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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!
- Body Shape: Billy-Bo
- Body Material: Laminated Maple
- Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Body Back: Mahogany
- Body Top: Laminated Maple
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
- Neck Plate: None
- Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Position Inlays: Neo-Classic "Thumbnail"
- Bridge Pickup: TV Jones Power'Tron Plus
- Neck Pickup: TV Jones Power'Tron
- 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
- Pickup Configuration: Filter'Tron / Filter'Tron
- Bridge: Adjusto-Matic with PINNED Ebony Base
- Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
- Orientation: Right-Hand
- Pickguard: Black
- Control Knobs: G-Arrow
- 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