Gibson Custom Peter Frampton Les Paul - Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Richlite Fingerboard, and 3 Humbucking Pickups - Black
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$5,199.00
Sweetwater Savings: $2,208.00 MSRP: $7,407.00
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Gibson Custom Peter Frampton Les Paul - Black
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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Richlite Fingerboard, and 3 Humbucking Pickups - Black

Peter Frampton was already an accomplished musician when his classic Frampton Comes Alive came out. The year was 1976, and even some 38 years later that double album remains the best-selling live album of all time. The guitar primarily used on that legendary album is a black Gibson Les Paul Custom. While the original was tragically lost in a cargo plane crash in 1980, the Gibson Custom Shop Peter Frampton Les Paul solidbody electric guitar is a spitting image of the classic guitar. At Sweetwater, we know guitars, and this one is an elegant classic!

Gibson Custom Shop Peter Frampton Les Paul Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • The Story
  • The Guitar
The Story

As the story goes, Frampton was onstage as a member of Humble Pie when a fan in the audience noticed he was having trouble with his semi-hollowbody guitar feeding back. After the show a fan approached and offered Frampton the use of the now-famous black 3-pickup Les Paul. Peter fell in love with the guitar immediately, thanks to its impressive tone and immense playability. When Frampton offered to buy the guitar, it was given to him by the fan. And that's how the refinished and retrofitted 1954 Les Paul Custom became an icon that still resonates today.

The Guitar

Originally believed to be a 1960 Les Paul Custom, the Gibson Custom Shop Peter Frampton Les Paul is actually based on what was a 1954 Les Paul Custom that had just been refinished and fitted with a trio of humbuckers. Just like the original, this one is sporting the classic combination of a mahogany body and maple top that gives you the strong midrange and sweet sustain that we've all grow to love. The neck - topped with a Richlite fingerboard - is slim-carved, making it optimal for quick runs up and down the neck. For the pickups, a trio of open-coil humbucking pickups - a 57 Classic in the neck position, a 57 Classic Plus in the middle, and a 500T in the bridge - provide a multitude of tones for your playing enjoyment. Gold hardware rounds out this elegant rocker.

Gibson Custom Shop Peter Frampton Les Paul Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A re-creation of a classic axe
  • Black finish and gold hardware give an air of elegance
  • Wide range of tones available from a trio of humbucking pickups
  • Slim-carve neck for excellent playability
  • Mahogany body and maple top provide classic Les Paul tone
  • Richlite fingerboard is both beautiful and comfortable
A re-creation of the guitar that made Frampton come alive can by yours with the Gibson Custom Shop Peter Frampton Les Paul Solidbody Electric Guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Maple
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Color Black
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape Slim
Fingerboard Material Richlite
Fingerboard Inlay Pearl Block
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.695"
Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-Matic Bridge, Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuners Gold Tuners
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup '57 Classic Humbucker
Middle Pickup '57 Classic Plus Humbucker
Bridge Pickup 500T Humbucker
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number CSPFEBGH1

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