Have mercy! The New Billy F. Gibbons Guitar Has A Wild New Pickup System

Billy Gibbons guitar
(Image credit: Wild Customs)

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.

Billy Gibbons guitar

Wild Custom's new Gyrock system that allows you to swap out pickups easily.  (Image credit: Wild Customs)

Wild Custom Billy Gibbons signature

The Billy F. Gibbons Special (Image credit: Wild Custom Guitars)

Billy Gibbons guitar

(Image credit: Wild Customs)

Billy Gibbons guitars

(Image credit: Wild Customs)

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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