Gretsch Guitars G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Electric Guitar
Semi-Hollow and Hollow Body Electric Guitars
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From Bo Diddley, Billy F. Gibbons, and Gretsch.
The Billy-Bo is a modern version of the Jupiter Thunderbird designed in 1959 by Bo Diddley himself. Billy F. Gibbons fell in love with an original given to him by Bo Diddley, but added some of his own mojo to this new version that he created as his touring axe. The Billy-Bo 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-matic™ bridge, and Schaller Straplocks. It's a dirty, low-down rock guitar with serious credentials and a vibe that hasn't lessened in nearly 50 years. Includes case.
- Bo Diddley designed in '59
- Modified by Billy F Gibbons
- 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-matic™ bridge
- Schaller® Straplocks
- Includes case
A great mix of retro and modern, the Billy-Bo is a rock legend of the past and present. Order your now.
G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Electric Guitar Specifications:
- Back and Sides: Heavily Chambered Mahogany Body
- Bridge/Tremolo: Pinned Adjusto-Matic Bridge, Gretsch G-Cutout Tailpiece
- Case Included: Includes a FREE G6276 Hardshell Case
- Controls: 3-Position Toggle, Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Frets: 22
- Hardware: Chrome
- Inlays: Neo Classic "Thumbnail" Inlay Position Markers
- Machine Heads: Chrome-Plated Grover V98C Sta-Tite Die-cast Tuners
- Neck Material: 1-Piece Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Pickguard: Black Plexi
- Pickups: 1 TV Jones Power'Tron Plus (Bridge), 1 TV Jones Power'TronTM (Neck)
- Scale: 24.6"
- Top Wood: Laminated Maple
- Unique Features: Aged Fingerboard, Headstock and Body Bindings, Multiple Aged Body Bindings, Schaller Straplocks, Adjustable Truss Rod
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