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Brighton, United Kingdom



  • Brand new 2016 Gibson Les Paul Standard, put through the Joe Doe time machine and sent back to 1989.

  • Intense razor blade relic'ing

  • Aged binding with amber nitro overspray

  • A (faux) transplanted gold top neck from a '57 Gibson Les Paul complete with 'Terry Bird and The Pocket Rockets' decals.

  •  Original, aged Grover tuners, circa 1980

  • Bone nut

  • Custom made 'Terry Bird' rocket truss rod cover

  • Vintage and original Dimarzio Super Distortion humbuckers, circa 1980's

  • Original brass bridge posts from actual 1976 Gibson LP

  • Standard wiring, 500k CTS pots, Orange Capacitors

  • Aged knobs

  • Aged jack plate

  • Customised 'Heavy Mental' poker chip

  • Custom cut scratch plate (original included)

  • Gibson hard case

THE MONSTER (1989/1957)

Owner; Travis Bird Jnr (body, 1989) and Terry Bird Snr (neck, 1957)

Travis Bird Jnr, lead guitarist with heavy metal band Heavy Mental, snapped the neck clean off his beloved Gibson Les Paul while playing at Rowdy's RockHouse in Smalltown, Dallas, 1989.  In need of a hasty replacement, Travis took (without asking) his fathers' beloved '57 goldtop and performed a transplant worthy of Dr Frankenstein. The guitar has since remained intact to this day, the father/son relationship less so.

(Well that's the story we're telling at Joe Doe Guitars...)