#1
Just out of curiosity, does anyone know why Gibson has never released the "white washed" version of a LesPaul that Buckethead plays? I have no idea whether he is endorsed by Gibson or not... but his LesPaul is sexy, and one would think Gibson would want him on board. Just curious if anyone knows.
#2
Bucket Head Plays alot of guitars and I think some are custom made for him or upgraded by a third party. Also Did you ever think Buckethead didn't want to be endorsed?
#3
he may be a little to eccentric for the masses. not everybody shreds with a KFC bucket on their head.
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#4
^^I figured that was part of it... I just wasn't sure. Hints why I was asking.

Yeah, I had heard he had upgraded the LesPaul Custom himself, but I also figured Gibson would pay good money to capitalize on his underground fame. So, I was just curious if anyone knew anything I didn't.
#5
I doubt he'd let them make a sig model.

there's very little info on it anyway, so i'd assume he's protective of it.
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#7
Why would they pay to capitalize on underground fame when they can actually make money on mainstream fame?
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#8
Mr. Buckethead seems like quite the introvert. He probably wouldn't enjoy a bunch of Gibson engineers poking at his guitar, then launching a new "BUCKETHEAD WHITEWASH GIBSON CUSTOM. BUCKET NOT INCLUDED". He wouldn't want all the attention. My theory at least.
#9
he's got more than enough attention allready i think. He's everywhere on youtube, don't think a signature guitar would make any difference on his popularity.
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#10
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he's got more than enough attention allready i think. He's everywhere on youtube, don't think a signature guitar would make any difference on his popularity.


That was my thought too... it's "underground popularity" but YouTube has made him fairly mainstream metal... so it would just be easy money. But I do see the point about the Gibson engineers and whatnot... I just didn't want to be argumentative.
#12
i assume the guitar is personal to him, probably doesnt want all us noobs with the exact same geetar
#13
Releasing a signature model might not be too good an idea for someone like Buckethead because it's not exactly gonna guarantee his sound because he uses so much different gear.
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#14
Apparently Buckethead is pretty hard to find too and he doesnt like being in the spotlight. Read up on him a little bit. He seems a pretty shy and timid person. I dont think he wants everyone going around with guitars like his with BUCKETHEAD on the headstock.
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#15
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Apparently Buckethead is pretty hard to find too and he doesnt like being in the spotlight. Read up on him a little bit. He seems a pretty shy and timid person. I dont think he wants everyone going around with guitars like his with BUCKETHEAD on the headstock.



True he hates being the center of the attention, that is one of the reasons for the mask.

Ts, I would suggest making your own guitar, just buy a nice Epiphone or a Gibson if you have the money, and modify it like Buckethead did
#16
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I'm pretty sure it's just a gibson les paul painted with some Dimarzios stuck in there and a killswitch.
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It's a custom made baritone les paul, with (people assume (I've yet to see a source)) Dimarzios and a killswitch. But nobody (that I've seen) knows the neck thickness or the specific model of dimarzios or the tuners or the bridge etc.
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#18
It's a brand of pickups like seymour duncan or EMG
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#19
Baritone Les Paul, extended neck, thicker neck, much larger body than usual + no tone control (or is it no volume control? = not a lot of profit if Gibson wanted to make a sig guitar for him, even though I doubt he'd agree to it anyway.
#20
It's not a baritone guitar... the scale length is simply longer due to him being so tall.

The main wood is from the 1959 years, but it's been enlarged somehow. The fingerboard is also ebony with 24 frets.

The guitar has one tone and one volume knob, with the killswitch and 3-way switch placed in place of the other tone and volume knobs. Where the 3-way switch used to be is now filled in.

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#21
hmmmmmmm.

Why not just do a whitewash, killswitch series and leave his name off?
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