Back in January (doesn't that seem like three lifetimes ago?) the Gibson Custom Shop confirmed that an Adam Jones Silverburst Les Paul was in the works (opens in new tab).
Since then, we've heard little about the long-rumored and buzzed-about guitar, which is based on the Tool guitarist’s original 1979 Les Paul Custom Silverburst. Now though, Gibson has confirmed on social media that the instrument is entering production.
“Yes it’s #official,” wrote Gibson CMO Cesar Gueikian in an Instagram post (opens in new tab) featuring him posing with Jones, who's holding a finished example of the guitar.
Yes it’s #official @adamjones_tv @toolmusic @gibsoncustom @gibsonguitar @epiphone #gibson #theoriginal #1979 #lespaul #custom #adamjones #invincible @talldaddy90210 📷 by my own @mitchgconrad Cesar (Gibson) (opens in new tab)
A photo posted by @gueikian on Jun 27, 2020 at 7:05am PDT
Jones made an Instagram post (opens in new tab) of his own, captioning a photo of Silverburst body blanks at the Gibson Custom Shop with “It doesn’t get more official than this. Gibson Signature Guitars now in production!”
Frustratingly, we still have no concrete information about the guitar other than its finish, but we'll be sure to let you know as soon as we learn more.
~ It doesn’t get more OFFICIAL than this* 🤘🏽🔥🎸 @adamjones_tv Gibson Signature Guitars now in production! 🌊🤘🏽 @gibsonguitar @gibsoncustom @gueikian @talldaddy90210 @toolmusic #gibson #gibsonguitars #adamjones #adamjonestool #vintagesilverburst #lespaul #silverburstlespaul #silverburst #gibsonsilverburst Adam Jones (opens in new tab)
A photo posted by @adamjones_tv on Jun 26, 2020 at 1:13pm PDT
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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