Is it just me or do Allen and Gary's solos all sound very scripted and when they play them live they don't variate from the album solo.

Gaines seemed to be the only one who was improvising on stage. I'd label him the best guitarist in Skynyrd, although he obviously didn't write some of the most iconic riffs..

My Gear:
-Fender American 1962 Stratocaster Reissue
-1984 Marshall JCM 800 2204
-Ibanez Wh-10 Original
-Boss DS-2 Distortion
-Boss CE-5 Chorus
With 3 guitar players in the band i figure it was important to the band that each guitarist stick to the song as much as possible. I can imagine things getting rather cluttered if one or two of them start deviating from the rehearsed versions.