Bob Marley Les Paul

Bob Marley loved a couple of things, and Les Pauls were one of them. In 2003, Epiphone paid tribute to the reggae legend with the Bob Marley Tribute Les Paul Special. This guitar features a mahogany body, mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, Grover tuners, Alnico classic humbucker in the neck position and an Alnico hot humbucker in the bridge. The body also has a graphic of the man himself on it, and “One Love” in multi-colored lettering on the headstock. The guitar looks like it has little play time on it, and is in fantastic condition.

Gibson Bob Marley Les Paul

So what are your options if you want to go such an attractive Les Paul? Well, you can shell out a ton of cash for a vintage one or you can spend the same and specially customize a new one (Gibson custom shop only made a limited run of 200, and it has been discontinued). But if you don’t want to drop a ton of coin on a real Gibson, you can of course get a brand new copy of the Bob Marley Les Paul at a fraction of the price.

To meet requirements of these who want a new Bob Marley Les Paul with much less money, we launched the Bob Marley Les Paul copies. Our guitar is a precise duplicate of the original Les Paul guitar. They were replicated totally handmade and in accordance with the original construction and data, the form and measurements and all other parts are just the same as the original one.

All guitars in our custom shop are created by the craftsmen who are famous worldwide. Besides, we also have some professional tuners who are specially responsible for testing and tuning guitars’s tone. Every guitar before shipping, we repeately test and tune to make sure it is nearest to the original one in tone. So you can be assured about the quality…

Billy gibbon les paul copy

Billy Gibbons nicknamed the Reverend Willie G, is best known as the guitar player for the band ZZ Top. He is also the lead vocalist and composer for many of the band’s classic songs. Gibbons is known for playing a classic 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar he calls Miss Pearly Gates. He is known to play his guitar using a quarter or a peso as a pick, lending a distinctive sound to his playing.

So here’s the deal for this list. It is really hard to find out exactly what gear Billy Gibbons uses/has used. We have over 14 different resources we used to get this list together, but there are certainly gaps for you to help fill in. If you check the pictures we have, you’ll see one of billy’s rack from 2008.

Billy is often seen playing a Tokai Les Paul copy often. I think he plays it instead of his old les paul on the road. I have seen him playing it in many live clips from youtube. Tokai made awesome LP copies back in the day. They fetch big bucks now.

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Attention to details can make or break any attempt at reproducing a masterpiece, and this certainly holds true for the new Billy Gibbons ‘Pearly Gates’ Les Paul from Gibson Custom. Take the all nickel hardware, or the lightweight aluminum string-over stopbar that lets you set up the strings just like Billy, or the gold top hat control knobs. There’s also the vintage Kluson-style tulip tuners, and the one-piece mahogany neck with a medium 1959 rounded profile – ala Gibbons – and the same long-neck tenon found in every Les Paul Standard from Gibson’s Golden Era. Each ‘Pearly Gates’ is also equipped with period-correct CTS potentiometers and bumble bee capacitors to help achieve the legendary tone of the original. Are you starting to get the picture yet? Can you hear it? Is your heartbeat racing? Try to settle down … take a deep breathe and relax.

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The Billy Gibbons Les Paul Custom

It’s finally here, and it’s bad to the bone. And now you can own it. Billy Gibbons’ favorite axe has always been his beloved Pearly Gates – a rare 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard with legendary angelic qualities. It has appeared on every track of every ZZ Top album to date, and sings with a “God-like voice” unlike any other guitar. And now, the master craftsmen at Gibson Custom have recreated it in excruciating detail – right down to the last scratch and ding. Gibbons’ legendary Pearly Gates – a rare 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard – is like no other guitar in the world, and now you can own a painstaking replica of this sacred instrument. Admit it; this is the artist model you’ve been waiting for. Now it’s here, so don’t wait any longer. There are three different models for you to choose from – all in very limited quantities. They won’t last long, so act now. The Billy Gibbons ‘Pearly Gates’ Les Paul Standard is now available. Find your nearest authorized Gibson Custom dealer and check it out.

Available Finishes

The Billy Gibbons ‘Pearly Gates’ Les Paul Standard will be produced in a very limited quantity of only 350 guitars – 250 will receive Gibson Custom’s patented V.O.S. finish, 50 will be aged to look exactly like the original Pearly Gates, and another 50 will aged and personally signed and played by Gibbons himself. We know … try and relax … take a deep breath. And remember, we’re not responsible for what happens when you actually play one.

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Billy Gibbons has teamed up with Gibson Guitars to recreate the sacred Pearly Gates – a rare 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar for the guitar lovers. There are three different models replicating every little detail of the legendary guitar, and all are available in very limited quantities of only 350 guitars – 250 will receive Gibson Custom’s patented V.O.S. finish, 50 will be aged to look exactly like the original Pearly Gates, and another 50 will be aged and personally signed and played by Gibbons himself. The maple tops boast a matching Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish, with all nickel hardware, gold top hat control knobs, vintage Kluson-style tulip tuners, and a lightweight aluminum string-over stopbar that lets you set up the strings in Billy’s style.

