As unique as it is arresting, the whole-top anodized black aluminum pickguard on this Gibson Custom Shop Engraved Les Paul Special features an angler’s dream tableau hand engraved by Darryl Thornbury. This master engraver has been perfecting his art for over 35 years. Even the pickup and truss-rod covers are engraved. The Gibson luthier who commissioned the piece also happens to make part of his living as a pro fisherman. The luxury doesn’t stop with the engraving; an ebony fretboard with pearl trapezoid inlays, Gibson humbuckers, pearl logo on the headstock, and ebony finish throughout create a visually stunning instant collectible.
This was a one off custom model, there not only doesn’t seem to be many produced, you rarely (if ever) find them for sale on the open market.