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On Buck's [official website](http://www.buckdharma.com/Guitar/GuitarGallry.shtml), it says, " This guitar was used live a lot in the late '70s, after Buck bought it in Boston after a show. This Les Paul Black Beauty featured 3 Bill Lawrence pickups, two humbucking and one "blade" in the center position."more
Josh Portman posted a picture of his favorite guitars, in which the Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty is shown. "Happy Tuesday from me and my five favorite children! '86 Alpine White Les Paul Custom, '78 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty w/ maple neck, '88 Fender Mary Kaye Blonde '57 Reissue P-Bass, Charvel Warren DeMartini Signature Snake, and my original Washburn Nuno Bettencourt N4, signed by the man himself!"more
When I saw him in September of 2016 it appeared that the strap was held on with duct tape and the pickup switch is completely covered up. The guitar is decorated with silver sharpie and says "Stay Heavy". In this video from March earlier the same year, it looks like Dave was playing the same guitar. "The Les Pauls are pretty much the only guitars I play with as far as Weedeater goes", Dave Shepherd in Fret12 Q&A videomore