New Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo


Located in Portland, OR


For your consideration a New Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo in Firebird Red! Designed the man himself Bo Diddley! It’s always refreshing to see something different! That awesome Gretsch tone with an awesome off the wall look!

Specs! This is a brand new guitar with its original case and paper! Reissue Grover Sta-Tite tuners. Bound headstock. Corian nut with a width of 1-11/16″. Mahogany neck with a depth of .81″ at the first fret and .93″ at the twelfth fret. Bound rosewood fingerboard with a 12″ radius. It has a 24.6″ scale length. 22 medium frets. Lamiante maple top on a Mahogany body. Two TV Jones Powertron Plus pick ups! CTS pots. Adjust-O-Matic bridge on a rosewood base. G-Cutout tail piece. Weighs 7 pounds.

From Gretsch:

“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!


Year: 2020

Model: G6199 Billy-Bo

Serial: JT20072796

Finish: Firebird Red

Case: Comes with its new TKL case.

Weight: 7 pounds.

Condition: This is a brand new guitar.

Modifications: None.

Comments: Designed by the man himself Bo Diddley!