One of the biggest dreams for a young luthier is to pass one of the own creations for the living legend, one & only Billy Gibbons! This happened to me in summer 2016 in Hamina, Finland.

I was in contact to ZZ TOP guitar tech E.Fransic during the spring and got all the most important specs for Billy and I tried to do my best. All went well and Reverend accepted my work. He was so pleased that he wanted to use it in the next show right away. (Check out the video link)

He did take it with him on his bus and the last I saw it, it had a couple of his stickers on it. So he digs it if he’s decorating it.

-E.Francis (Guitar tech of ZZ TOP)

That´s true that Gibbons has maybe hundreds of guitars but still this is kind of thing that you will remember the rest of your life. This becomes part of your brand.



Model: Mr Deadwood
Date: 7/2016
Body: Karelian Deadwood Pine
Neck: Canadian Rock Maple
Fretboard: Canadian Rock Maple
Neck profile: ´59 LP (23-24mm)
Scale: 24,75″
Nut: 42,5mm Elk Bone
Fretboard radius: 9,5 to 10″
Frets: 21 – Wagner 2,4/1,2mm Stainless Steel
Hardware: Aged Nickel/Aluminium
Tuners: Gotoh “Deluxe”
Bridge: Vuorensaku Custom 1/2 Tele
Pickup: Vuorensaku El Kamiina P90
Controls: Volume & Tone, Tele plate
Finish: Aged Natural
Owner: Billy Gibbons