Sat. Morn. Musical Mayhem ‘14 Custom Shop Billy Gibbons

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  1. Les Paul John

    Les Paul John Senior Member

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    This morning’s musical Mayham provided by a 2014 Gibson custom shop Billy Gibbons gold top pinstriped Les Paul. Number 79! I absolutely love this guitar.

    VOS and has Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates pickups that were per Gibbons request. Pinstripes hand done by Rick Harris hired by Gibson for work here and there with regard to hot rod striping. He’s done work for Gibbons in the past as well.

    Gibbons 57 gold top had its neck scanned and copied here purportedly an exact copy. Then made heavily chambered like the Frampton. Weighs around 7.? Lbs.

    Limited to 300 - 150 heavily aged and 150 VOS

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    <- Jealous!

    I dig that a lot!
     
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    Wow that's crazy looking. I bet she sounds good.

    :headbanger:
     
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    Better top wrap those strings friend. I love the pin stripes
     
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    Those are kewl
     
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    I don’t do that, I use 9-46 hybrid set and have big strong hands. The stop bar on this one is just about down to the body. There’s no need to.

    Yes, it does sound great. I really love this guitar and was surprised at how scarce they are on seller sites and what they’re going for now. We paid about $4,000 for this one almost two years ago.

    Currently I see aged ones on Reverb for $12,000 to $18,000 - mine is VOS and probably commands $6,000 ... just a guess. I’m sure someone has listed a couple to sell for between $4,500 and $6,000

    I wonder what they’ll fetch in 25 years?
     
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    love it.. fingerboard is a work of art .. gorgeous
     
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    Just saying, if you're gonna go Billy Gibbons style, that's seems to be "authentic"
     
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    Beautiful guitar,brother! I would love to hear her voice......
     
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    Psssst, you, yes you, come closer ... let me whisper something to you..... I’m not Billy Gibbons.

    The guitar came with 8-40 strings .... he now plays 7s. I’m not doing that either.

    You can stop now ..... really.
     
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    If I can find a way to record good quality tone with an iPad I just might do that. I’ve made a couple of other videos that were “ok”. I’ll try something out soon and post it in this thread, maybe talk about the guitar for a bit as well. It has interesting features.
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Yes,please do,brother....:cheers2:
     
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    I can't stop. I'm compelled to say these things. I have no control over it. Sorry if I upset you. If you're not Billy Gibbons, you should really give back his guitar:wave:
     
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    I’m not upset ... I think you’re reading it wrong.

    I just think it’s funny when people tell other people they’re doing something wrong because that’s how they would do it and then persist when the average person would have been polite and taken the hint sooner.

    I own an EVH white striped guitar and play ZERO Eddie style .... oh the humanity.
     
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    By the way, if anyone wants to have their guitar striped like this the guy who did it for Gibson is a very nice person named Richard (Rick) Harris. He also did Gibbons’ other guitars and does hot rod pinstriping mainly.

    He runs his business for it and mainly does company vehicles but contracts with Gibson for these projects. He had sent me photos on FB as he was in my friends list on a FB before I deleted my account because of censorship that the Left says doesn’t exist.

    He did the N-225 Nighthawk which I own one of also - pictured in case below.

    If you want him to do work for you too contact him. He’s a good guy, honest and you can trust him with your Guitar. He had offered to do a Les Paul Futura which is a Silver Champagne color that looks bland and boring and wanted it spruced up with pinstriping but I put it aside and never did. I really should, He’s really good. http://rickharrispinstriping.com/

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    He also did Leon Russell’s piano.

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    I wish every LP was wired that way.
     
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    It’s interesting because you just blend the two vols. together to your liking. You get all the regular Les Paul tones anyway without a toggle. But you have just one tone.

    It’s good. I’ve nothing bad to say about the SD Pearly Gates pickups.
     
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    ^ exactly my point, you get everything in a simpler/cleaner setup, though the second tone knob wouldn't break my heart.
     
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