Gibson Peter Frampton “Phenix” 1954 Les Paul Custom

GRAMMY® winning guitarist Peter Frampton‘s heavily customized 1954 Les Paul Custom is one of the most recognized guitars in rock history, having been featured on his massive-selling Frampton Comes Alive! album as well as many other historic albums in which Peter was a session player.

Presumed lost when a cargo plane crashed in Venezuela in 1980, the guitar was returned to Peter in 2012, restored, and measured in precise detail for this painstaking, hand-aged re-creation–the closest you can possibly come to owning one of the world’s most iconic Les Pauls.

Gibson Peter Frampton "Phenix" 1954 Les Paul Custom

This limited edition of 35 guitars heavily aged by Tom Murphy, is created based on the very same Les Paul Custom that Peter now (again) tours and records with as his number one.

The Gibson Peter Frampton “Phenix” 1954 Les Paul Custom comes with a mahogany body and neck, and a 7 Ply WBW top binding. It has no weight relief and weights around 7 lbs, the neck has a 1954 Les Paul Custom profile, the Gibson Peter Frampton “Phenix” 1954 Les Paul Custom also comes with a Nylon nut, 22 frets and a ebony, 12″ radius, fingerboard.

Gibson Peter Frampton "Phenix" 1954 Les Paul Custom

The Gibson Peter Frampton “Phenix” 1954 Les Paul Custom has block, made of pear, inlays, comes with 3 Tom Holmes humbucker pickups (bridge, middle and neck), it also has a toggle switch pickup selector. The Gibson Peter Frampton “Phenix” 1954 Les Paul Custom comes in only one finish, ASEB (True Historic, Wet-Sanded, Thin Lacquer Finish, Heavily Aged).

The Gibson Peter Frampton “Phenix” 1954 Les Paul Custom comes with Grover kidney tunning machines made of nickel plated steel, has a stop bar tailpiece and a ABR With Thumbwheels bridge. Finally, the Gibson Peter Frampton “Phenix” 1954 Les Paul Custom comes with a Gibson Custom Reissue Brown with Pink Fur Lining Les Paul case.

Gibson Peter Frampton "Phenix" 1954 Les Paul Custom Case

Characteristics of the Gibson Peter Frampton “Phenix” 1954 Les Paul Custom:

  • Hand Aged by Tom Murphy: A Precise Replica of Peter’s Own Current Day 1954 Les Paul Custom
  • Tom Holmes Pickups (3): Peter’s Personal Choice for Tone
  • True Historic, Thin Lacquer Finish: Hand Wet-Sanded for Authentic Vintage Sheen
  • True Historic Knobs and Switch washer: The Most Authentic Vintage Replica Parts Available-Inside and Out
  • Hand Signed by Peter Frampton: Peter’s Personal Stamp of Approval
  • Only 35 Available to the Public: A Very Exclusive Collectible

Of course, nothing that we or a video can say will be better than going to your local music shop and see and feel and test a Gibson Peter Frampton “Phenix” 1954 Les Paul Custom by yourself, nothing can be better than your own judgement. With our review, we try to help you make a decision but we always advise you to try the guitar by yourself before buying.

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