Billy Gibbons Original Bolin Gold Top Pinstriped by himself
Billy F. Gibbons doesn’t pull any stylistic or tonal punches, so you’d expect his take on the seminal Les Paul Goldtop to be a knockout—and it is.
The first ground-up revision of Gibson’s stunning 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
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
The remarkable pinstripe design is meticulously painted onto each guitar top by the steady hands of acclaimed artist Rick
Harris and a Gibson Custom artist that was trained by Harris himself. Since the design is hand painted, each Billy Gibbons Goldtop Les Paul pinstripe is very slightly different making each one unique
A pair of Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates
pickups dish out that classic Texas blues-rock tone that helped define Gibbons' legendary sound. Seymour Duncan describes these pickups as “sweet, but slightly rude, with great sustain and a bright top end that make harmonics jump out of the guitar.”
The electronics in Gibson Custom Billy Gibbons Goldtop Les Paul have been modified to BFG's preferred specs. The pickups have each been routed through independent volume controls and a master tone control; the pickup selector toggle has been removed at Gibbons'
At NAMM 2012 we saw up close in person what fans have so far only been lucky enough to see on stage – this amazing heavily aged Gibson Custom Shop Goldtop belonging to Billy Gibbons. Not only did Billy do the pinstriping
himself, he even did all the aging by hand. We have to say, he absolutely killed it. Billy’s hot rodding roots are clearly the inspiration for the retro detailing. The three knob setup is volume/volume/master tone and the body is chambered. Look at the
belt buckle rash on the back – it’s Texas! We wouldn’t be surprised if Billy was bad ass enough that all his belt buckle rash on every guitar he plays took that shape.
The best news? Gibson is planning to produce this
guitar. We’re happy to hear that this masterpiece from the master of mojo will multiply.
The Les Paul Gold Top of rock immortal Billy Gibbons is bought back to life in this very special 1957 Gold Top Reissue featuring Billy's own, original pinstripe design. With the pattern drawn on carefully by hand, each Billy Gibbons Gold top
has a unique touch and a bit of magic that you won't find on any other guitar, other than maybe the original, of course!
Naturally, the Billy Gibbons Les Paul doesn't stop there. With tone that screams rock perfection, the classic combo
of a chambered, one-piece mahogany body and Duncan Pearly Gates pickups recreate Gibbons' famous tone flawlessly. The cuts of wood for the neck and fingerboard are also, obviously amongst Gibsons best, and to round off this very-collectible package - this
Aged Billy Gibbons 57 Gold Top comes with certificate of authenticity, hard case, and Billy's choice Reverend Willy strings, designed in collaboration with Gibbons himself. 1 of only 100 worldwide, this Aged Billy Gibbons Gold Top has added attention to detail
with the wear on Billy's originals carefully replicated for a fantastic played-in look and feel.