Figured maple tops selected just for ‘Pearly Gates:’ Each one was carefully selected especially for the Gibbons’ ‘Pearly Gates’ model, and each is as beautiful as the top that adorns the original.
Carefully matched Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish: Gibson Custom has matched the faded Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish almost perfectly. 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.
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.
Built like Billy’s original Pearly Gates in every way: No detail was overlooked. 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.