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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch G6199 Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Red, 2006

❌SOLD❌ Gretsch G6199 Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Red, 2006

Here’s a rare beast – a Gretsch G6199 Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird in Firebird Red, based on Bo Diddley’s custom built 1959 Gretsch Jupiter Thunderbird! This model, which is produced in small quantities, has an interesting history. By 1959, Bo Diddley was a major star, with an energetic stage show. Bo was so energetic that he found regular guitars, like his L5, restricted his motion. So, he built his own guitars with trapezoidal or rectangular shapes, and these have a strong visual association with Bo Diddley.

Used
Price: $2,700.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Thunderbird Bicentennial Bass Black,1976

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Thunderbird Bicentennial Bass Black,1976

The Gibson Thunderbird Bicentennial, as seen here, is a fairly rare bird. The Thunderbird Bicentennial Bass was built between 1976 and 1979 for a total production run of 1,855 units to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the US Declaration of Independence. In black or ‘ebony’, 91 were made in 1976 and a total of 411 over the entire run. Highly distinctive, the Thunderbird Bicentennial is based on the 1963 Thunderbird ‘reverse’ models. However, it carries a newer three-point bridge and the pickguard has an engraved red, white and blue Thunderbird in sejant erect position with ‘1976’ below the bird.

Vintage
Price: $3,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ 2012 Gibson Thunderbird Bass ‘Non Reverse’ 2013 Model

❌SOLD❌  2012 Gibson Thunderbird Bass 'Non Reverse' 2013 Model

Gibson introduced the Thunderbird bass in 1963 as part of a new lineup of instruments created by legendary auto designer Ray Dietrich.

Used
Price: $1,599.00 CAD

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