"Man, I like this thing!" Watch Billy Gibbons play the blues on a cardboard Strat

Matt Sorum (left) and Billy Gibbons perform at Goodnoise Studio
(Image credit: Signal/YouTube)

In the annals of bands known for brandishing outlandish and strange instruments, few hold a candle to the Little Ol' Band From Texas, ZZ Top.  

After all, you're talking about a trio that used custom-made "spinning fur" guitars in one of their most famous music videos, and whose bassist made headlines last year for wielding a 17-string (!) bass guitar at a concert in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.