutaway


Bridge - Adjusto-Matic™ with Pinned Ebony Base
Bridge Cover/Tailpiece - Gretsch® G-Cutout Tailpiece
Control Knobs - G-Arrow
Hardware Finish - Chrome
Neck Plate - None
Pickguard - 1-Ply Black
Strap Buttons - Gretsch® Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
Strings - Nickel Plated Steel (.011-.049 Gauges)
Tuning Machines - Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast


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