Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Billy Bo history

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Munman brings his square electromatic Bo to roundups. Surprised at how not bad it sounds and plays, even with the gretschbuckers.

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I'd love something like that TK Smith Billy Bob but I'd have to sell the house and sit by the road with a paper cup. And grumpy kids

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One can see that it sounds great.

I'm ambivalent about the gingerbreaded headstock (though I realize that's a SoCal Bigsby/Smith thing), and I'm not sure I'd want bombs on the pickguard (though I'm warming up to them as symbols of the era).

But anyone who's spent much time with a Billy Bo - and heard TK's pickups - can do the math (Billy Bo plus I-bet-it's-chambered construction plus TK pickups plus TK machined aluminum hardware times TK construction) and come up with awesome tone.

Love to hear it.

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Love to hear it.

Go see JD live next time they pass through your neck of the woods - they put on a great show!


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