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2012 Gretsch G6199B Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Bass SOLD

April 12, 2013
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Comments This is a 2012 Gretsch G6199B Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Bass! Thought up by Billy Gibbons, Bo Diddley and Gretsch, the 30.0 inch scale Billy Bo Bass really stands out on stage and on track.

The Jupiter Thunderbirds are based on a very few instruments Bo Diddley had built at the Gretsch factory around 1959. After it came into the possession of Billy Gibbons and appeared on several ZZ Top recordings, Gibbons approached Gretch with the idea of making it a production model partly to have some for touring! The guitar model is the G6199.

This example is in near perfect condition and while it’s very fun to play, it’s a very serious bass.

Serial Number JT06106080, built 2012 in the Gretsch Terada, Japan plant.

Pricing $1799.00 CAD with original case. SOLD
Neck Maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, mother of pearl ‘neo-classic’ position markers. Bound headstock with Gretsch logo inlaid. 30.3 inch scale length, 1.6875 inch nut width.
Frets Original frets with no noticeable wear.
Body Distinctive Billy-Bo body style with laminated maple top and chambered back and sides.
Finish Gloss urethane finish, red top and black everywhere else. Very minor play wear on the back.
Hardware/electronics Original hardware – TV Jones Thunder ‘Tron pickups, Sperzel tuners, Space Control bridge on ebony base, master volume, individual volume and master tone controls, pickup selector. G-cutout tailpiece. Synthetic bone nut.

Playability/Action Plays very well and its comfortable to hold and wear.

Case Original case included.

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