Epiphone Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom PRO Premium Outfit
Epiphone presents the new Ltd. Ed. Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom PRO Premium Outfit, an incredible recreation of one of the most legendary guitars in rock ‘n’ roll overseen by GRAMMY winner and Musicians Hall of Fame member Peter Frampton and designed by Epiphone’s luthiers in Nashville, TN. Featuring a classic Les Paul with a weight-relieved Mahogany Body and Hard Maple Cap, Epiphone ProBucker and Ceramic PRO Open-Coil Humbuckers, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, and an Ebony fretboard.
The Premium Outfit includes a Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity with a Presentation Binder and a Premium Hard Case. Available for a limited time only at Select Authorized Epiphone dealers and limited to 200 guitars worldwide.
Peter Frampton was already admired as a guitarist for his work in Humble Pie and for his studio sessions when he became a worldwide superstar in 1976 with the release of his best selling classic, Frampton Comes Alive. As Frampton’s star rose, so did the legend of the guitar that Frampton was holding on the cover of the LP, a unique 1954 Les Paul that was customized as a one-of-a-kind Les Paul Custom with three humbuckers. Frampton’s prized Les Paul was presented as a gift from friend Marc Mariana in 1970 after a Humble Pie concert at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. “Marc said, I have a Les Paul that I just had refinished by Gibson. I just got it back, would you like to try it tomorrow? It was very light for a Les Paul. I tried it that night and I don’t think my feet touched the ground the whole night. It was one of those spectacular moments where I realized this guitar is just incredible. Afterwards I gave it back to him and I said, do you think you’d ever think about selling it? He said, No, I’m going to give it to you.”
From that moment on, Frampton’s Les Paul was his go-to instrument on stage and in the studio until 1980, when the guitar was thought to have been destroyed in a plane crash in Caracas, Venezuela carrying instruments and other tour cargo. But in 2011 in a surprise and emotional reunion, Frampton’s long lost Les Paul was returned to him by Donald Valentina, a Curacao customs agent and amateur guitar player, who discovered that the instrument had survived the crash and arranged for it to be returned to Frampton. Gibson’s world famous repair shop in Nashville painstakingly repaired Frampton’s Les Paul –which he nicknamed “The Phenix,” and returned it to him, scars and all. Now Epiphone’s luthiers, with the help of Frampton, have recreated his trademark Les Paul as it looked when it was given to him at the Fillmore West in 1970!
|Model||Limited Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom PRO Premium Outfit|
|Body Wood||Weight-Relieved Mahogany|
|Neck Joint||Glued-In, Long Tenon|
|Neck Shape||Custom "Phenix" Profile|
|Neck Dimensions||.840 1st - .980 12th|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Pearloid Blocks|
|Width at Nut||1-11/16"|
|Frets||22 Medium Jumbo|
|Pickups||Gibson USA 84T-LM Humbucker in Bridge, Gibson USA P-94™ Single Coil in Neck, Dummy Coil to Cancel Hum in Single Coil Mode|
|Controls||Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector, (Neck and Bridge pickup only. Middle pickup always on.), 1 - Volume (Bridge & Neck combined), 1 - Tone (Bridge & Neck combined), 1 - Volume (Middle pickup), 1 - Tone (Middle pickup)|
|Tuners||Grover Rotomatics w/18:1 Ratio|
|Extra Goodies||Signed COA in Presentation Binder, Epiphone Strap Locks|
|Case||Premium Black Hardshell|
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