Gretsch Billy Bo Billy Gibbons Cadillac Green 2013

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2013 Special Run of 16 guitars in the Cadillac Green colour scheme, and this one is ONE OF EIGHT (8):

8 Guitars have the Bigsby® Vibrato (G-Cutout tailpiece included in guitar case) and 8 guitars with Gretsch G-cutout tailpiece (Bigsby® included in guitar case).

"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 Name: G6199CG Billy-Bo Cadillac Green

Series: Professional Collection

Color / MSRP* / Part # :   Cadillac Green


Body Shape: Other

Body Top: Laminated Maple

Body Finish: Gloss Urethane Body Finish


Number of Frets: 22

Position Inlays: Neo Classic™ "Thumbnail"

Fretboard: Rosewood

Neck Material: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)

Scale Length: 24.6" (62.5 cm)


Pickup Configuration: H/H

Bridge Pickup: TV Jones® Power'Tron™ Plus Bridge Pickup Neck Pickup: TV Jones® Power'Tron™ Plus Neck Pickup 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 Hardware Finish: Gold

Bridge: Pinned Rosewood-Based Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge

Vibrato: Bigsby® Vibrato or Gretsch G-Cutout tailpiece Tuning Machines: Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast String Nut: Synthetic Bone Miscellaneous Unique Features: Neo Classic "Thumbnail" Inlay Position Markers, Aged Fingerboard, Headstock and Body Bindings, Multiple Body Bindings, Black Pickguard, Adjustable Truss Rod Page


Case Gig Bags:  G6276 Deluxe Hardshell Case

The only blemish I can see is a small dimple on the side of the guitar, as shown in the last photo.   Difficult to see (and photograph) due to the Cadillac Green colour.     

Guitar is currently set up with the G-Cutout tailpiece.   The Bigsby is safely stowed in the Hardshell Case.

Check Out The YouTube Video of Billy F Gibbons playing the sister guitar.   It Rocks!!!

Thank You For Looking!

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Listeda year ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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