Billy Gibbons - or the Reverend Willie G, as he's sometimes known - has a guitar collection as big as the state of Texas. But the ZZ Top guitarist would be lost without a certain Les Paul said to have 'divine connections.'
Pearly Gates, Gibbons' treasured '59 sunburst Les Paul, has been featured on every single ZZ Top album. The guitarist claims it has a "God-like voice," unlike that of any other instrument he's ever played.
Players hoping to emulate that famous, down-and-dusty Billy Gibbons blues-based sound can try to pick with a Mexican peso - his plectrum of choice - or they can buy one of the 350 limited edition Pearly Gates Les Paul Standards Gibson has recently produced.
The Pearly Gates models are replicated in excruciating detail, aged to look just like the real McCoy, with every scratch and ding right where it should be. Pesos (and beards!) are not included.