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Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Firebird Red

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Product information - G6199 Billy Bo

Signature electric guitar with mahogany body and TV Jones Power'Tron pickups, including case and certificate

Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Firebird Red

The Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird 6-String Electric Guitar Firebird Red is the result of collaboration between two legends of the electric guitar – Bo Diddley and Billy F Gibbons. Originally designed for Bo in 1959, Gibbons has added some mojo of his own to create a new touring axe, including 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 and Schaller Straplocks.

Other modernfeatures include the Adjusto-Matic briddge with pinned Ebony base and Grover Sta-Tite die-cast machine heads.

"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."
The main features of the Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Firebird Red include;

  • Series: Professional Collection
  • Colour: Firebird Red
  • Part no: 241-0508-815
  • Body Material: Maple
  • Body Shape: Other
  • Body Top: Laminated Maple
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Position Inlays: Neo-Classic  "Thumbnail"
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
  • Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
  • Pickup Configuration: HH
  • Bridge Pickup: TV Jones® Power'Tron  Plus
  • Neck Pickup: TV Jones® Power'Tron  Plus
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),  Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: Adjusto-Matic with PINNED Ebony Base
  • Bridge Cover: Gretsch G-Cutout Tailpiece
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Included Accessories: Includes G6276 Hardshell Case
  • Strap Locks: Schaller® Strap Lock System
  • Control Knobs: G-Arrow
  • 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



  • Manufacturer: Gretsch
  • Series: Professional Collection
  • Design: Billy-Bo
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Binding: 3-ply, W/B/W
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Set-in
  • Neck Profile: Standard-'U'
  • Scale in mm: 625
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fretboard Inlays: Thumbnail
  • Nut type: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut width in mm: 42.8
  • Pickup: HH
  • Manufacturer pickups: TV Jones
  • Neck Pickup: PowerTron Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: PowerTron Plus Humbucker
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Switch: 3-Way
  • Control: 2x Vol, Master Vol, Tone
  • Bridge: Adjusto-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Gretsch Cadillac Tailpiece
  • Tuners: Grover Sta-Tite
  • Strap Button: Schaller Security Locks
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • String Gauge: .011 - .049
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Finish: High-Gloss
  • Colour: Firebird Red
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: Yes
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