The Man, or better yet, the living Legend, needs no introduction. Known the world over for his unmistakable style, his love for all things Custom, cutting-edge guitar designs, jaw-dropping Custom Cars and Hotrods, and generally for being the best incarnation of COOL, it was only a matter of time and alignment of the stars before BILLY F GIBBONS and WILD CUSTOM GUITARS crossed paths.
With graphics inspired by the Rev’s latest Hotroded ‘34 Ford Coupe “WHISKEY RUNNER”, and loaded with our GYROCK Pickup System sporting BFG’s signature pickup set (the classic Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates & Red Devil, along with our custom wound Humbucker dubbed “The Grizzly” by the man himself), ultra-lightweight construction, she’s as Bold and Spicy as a Texas Hot Sauce!
In Billy’s own words: “Now to get down to thrashing’ on this thing…! WoooooooWeeeeee…!”
Instant and seamless pickup swapping
Billy F. Gibbons is known for playing mainly on the bridge pickup. We’ve redesigned the Gyrock pickup system to be as close as possible to his playing ways.
Gyrock is a revolutionary concept but is above all, extremly userfriendly. Swap out the different pickup modules in the back of your guitar, flip them around and mix & match the combinations. Besides the Gyrock, your controls remain simple with a volume and a tone.
On top of the innovative Gyrock pickup system, the Billy F. Gibbons Special features some of the finest hardware you can expect on an electric guitar. The high-end Babicz bridge, the electronic components, the Swiss-made Schertler open gear tuners, the hand shaped bone nut and all the guitar hardware will bring you years of playing enjoyment.
Tribute to the legend
The Billy F. Gibbons Special is widely inspired by the “Whiskey Runner”, BFG’s latest Hotrod. As many Hotrods or Custom Cars in BFG’s private collection, the “Whiskey Runner” has been designed by Jimmy Shine at the Shine Speed Shop… The “Whiskey Runner” grille has been etched on the black scratch plate with the signature BFG cigar smoking logo to give the Billy F. Gibbons Special an incredible Kustom Kulture flair.
The trussrod cover is etched with BFG’s signature
The guitar body is made of East European Alder. Priced for its lighter weight, we went one step farther and chambered the body with a “honey comb” structure to match with Billy F. Gibbons lightness requirements. The “honey comb” structure enhances resonance and sustain.
With balanced lows, mids and highs, Alder’s characteristic tone has been a part of some of the most enduring pieces of modern day contemporary music.
The snap and pop of the bolt-on guitar neck emphasizes note definition. It adds a sharpness and firmness that contributes to a tone that cuts through. Instead of the traditional screws we are using threaded bushings and mechanical bolts to enhance the neck durability and ease installation & tuning.
The guitar neck is made of Canadian maple, a very hard and dense wood providing a bright tone, with long sustain and a lot of bite. The fretboard is made of Brazilian pau ferro. It makes for a warm rich sounding guitar with great resonance and volume. The three piece construction enhances the neck stability, in the same way the neck volute prevents headstock breaks.
Billy F. Gibbons’ pickup signature set
> Wild Customs’ humbucker “The Grizzly”
> Wild Customs’ P90 “The Jalapeño”
> S. Duncan Pearly Gates BFG signature
> S. Duncan Red Devil BFG signature
> S. Duncan Lipstick Tube
> S. Duncan Antiquity™ Strat Texas Hot
Expansion packs are available on demand with lot of pickup references for unlimited tonal options.
CONSTRUCTION METHOD Bolt-on neck construction
TONE WOOD / BODY Premium East European Alder chambered with "honey comb" structure
TONE WOOD / NECK 3-ply Canadian maple
TONE WOOD / FRETBOARD Pau Ferro
SCALE LENGTH 25'5" / 648mm
NECK PROFILE C Shape / standard thin
RADIUS 10-16" compound radius
FRETS 22 medium jumbo
NUT Bone nut
INLAYS Mother of Pearl
MACHINE HEADS Schertler open gear
GYROCK PICKUP SYSTEM Featuring the BFG signature pickup set
CONTROLS 1 tone / 1 volume
HARDCASE Unbreakable custom case by Nanukcase
Misc. Delivered with a leather strap & COA
Instrument + accessories incl. custom costs & shippingbuy / $ 6999