The Billy Gibbons Les Paul Mod
I read in a recent guitar mag that Billy has the tops of his Les Pauls and the fretboard taken off so they can scoop out wood from the body and the neck. How much wood I do not know. It of course makes it weigh less, but also gives him some serious tone (i.e. maybe more resonance). After playing an ES 335 I can appreciate the idea (at least for the body aspect). Has anyone else heard this or done this?
Gibbons played with G3 in Houston last year and his tone was HUGE. U could hear him way over Joe, Steve and John. I was fortunate to have aftershow passes and I asked Steve what Gibbons was playing through and he stated the LP straight into one of Joe's Marshalls.