The historic axes from the Three Kings tour.
1958 Gibson Explorer and Flying V
Originally purchased by a pair of Cincinnati brothers in 1958, this matched set of “Holy Grail” Gibsons is called upon during the Albert King portion of the set. The story goes that one of the brothers, named Big Ed, agreed to sell the Explorer to former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito on one condition: Vito would need to buy his brother’s ’58 V as well. Ed’s brother was a lefty, so they kept both pickguards on and simply retooled the bridge and added fret markers.