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Gretsch Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird | Firebird Red

Code: Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird | Firebird Red
  • Now £2,554.66
  • RRP £3,119.00
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Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird | Firebird Red

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!

Specs

Body

  • Body Shape: Billy-Bo
  • Body Material: Laminated Maple
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Body Back: Mahogany
  • Body Top: Laminated Maple

Neck

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
  • Neck Plate: None
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Position Inlays: Neo-Classic "Thumbnail"

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: TV Jones Power'Tron Plus
  • Neck Pickup: TV Jones Power'Tron
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master 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

Hardware

  • Bridge: Adjusto-Matic with PINNED Ebony Base
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Control Knobs: G-Arrow

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: NPS, .011, .014, .018, .028, .038, .049
  • Unique Features: Neo Classic "Thumbnail" Inlay Position Markers, Aged Fingerboard, Headstock and Body Bindings, Multiple Aged Body Bindings, Black Plexi Pickguard, Schaller Straplocks, Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Included Accessories: Includes G6276 Hardshell Case

Body Shape

The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you’re a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection.

Breedlove Bridge Truss

The Breedlove Bridge Truss (BBT) reduces tension on the soundboard of the guitar, so the top wood is able to vibrate more freely, producing remarkable sustain, balance, and clarity. The BBT also allows for a thinner graduated top, thereby allowing Breedlove craftsmen to bring out the optimal sound from the top wood without sacrificing structural stability. Relieving much of the string tension from the bridge prevents “bridge belly,” ensuring top stability for decades. Guitar strings can exert up to 230 pounds of pull from the nut to the bridge. Traditional methods for preventing top bowing at the bridge usually involve heavy internal bracing and thicker tops. The BBT compensates for this pressure in an innovative way: The BBT is mounted to the bridge from the inside and is connected into the tail block of the guitar, pulling downward on the underside of the bridge to distribute some of the tension, relieving pressure on the top. The resulting tonal effect on BBT-equipped guitars is more resonance and livelier sound with enhanced overtones.

Breedlove Neck

Breedlove guitars feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish also contributes to ideal playability. The labor-intensive finish process includes precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.

Breedlove Pinless Bridge

The Breedlove Pinless Bridge helps maintain the integrity of the top by eliminating the need for six drilled string holes. The fewer holes in your soundboard, the more evenly the sound wave can move across the interior, without any loss of energy. The Breedlove Pinless Bridge also provides a gentler string-break angle from the bridge to the top of the saddle, reducing saddle strain. This innovative bridge also makes string changes a breeze, especially on 12 strings. Plus, you’ll never again have to worry about lost, worn-out, or broken bridge pins.

Top Wood

Genuine mahogany, swietenia macrophylla, can be found from Mexico to southern Amazonia in Brazil. Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood, ranging in color from light brown to dark, and is primarily used for necks because of the feel and the stability it provides. It offers a balanced, resonant tone with notable sustain – a thick bottom end, rich midrange, and controlled, warm top end finish out the sound. The coloration is a reddish brown.

- See more at: http://breedlovemusic.com/acoustic-guitars/concert-mahogany-1#sthash.w4eGe2L4.dpuf

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