Custom Inlaid Bell Shaped Truss Rod Cover
'Aces and Eights'
Each one of these custom pearl inlaid truss rod covers is meticulousness machined by CNC and assembled by hand. The result are some of the most amazing inlays we've seen and each cover is truly a work of art.
This truss rod cover is the 'Aces and Eights' theme (more info below) and is made with a Sapelle Mahogany base inlaid with 5 pieces of white pearl, engraved and color filled red and black. It is the perfect customisation to your Gibson guitar or custom guitar project.
- Oversized Les Paul style
- Fits most Gibson guitars
- Left hand/Right hand
- 52mm hole centres
- Mount with 2 screws (not included)
- Handmade in Australia
The make up of poker's dead man's hand has varied through the years. Currently, the dead man's hand is described as a two-pair poker hand consisting of black aces and eights. Along with an unknown "hold" card, these were the cards reportedly held by "Old West" folk hero, lawman and gunfighter, Wild Bill Hickok, when he was assassinated.
What is considered the dead man's hand card combination of today gets its notoriety from a legend that it was the five-card-draw hand held by James Butler Hickok (better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok) when he was murdered by Jack McCall on August 2, 1876, in Nuttal & Mann's Saloon at Deadwood, Dakota Territory during a card game.
Reportedly, Hickok's final hand included the aces and eights of both black suits. One Hickok biographer, Joseph Rosa, put it: "the accepted version is that the cards were the ace of spades, the ace of clubs, two black eights (clubs and spades), and the queen of clubs as the 'kicker'." However, Rosa said no contemporary source for this exact hand can be found.
In accounts that mention two aces and eights, there are various claims regarding the identity of Hickok's fifth card, suggestions that he had discarded one card or that the draw was interrupted by the shooting and Hickok therefore never received his fifth card.
Historical displays in the town of Deadwood, including one in a reconstruction of the original saloon, display the nine of diamonds as the fifth card. The Lucky Nugget Gambling Hall, at the historic site of Nuttal & Mann's Saloon, displays a jack of diamonds instead.