Gretsch Billy Bo Reverse Rare and Mega Cool MINT, Crazy Gretsch Fitted Hardshell Case Like You’ve Never Seen Before

$ 2400.00

Up for sale is a rare and beautiful condition 2013 japan made Gretsch 6199RV FSR Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Reverse electric guitar in black color. The tones have that Texas Tone nailed. Zero wear, totally Excellent..
The truss rod and all the electronics are in perfect working condition.
Comes with the original cool looking color red maroon hard case with Black ends,golden G logo, Gold Poodle interior. I have never seen such a Gretsch case. Minor surface wear on case I’ve tried to show.

BILLY GIBBONS says: “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.” – ZZ Top guitarist 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! The shape is even more rad in a flipped version Gretsch made a handful of.

The lefty version is mega rare and even cooler than the usual red righty. This one is of course all original and unplayed. If you want to stand out, way out, add this space-age Billy Bo to your stable. Just TRY to find another one like this guitar any where in the known universe! Check my 100% Feedback. I ship via UPS Ground in sturdy large Reverb-supplied boxes. Lower 48 Sales.


Professional Collection

Country Of Origin





Laminated Maple

Body Finish

Gloss Urethane

Body Shape


Neck Material


Neck Finish

Gloss Urethane

Scale Length

24.6″ (625 mm)



Number of Frets


String Nut

Synthetic Bone

Nut Width

1.6875″ (42.86 mm)

Position Inlays

Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail

Bridge Pickup

TV Jones® Power’Tron™ Plus

Neck Pickup

TV Jones® Power’Tron™


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™


Adjusto-Matic™ with Pinned Ebony Base

Hardware Finish


Tuning Machines

Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast


1-Ply Black

Control Knobs