BILLY GIBBONS PINSTRIPE GOLDTOP VOS

Billy F. Gibbons doesn’t pull any stylistic or tonal punches, so you’d expect his take on the seminal Les Paul Goldtop to be a knockout—and it is.

The first ground-up revision of Gibson’s stunning original solidbody electric in over 60 years is a masterpiece of style. In addition to its luscious goldtop finish, it features a unique pinstripe design created by Billy himself, which is hand-recreated one at a time by respected hotrod-pinstripe artist Rick Harris and a Gibson artist trained personally by Rick. Sonically and visually, the guitar blows the doors off the venue with a neck profile measured precisely from the Rev’s own Les Paul, ultra-light construction, custom electronics, and a pair of Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates pickups.

150 Billy F. Gibbons Goldtops will be carefully hand-aged, with 50 of them played and hand-signed by Billy himself; each of these will have the added kitsch of a Texas-shaped “buckle rash” wear pattern adorning its back. A further 150 VOS models round out the Limited Run of 300 guitars.

Body and Top
This stealth tone machine is astoundingly comfortable and resonant, with a chambered body crafted from a single piece of mahogany and a classic maple top.
Heavenly Sounding Pickups
Billy’s choice of pickups are his signature Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates pickups.
Legendary Looks
A custom pinstripe design created by Billy himself and reproduced by legendary hotrod pinstriping artist Rick Harris fires up a hand-aged goldtop finish.
Customized Controls
Billy’s choice of two volume controls and master tone—with no selector switch—lets you dial in tonal nuance on the fly.
Authentic Playing Feel
An authentic ’50s neck profile has been reproduced from precise measurement of Billy’s very own goldtop.
Billy F. Gibbons Extras
In addition to a Certificate of Authenticity, as a quirky custom touch 150 hand-aged guitars will have a Texas-shaped “buckle rash” wear pattern on the back, and their COAs will be engraved and leather-bound.

Body

Top Hard Plain Maple
Back Genuine Mahogany
Binding Single-ply Cream
Adhesive Franklin Titebond

Body

Neck

Species Genuine Mahogany Neck with a Maple Spline
Profile ’50s Gibbons
Truss Rod Reissue Truss Rod Assembly
Joint Angle 4° (+/- 15 seconds)

Neck

Neck Fit

Joint Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive Hot Hide Glue
Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005″

Neck Fit

Fingerboard

Species Rosewood
Radius 12″
Binding Single-ply Cream
Inlays Nitrocellulose Trapezoid
Nut/E.O.B 1.687/2.062
Adhesive Hot Hide Glue

Fingerboard

Nut

Material Nylon
Width 1.687
Slots Gibson PLEK System

Nut

Headstock

Inlay Holly Headstock with ‘Gibson’ Pearl Logo
Truss Rod Cover Vintage
Angle 17 Degrees

Headstock

Tuners

Model Kluson™ Deluxe
Tuning Ratio 12:01
Plating Nickel

Tuners

Bridge

Type ABR
Plating Nickel

Bridge

Tailpiece

Type Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
Plating Nickel

Bridge

Hardware

Knobs Gold Top Hats
Pickup Mounting Rings Cream
Control Plate Cover Black
Strings .008 – .040
Strap Buttons Aluminum Gibson End Pins

Hardware

Pickups

Neck Position Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates
Bridge Position Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates

Pickups

Electronics

Potentiometers 2 Volume Controls
1 Tone Control
Capacitors BumbleBee
Output Jack 1/4″ Mono

Electronics

Finish

Goldtop VOS

Goldtop Aged
Sealer Nitrocellulose
Process 1-1.5 mils

Case

Type Custom Shop Hardshell

Case

Accessories

Certificate of Authenticity ‘Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop Certifcate of Authenticity in Leather Bound Folder