Friday, February 14, 2014

ZZ Top guitarist launches new Les Paul signature guitar

Gibson has announced the Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop Les Paul guitar, named after the legendary ZZ Top guitarist.

The first ground-up revision of Gibson’s original solidbody electric in over 60 years is a masterpiece of style. In addition to its luscious goldtop finish, it features a unique pinstripe design created by Billy himself, which is hand-recreated one at a time by respected hotrod-pinstripe artist Rick Harris and a Gibson artist trained personally by Rick.

Sonically and visually, the guitar blows the doors off the venue with a neck profile measured precisely from the Rev’s own Les Paul, ultra-light construction, custom electronics, and a pair of Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates pickups.

150 Billy F. Gibbons Goldtops will be carefully hand-aged, with 50 of them played and hand-signed by Billy himself; each of these will have the added kitsch of a Texas-shaped “buckle rash” wear pattern adorning its back. A further 150 VOS models round out the Limited Run of 300 guitars.

Check out full details at Gibson here.

ZZ Top play a few US dates early next month before launching a Western Canadian tour.

See also:

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