SOLD Gretsch Billy-Bo Thunderbird

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  1. Blenin

    Blenin Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    Seattleish
    Price:
    2300
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Washington
    Country:
    United States
    Here you go! What an AWESOME bass. $2300 including shipping to continental US. This is $300 less than any listing on Reverb/Ebay. More photos available by request.

    Gretsch Professional Collection G6199B Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Bass Guitar with G-Cutout Tailpiece, 24 Frets, Rosewood Fretboard, Passive Pickups, Firebird Red

    Musical mad scientists Billy Gibbons and Bo Diddley put their heads together for this over-the-top bass, the “Billy-Bo” Jupiter Thunderbird. Its look is out of this world, and its versatile sound ranges from down and dirty to mellow as Sunday morning. Special features include TV Jones® Thunder’Tron™ pickups, Space Control™ bridge and Sperzel® tuners.

    General Model Name: G6199B Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Bass
    Series: Professional Collection Body
    Top: Laminated Maple Body
    Finish: Gloss Urethane
    Neck Number of Frets: 24
    Position Inlays: Neo-Classic™ "Thumbnail"
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Material: Mahogany
    Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
    Scale Length: 30.3" (770 mm)
    Neck Binding: Bound Fingerboard
    Bridge Pickup: TV Jones® Thunder'Tron™
    Bass Neck Pickup: TV Jones® Thunder'Tron™
    Bass Pickup Switching: 3-Position
    Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3.
    Neck Pickup Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone Hardware
    Hardware Finish: Chrome
    Bridge: Rosewood-Based Space Control™
    Bridge Bridge Cover: Gretsch®
    G-Cutout Tailpiece
    Tuning Machines: Sperzel®
    Locking String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    Miscellaneous Unique Features: Neo Classic "Thumbnail" Inlay Position Markers, Aged Fingerboard, Headstock and Body Bindings, Black Plexi Pickguard, Schaller® Straplocks, Adjustable Truss Rod Accessories Case Gig Bags: Deluxe Hardshell Pickguard: Black Included Accessories: Includes G6285 Hardshell Case Strap Locks: Schaller® Strap Lock System Control Knobs: G-Arrow
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  2. fedenybass

    fedenybass Supporting Member

    Very cool! What year was this made?
     
  3. Blenin

    Blenin Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    Seattleish
    According to the paperwork it was produced in June 2011
     
  4. Lowendtech

    Lowendtech Happily trending in my own peculiar direction. Supporting Member

    Nice, I’d rock that.
     
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  5. HotelX

    HotelX Supporting Member

    Super cool
     
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  6. Stewart13

    Stewart13 Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Bend, Oregon
    Love me some ZZ! GLWTS!
     
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  7. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    crazy man, crazy. if I had a bunch of mad money layin around I would take this off your hands just because. Be the first kid on your block to own one of these. GLWTS
     
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  8. The Basstard

    The Basstard Puttin' the "ass" in "Basstard". Supporting Member

    Cool! Do you have any photos of the back of the bass?
     
  9. Blenin

    Blenin Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    Seattleish
    Here you go. Was hard to get pics because the light and my ceiling reflected off the back! It really is in great shape. The scratches you see on the triangle plate are on the plastic that was never removed. 143115895_846899535870616_8752639784087891777_n.jpg 142617308_2973520046227551_9035152234511219069_n.jpg 142789089_2734344573357295_2587879938642645022_n.jpg 142749391_145236427325093_8027732095557245442_n.jpg 144239148_441709140402533_8621447381313966899_n.jpg
     
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  10. The Basstard

    The Basstard Puttin' the "ass" in "Basstard". Supporting Member

    Great, thanks!
     
  11. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    I dig it :)
     
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