Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom Antique Silverburst is aged to Match His #1 Guitar, and Signed by Adam Jones. This limited-edition Gibson Custom Shop model exactly replicates Adam’s #1 guitar – his prized original Silverburst 1979 Gibson Les Paul™ Custom. The finish has been expertly aged and duplicates the original guitar, as do all the other details – right down to a mounted replica of his headstock mirror and the included custom Adam Jones hardshell case. Only 79 of these guitars, personally hand-signed and numbered by Adam, will be built by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop.
Adam Jones is one of rock’s most talented and sonically innovative guitarists, from multi-platinum selling and multiple Grammy Award® winning band Tool. Jones has been rated the 75th-greatest guitarist of all time by the Rolling Stone and placed ninth in Guitar World’s Top 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists. With experience in special effects and set design in the Hollywood film industry, Jones is also the director of the majority of Tool’s music videos.
Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as “The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd.” in Kalamazoo, Michigan to make mandolin-family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian. www.gibson.com