"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!
Model Number 2410508815 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
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
Neck Material Mahogany Neck Finish Gloss Urethane Scale Length 24.6" (625 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12" (305 mm) Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Frets 22 Fret Size Vintage Small Nut Material Synthetic Bone Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail Headstock Jet™ Style Neck Plate None
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
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™