This is one wicked Gibson, for a great interview you can read more at Modern Guitars
This is a small exrtract from the interview.
Yes, they're only building 25 Custom Shop Masterbuilt Les Pauls with my name on them. Edwin Wilson was Gibson's master builder and he worked with my guitar tech, Scott Appelton. Gibson had Gary Brawer figure out the best set up for the guitar. It's a great guitar these guys have pulled together.
I've been working with Gibson forever and have always loved Gibsons. I've worked for years with Gibson's CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, even though we never had a contract.
During the 1970s and 1980s Gibson did use my likeness, but we never signed anything. This new Signature model is the first time we struck a formal written deal for a guitar with my name on it.
I intend on working more with Gibson on other models -- I have a lot of design ideas and Henry's given me the green light to work the way we did on the Les Paul. I'll do the same sort of thing to future models, like doing the hot rodding thing.