Billy Gibbons, best known as the leader and guitarist for ZZ Top has teamed up with Gibson Guitars to recreate his magical 1959 Gibson Les Paul Guitar known as Pearly Gates, exclusively for 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.
Out of the total 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. Billy is renowned for playing his guitar using a quarter or a peso as a pick, lending a distinctive sound to his style, and for his extensive use of harmonics. The higher-end version retails for $25,882, while the other two carry a price tag of $15,294 and $11,176 respectively.