Just because Gibson Guitars!
August 8, 2017

Here is #1! The 500lbs Les Paul custom.
It was given to me by Patrick Ballantyne. Co-writer of If I Had My Way (song), ALL HELL FOR A BASEMENT, KICKIN STONES and many more.
I was playing big body jazz guitars at the time. Patrick should be credited for turning Big Sugar on to flat out rock and roll volume! The “relic-ing” was all done one gig at a time. One of my honky tonk heroes signed the back of the headstock, Official: Dale Watson! That is a piece of wine cork holding the treble pick-up in. I added the curved arm Bigsby very soon after I got it. I’M A RAM, JOE LOUIS, SKULL RING, that’s what it sounds like.
GJ