Saw ZZ Top Last Night and Have a Question

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Gibbons opened with something that looked like an SG with a Flying V neck.

Is that a standard if obscure Gibson model or a special all of his own?
 

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I believe it's a Gibson Custom Shop model made for him, not sure if they ever offered them for sale though.
 

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Someone on another forumsuggested it's a Bolin, custom made for him.

Great show BTW. Elwood is filling Dusty's shoes very well. The highlight though, was Jeff Beck joining in for the encores.

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Gibbons opened with something that looked like an SG with a Flying V neck.

Is that a standard if obscure Gibson model or a special all of his own
Someone on another forumsuggested it's a Bolin, custom made for him.

Great show BTW. Elwood is filling Dusty's shoes very well. The highlight though, was Jeff Beck joining in for the encores.

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TNX for posting that, YOU MADE MY DAY ! What is Billy G playing ? I thought it was a Black Beauty CUSTOM at 1st but that headstock, NOPE ! We kno he is a big Modifier but......IDK......if that's a GIBSON, someone did a great job. Magnatone Amps=MONSTERS !
Elwood looks, and plays the part for sure !
 

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Albert King had a flying V with an open book headstock.... coincidence? I think not....

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TNX for posting that, YOU MADE MY DAY ! What is Billy G playing ? I thought it was a Black Beauty CUSTOM at 1st but that headstock, NOPE ! We kno he is a big Modifier but......IDK......if that's a GIBSON, someone did a great job. Magnatone Amps=MONSTERS !
Elwood looks, and plays the part for sure !
He started the set with the Bolin SG/V, then switched to what I think was a vintage Gretsch Gretsch-alike in an LP style unit, "Legs" or "Sharp Dressed Man" (can't remember which) with the furry guitars, then finished up with a pukka LP.
 


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