Is This pearly gates Billy Gibbons is playing here?

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  1. theruley

    theruley Member

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    I know that he doesnt take it out on the road anymore, but this is a pretty old clip and his guitar sounds just awesome!

    It may be a Gibson re-issue, or a Bolan build, but it looks like it could be his original pearly gates?

     
  2. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    That's not Pearly. Maybe one of the Pearly reissues. Top doesn't look "right" to me in this video, but that could be stage lighting.
     
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    That's not Pearly. It's easy to tell the original from all the others. Notice the area between the neck tone knob and the strap button? It doesn't have any woodgrain in this area. It looks like a bald spot.

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  4. Ron Kirn

    Ron Kirn Gold Supporting Member

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    personally I think what were hearing is about 1% Pickups, 99% Gibbons...

    Ron Kirn
     
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    Here is some Pearly.
     
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    It's kinda weird to me but Dusty and Frank just looked like younger versions of themselves in this video. Billy looked like a completely different person. It's even more dramatic than Gandalf the Grey v. Gandalf the White.
     
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    Just watched OPs vid. Definitely not Pearly. Plus why would he remove the poker chip and risk losing it? How about Dusty Hill's bass? Too cool! Probably a Bolin.
     
  8. Corinthian

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    Most people take off the poker chip when they take off the pickguard. Looks better that way.
     
  9. danelectro

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    That's not Pearly nor a Pearly reissue. It looks to be a run-of-the-mill modern day Les Paul Standard. Billy likes them lightweight so its most likely a chambered version.
     

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