Billy Gibbon's Recent Tele (2019)- Anyone See This?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by harold h, Nov 7, 2019 at 5:09 AM.

  1. harold h

    harold h Friend of Leo's

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    A friend saw him recently at a casino and he was using this Tele with
    a natural finish and red and green splattered or sanded back finish.

    It appears per Youtube that he is using this one a lot lately.

    I had never seen this one before- anyone know what it is or who made
    it for him?


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  2. dlew919

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    Some kind of custom job?


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  3. Mr_Martin

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    Musekatcher Tele-Afflicted

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    That hurts my eyes, lol. But all hail BG!
     
  5. Mr_Martin

    Mr_Martin Tele-Afflicted

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    Here some of the Bolin Guitars.
    The logo on the Tele at about 3:10 looks like the guitar on your photo

     
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    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I think the headstock decal is different... but I’m not sure


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  7. Roman4405

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    Man I love Billy Gibbons, just one cool ************. That Tele is pretty damn sweet, anyone know what kind of pickup is in it?
     
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    Cross post. I’m deferring to your judgement.


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  9. Mr_Martin

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    The Bass at 5:30 and the guitar at 15:30 have a similar design:

     
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    Apply weird wallpaper and overspray....express yourself.
     
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  11. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Yep. Stickers.
     
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  12. ab2012

    ab2012 Tele-Holic

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    Bolin guitar...that’s one of his trademarks on the headstock.
     
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    Definitely Bolin...
     
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    He could be playing a Squier and still get the same sound.
     
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    He played this one at the Texas International Pop Festival a few weeks ago. I didn't count how many guitars he used (several) and they ALL sounded like Billy Gibbons playing. He had a small wall of Magnatone amps, although those coulda been for show.....for all I know, he used an old Deluxe with a line-out to the PA.
     
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    That's what Keef once said I think - to paraphrase; "give me any guitar and in 5 minutes I'll make it sound like me"
     
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    According to his tech via youtube video, all his guitars are run through an equalizer and come out sounding like his favorite LP bridge PU.
     
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    from the DunlopTV video, while looking at a Bolin tele, Mr. G says "...chambered body, chambered neck, chambered headstock..." then they cut the clip.

    what's left? chambered frets, chambered strings, chambered chambers.

    Nice stuff all around, and he's so laid back.
     
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    I may be getting old and my eyes fading, but I'm pretty sure there are no strings on that guitar, not that Billy that would stop Billy. (This was a poor attempt at humor)
     
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    I see strings in OP.
     
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