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Le Paul Guitar Auction: 1997 Peter Framton Custom Les Paul SN#165 Gibson Custom Shop Guitar Rare early


1997 Peter Framton Custom Les Paul SN#165 Gibson Custom Shop Guitar Rare early Les Paul Guitars Auction Description: 1997 Peter Framton Custom Les Paul SN#165 Gibson Custom Shop Guitar Rare early Ladies and Gents we have a winner!Not only is this extremely rare (with the low Gibson Custom Shop serial number) but this collectable girl plays herself with really low even action on a straight neck made with care as they got it right on this one with perfection. No buzzing and professionally setup by our tech and intonated. We left the original strings on her but if you like guitars that play themselves you wont want to make any adjustments on this honey.Please see all the photos below.. The excellent near mint condition is best told with the pictures shown. Please feel free to contact us for an in hand description..Codes on pots read 13797xxxThis one has one scratched area shown by the jack in the photos but in incredible collectible condition with a rare LOW LOW serial number #165 out of the GIBSON CUSTOM SHOP in 1997 early onenot the later..more.. mass produced one. The new ones are over $5000 with tax and not anywhere as collectable as this one. Signed certificate ..Stamped "Gibson Custom Shop" on the back of the neck, Historic Custom Art Gibson nearly 15 years old and going up in value by the day with the current news of Peter finding his original one. 8.9 lbs …light for a custom 3PUSome data from the web:Peter Frampton Les PaulAfter paying his dues with Humble Pie and years of solo touring and recording in the late ’60s and ’70s, young British guitar star Peter Frampton hit it huge in 1976 with the release of Frampton Comes Alive, the biggest selling live album of all time. And as every one of the more than 10 million fans who bought it in its first year of release alone could tell you, you only needed to fold down that double-album cover to see Frampton wailing on a black, three-pickup Les Paul Custom. Players by the score ran out in search of their own version of that Les Paul Custom, the instrument in Frampton’s hands widely assumed to be an original 1960 model, but its origins, and its journey to the star’s hands (and out of them once again), reveal some unusual twists and turns. During the first night of a three-night stand in 1970 opening for the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore West in San Francisco while still playing with Humble Pie, Frampton was having trouble with howling feedback from his semi-hollowbody guitar on the big stage. A fan named Mark Mariana approached him after his set on the second night, said he’d noticed the hassles the guitarist was having, and provided a solution: if he wanted to, Frampton could play Mariana’s solidbody Les Paul Custom for the third night at the Fillmore. He delivered the instrument, which looked for all the world like a 1960 Custom, but was in fact a 1954 Custom freshly back from the Gibson factory, where it had been given a new coat of ebony black lacquer, new frets, and three humbucking pickups to update it to contemporary specs. Frampton bonded with the guitar instantly. It not only cured his feedback problems for the closing night of the run, it proved the most tuneful, expressive guitar Frampton had ever played. When he offered to buy it after the set, Mariana said that, no, he wouldn’t sell it—he would give it to Frampton. And through that unprecedented act of generosity, a re-born 1954 Les Paul Custom became one of the most iconic guitars of the decade. Sadly, Frampton’s original Comes Alive Les Paul Custom was lost in 1980 when a cargo plane crashed in Venezuela. But Gibson’s Custom Shop raised it from the ashes in the form of the Peter Frampton Les Paul, a guitar crafted in the image of the 1954/1960 Les Paul Custom, but with a few new twists to the artists specifications. Wearing a high-gloss ebony black “black beauty” finish, gold-plated hardware, multi-ply body and headstock binding, and the decorative mother-of-pearl “split-diamond” headstock inlay and block position markers in its ebony fingerboard, the Peter Frampton Les Paul is the spitting image of the original. At Frampton’s request, however, it benefits from a slim-carved neck profile for optimum speed, and a weight-relieved mahogany body and carved solid maple top that both lighten the load and enhance the tone. A classic Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece pairing keep things tight, resonant and sustaining, while three open-coil humbucking pickups of Frampton’s own specification—a 57 Classic in the neck position, a 57 Classic Plus in the middle, and a 500T in the bridge—provide all the tones, from sultry to sizzling, that this virtuoso guitarist is known for. As a high-caliber instrument, the Peter Frampton Les Paul naturally comes with a Custom Shop hardshell case, along with a Certificate of Authenticity _gsrx_vers_468 (GS 6.4 (468))
Current Price: $2,325.00
Current Bids: 20
Location: Hopewell NJ
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