2005 Gretsch Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird


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Firebird Red with TV Jones pickups.Near-mint with papers, as used by the Reverend Billy Gibbons. A unique design by one of the heroes of rock: Bo Diddley (born Ellas McDaniel) passed away in 2008. His influence on music is extraordinary. His use of rhythm can be heard from early rock and roll to hip-hop. Go listen to Bo do his song “Road Runner” on YouTube right now. Bo Diddley also had style. His cereal box-shaped guitars were iconic and he built them himself (he gave one to Dick Clark). Gretsch made this one for him in 2005, the Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird. 24.6″ scale length, chambered mahogany body, a medium-large neck, and makes you a bona-fide badass. Made in Japan, comes in its original case.