Gretsch G6199 BillyBo Jupiter Thunderbird G Firebird Red w Custom Pickguard 6lbs 10.5oz

$ 1900.00

Year: 2022

S/N: JT11041537

Weight: 6lbs 10.5oz

Crazy Cool guitar that’s a favorite of Billy F. Gibbons. Upgraded with Silver pickguard and truss rod cover (originals included). Original Gretsch Hardshell Case has celebrity ID painting and plenty of roadwear. Interior of case is great, but exterior has scratches and touch-up that don’t show in pics. Guitar is very good with minor chip shown on lower point. Frets are 85% there. If you need more pics, ask. You never see these slick guitars priced sub-$2000, so this is a deal and a half. I have four of them and love the tones, light-weight, rarity on the professional circuit, the space-age vibe, and smooth playability. Check my 100% Feedback. I ship UPS Ground, packed to perfection. Lower 48 states.

“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!

Product Specs

Model Name

G6199 Billy-Bo, “G” Cutout Tailpiece, TV Jones®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Firebird Red

Model #



Professional Collection

Country Of Origin



Firebird Red


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