The Gibson Gary Rossington Signature Les Paul guitar was introduced in 2002 and made until around 2004. Gibsons Custom, Art & Historic division are teamed up with Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist and hard-driving, southern rocker Rossington to produce this limited edition model based on his 1959 Les Paul. The finish on the Rossington Les Paul is aged by Gibson finish artist Tom Murphy to replicate Rossington's instrument.
At one point Rossington broke the headstock and used a pair of small screws to repair it. While this signature model replicates the screws, it does not replicate the neck break. ther features of the Rossington Les Paul include a figured maple top with one-piece mahogany back and Rossington sunburst finish, nickel-plated 57 Classic pickups, aged nickel hardware, a 59 Les Paul neck, rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays and cream pickguard.
The Gibson Gary Rossington Signature Les Paul was a limited edition model only 250 were be produced. Each came with a Les Paul reissue case, Skynyrd Certificate of Authenticity, wall-hanging display case with photo backdrop, Custom care kit and Gibson/Skynyrd grease monkey shirt.