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Figured maple tops selected just for ‘Pearly Gates’
You won’t believe the figured maple tops. Each one was carefully selected especially for the Gibbons’ ‘Pearly Gates’ model, and each is as beautiful as the top that adorns the original. If choice Les Paul maple tops make do for you, these will make you drool. Get your spittoon ready!
Carefully matched Billy Gibbons Burst finish
Gibson Custom has matched the faded Billy Gibbons Burst finish almost perfectly. You’ll do a double-take the first time you see it. The naturally darkened edges give way to the beautiful patterns of the maple grain. Even the original’s distinct red mahogany back is intact. Granted, no two guitars could ever have exactly the same top and finish. But maybe this is as close as it gets.
Get Billy’s tone with Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbuckers
Gibbons uses Pearly Gates only in the studio. In concert, he relies on Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbuckers to replicate its legendary tone. The Seymour Duncan Web site says they’re “sweet, but slightly rude, with great sustain and a bright top end that make harmonics jump out of the guitar.” Isn’t that what Billy Gibbons does every time he picks up his ‘Pearly Gates?’ Now you can too.

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Set up to play just like Billy’s original Pearly Gates
Attention to details can make or break any attempt at reproducing a masterpiece, and this certainly holds true for the new Billy Gibbons ‘Pearly Gates’ Les Paul from Gibson Custom. Take the all nickel hardware, or the lightweight aluminum string-over stopbar that lets you set up the strings just like Billy, or the gold top hat control knobs. There’s also the vintage Kluson-style tulip tuners, and the one-piece mahogany neck with a medium 1959 rounded profile – ala Gibbons – and the same long-neck tenon found in every Les Paul Standard from Gibson’s Golden Era. Each ‘Pearly Gates’ is also equipped with period-correct CTS potentiometers and bumble bee capacitors to help achieve the legendary tone of the original. Are you starting to get the picture yet? Can you hear it? Is your heartbeat racing? Try to settle down … take a deep breathe and relax.
Gibson Custom is known for its historic recreations of legendary guitars. The Billy Gibbons ‘Pearly Gates’ Les Paul just may be its finest moment. You be the judge. Visit your nearest authorized Gibson Custom dealer and play one of these masterpieces. You know you want to. But you have to hurry. The Billy Gibbons ‘Pearly Gates’ Les Paul will be produced in a very limited quantity of only 350 guitars – 250 will receive Gibson Custom’s patented V.O.S. finish, 50 will be aged to look exactly like the original Pearly Gates, and another 50 will aged and personally signed and played by Gibbons himself. Each one will come with its own certificate of authenticity, and a Gibson Custom Les Paul hardshell case with Billy Gibbons’ signature silkscreened on the front. Once again, settle down. Take a deep breath and relax. And remember, we’re not responsible for what happens when you actually play one.

 

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Figured maple tops selected just for ‘Pearly Gates’
You won’t believe the figured maple tops. Each one was carefully selected especially for the Gibbons’ ‘Pearly Gates’ model, and each is as beautiful as the top that adorns the original. If choice Les Paul maple tops make do for you, these will make you drool. Get your spittoon ready!
Carefully matched Billy Gibbons Burst finish
Gibson Custom has matched the faded Billy Gibbons Burst finish almost perfectly. You’ll do a double-take the first time you see it. The naturally darkened edges give way to the beautiful patterns of the maple grain. Even the original’s distinct red mahogany back is intact. Granted, no two guitars could ever have exactly the same top and finish. But maybe this is as close as it gets.
Gibbons uses Pearly Gates only in the studio. In concert, he relies on Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbuckers to replicate its legendary tone. The Seymour Duncan Web site says they’re “sweet, but slightly rude, with great sustain and a bright top end that make harmonics jump out of the guitar.” Isn’t that what Billy Gibbons does every time he picks up his ‘Pearly Gates?’ Now you can too.
No detail was overlooked, just like you’d want it. There’s all nickel hardware, gold top hat control knobs, vintage Kluson-style tulip tuners, and a lightweight aluminum string-over stopbar that lets you set up the strings just like Billy. The one-piece mahogany neck with a 1959 rounded profile also sports the same long-neck tenon found in every Les Paul Standard from Gibson’s Golden Era. You also get period-correct CTS potentiometers and bumble bee capacitors. It’s all there. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

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Set up to play just like Billy’s original Pearly Gates

Attention to details can make or break any attempt at reproducing a masterpiece, and this certainly holds true for the new Billy Gibbons ‘Pearly Gates’ Les Paul from Gibson Custom. Take the all nickel hardware, or the lightweight aluminum string-over stopbar that lets you set up the strings just like Billy, or the gold top hat control knobs. There’s also the vintage Kluson-style tulip tuners, and the one-piece mahogany neck with a medium 1959 rounded profile – ala Gibbons – and the same long-neck tenon found in every Les Paul Standard from Gibson’s Golden Era. Each ‘Pearly Gates’ is also equipped with period-correct CTS potentiometers and bumble bee capacitors to help achieve the legendary tone of the original. Are you starting to get the picture yet? Can you hear it? Is your heartbeat racing? Try to settle down … take a deep breathe and relax.

 

‘Pearly Gates’ may be the best historic replica yet

Gibson Custom is known for its historic recreations of legendary guitars. The Billy Gibbons ‘Pearly Gates’ Les Paul just may be its finest moment. You be the judge. Visit your nearest authorized Gibson Custom dealer and play one of these masterpieces. You know you want to. But you have to hurry. The Billy Gibbons ‘Pearly Gates’ Les Paul will be produced in a very limited quantity of only 350 guitars – 250 will receive Gibson Custom’s patented V.O.S. finish, 50 will be aged to look exactly like the original Pearly Gates, and another 50 will aged and personally signed and played by Gibbons himself. Each one will come with its own certificate of authenticity, and a Gibson Custom Les Paul hardshell case with Billy Gibbons’ signature silkscreened on the front. Once again, settle down. Take a deep breath and relax. And remember, we’re not responsible for what happens when you actually play one.