Billy Gibbons’ Les Paul is named Pearly Gates (often Miss Pearly Gates). The guitar rolled out of the factory in 1959, a year that most guitarist and collectors believe was the pinnacle of guitar manufacturing, if not just magical. Gibbons purchased the guitar used for reportedly $250. Even without Gibbons’ celebrity status attached to the guitar the value is well over $100.000.
It started like any other love…intrigue, a brief period of unrequited longing, excuses made to visit the college computer store and lame attempts at small talk with the salespeople. A fond touch here. A wistful glance there. Sweet subtle smiles.