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Gretsch G6138 Bo Diddley


The Gretsch G6138 – consistently rectangular in shape, it became the ultimate trademark of the grandmaster of Rock'n Roll, Bo Diddley. For more than 50 years, Bo Diddley rocked the fans with his outstanding chops, his electrifying performance and with just this very unique guitar. The G6138 is a faithful reproduction of this famous guitar, which Bo Diddley converted into a simple rectangle in 1958, based on a Gretsch guitar. The guitar looked like an oversized cigar box. It was a bit weird, but Bo probably never bothered that. Well done, Bo!

Its features include a striking semi-hollow body, three-piece rock maple neck, ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, 1957-style headstock, dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron™ humbucking pickups, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, G-cutout tailpiece, gold hardware and special Bo Diddley signature truss rod cover. The striking "Firebird Red" finish completes the whole thing.

Let's have a final word: If you are into Bo Diddley's style, you also can have another famous Bo Diddley guitar with a tail fin design which is a reminiscent of a street cruiser from the 1950s. Just look ahead at the Guitar Place websites for the Gretsch G6199 Billy Bo. Of course with a fantastic sound, too, and also got a pinch of Billy Gibbons' Texas Blues!


  • Model: G6138 BO DIDDLEY
  • Color: Firebird Red
  • Finish: High Gloss
  • Weight: 3519g


  • Shape: Bo Diddley
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Top: Laminated Maple
  • Binding: Black/White


  • Material: Rock Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony 
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Width at Nut: 1,6875"
  • Scale Length: 25,5"


  • Neck Pickup: High Sensitive Filter’Tron™ 
  • Bridge Pickup: High Sensitive Filter’Tron™
  • Switching: 3-Way Toggle
  • Controls: 2x Volume, 1x Master Volume, 1x Master Tone


  • Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™ with Rosewood Base
  • Tuning Keys: Grover® Rotomatic™ Die-Cast
  • Control Knobs: "G" -Arrow


  • Bo Diddley Case
  • Gretsch "Certificate of Authenticity"
  • Manual
  • Gretsch "Warranty Card"

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