Have mercy! The New Billy F. Gibbons Guitar Has A Wild New Pickup System
The ZZ Top man's new signature guitar enables you to load different pickups in a split second
Just got paid? Then you might want to consider checking out the The Billy F. Gibbons Special, the new signature electric from French company Wild Custom Guitars, featuring their unique rotating pickup system, Gyrock that's already been described as "a game-changer" by Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus.
The guitar itself has a gorgeous hot-rod-inspired design, while the company's newly -designed Gyrock system promises instant and seamless pickup changes thanks to an ingenious barrel-shaped pickup loading bay which allows you to effortlessly rotate the pin, granting immediate access to a number of different pickups.
And, handily, the guitar comes with the 'Billy F. Gibbons signature pickup set', including a Wild Customs’ humbucker Gibbons has nicknamed “The Grizzly”, Wild Customs’ P90 “The Jalapeño”, a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates BFG signature, a Seymour Duncan Red Devil BFG signature, a Seymour Duncan Lipstick Tube, a Seymour Duncan Antiquity™ Strat Texas Hot. Expansion packs are also available.
This is paired with a three-ply Canadian maple neck – joined to the body via threaded bushings and mechanical bolts – as well as a Brazilian pau ferro fretboard, which features a 10”-16” compound radius and 22 Medium Jumbo frets.
Other more tame appointments include Mother of Pearl inlays, Schertler open-gear tuners and a bone nut.
A French company, Wild Customs were established in 2008 and since then have designed electric guitars for artists like Adam Clayton (U2), Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses), Mike Dirnt (Green Day) and such as Brent Hinds (Mastodon).
The Wild Custom Billy Gibbons signature guitar is available now for $9,999.
For more information go to Wild Custom Guitars.
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By Rod Brakes
By Rod Brakes