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. No word on when, no word on how much, but we’re happy to hear that this masterpiece from the master of mojo will multiply.