The 1976 mega-hit single "Hotel California" is named on virtually every reputable list of "greatest guitar solos" that has ever been published. The whole truth is, though, that the entire Hotel California album is rife with scorching guitar work from both newcomer Joe Walsh and Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder – and Felder played all of his solos on one outstanding instrument: a 1959 Les Paul Standard.

Hired by the Eagles in 1974 to help the band make the transition from country-rock to a heavier, rock-based sound, Felder brought it on in spades, and the tone he selected to do the job is unmistakably Les Paul – fat, creamy and singing. In order to bring that sound, feel and look to a select group of players and collectors today, Gibson Custom offers the Don Felder "Hotel California" 1959 Les Paul, an instrument created in the image of Felder's original 1959 'Burst in strictly limited quantities.

Condition of Instrument

Excellent condition with no play wear to speak of. It looks unplayed! Originally sold by Wildwood Guitars. It includes the original hardshell case and COA.


ModelDon Felder "Hotel California" 1959 Les Paul
Finish ColorFelder Burst
Finish TypeVOS
Weight8.43 lbs
Top WoodFigured Maple
Body WoodMahogany
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck Shape'50s Rounded
Neck Dimensions.880 1st - .940 12th
Fingerboard Radius12"
InlaysAcrylic Trapezoid Inlays
Scale Length24.75"
Width at Nut1 11/16"
Nut MaterialNylon
PickupsBurstBucker 1 and 2
Controls2 Volume, 2 Tone and 3-way Toggleswitch
TailpieceLightweight Aluminum Stopbar
TunersKluson Tuners
CaseGibson Custom Hardshell

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