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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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