The Texas rockers have used the same tone formula for decades, but when it comes to gear and making a statement, they’re kings of style.

The newest guitar in Gibbons aresenal is this chambered T-style made in tandem with luthier Charles Whitfill. The pickups are made by Onamac Windery, both the visible one in the bridge, and a hidden pickup near the end of the fretboard.

ZZ Top’s guitar and bass tech, Elwood Francis, explains the ins and outs of the newest guitars and basses that Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill have out on the road for 2015.