Gibson Peter Frampton Phenix 1954 Les Paul Custom

Gibson Peter Frampton "Phenix" 1954 Les Paul Custom

Gibson Custom announce a collaboration with GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Peter Frampton for a very limited release of the Peter Frampton “Phenix” 1954 “Triple-Pickup” Les Paul Custom. …

The Gibson Peter Frampton “Phenix” 1954 Les Paul Custom is a detailed and extensive replica of Frampton’s storied guitar, the limited run celebrates one of music history’s most unlikely reunions. Each of the 35 “Phenix” guitars in the series have been and played, signed and approved by Frampton himself.

Frampton was introduced to his beloved 1954 Les Paul Custom in 1970 when, after suffering guitar issues on stage during a Humble Pie show, fan Mark Mariana loaned him the guitar. The ’54 Les Paul became an immediate favorite of Frampton’s and Mariana generously gifted it to him. Over the next decade, that very guitar was heard on some of Frampton’s biggest recordings, Humble Pie’s Rockin’ The Fillmore, Harry Nilsson’s Son of Schmilsson and the history making Frampton Comes Alive! as well as many other seminal albums in which Peter was a session player.

The duo separated in 1980 when Frampton’s cherished ’54 Les Paul was lost in a cargo plane crash in Venezuela. Miraculously, the guitar was spotted on stage in Caracas then disappeared to the Dutch island of Curaçao. In 2011, through the cooperation of the government of Curacao and a local luthier from said island, Frampton and his guitar were reunited. Now nicknamed “Phenix,” for its ability to rise from the ashes, the guitar appears with Frampton on stage and in the studio.

In addition to bearing the battle scars of Frampton’s own “Phenix,” each limited edition Gibson Custom model features a genuine mahogany body and neck, an ebony fingerboard, a pearl custom inlay and the ’54 Les Paul Custom holly veneer headstock. The series stays true to the recognizable lamp black finish of Frampton’s guitar and features heavy aging, all while maintaining exceptional playability and tone.

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  • Top Binding: 7 Ply WBW
  • Back Wood Species: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Average Weight (body only): 3.175 kg / 7.0 lbs average
  • Body contour carve: Frampton Original 1954 Les Paul Custom
  • Neck wood: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Truss Rod: Historic Reissue-No Tubing
  • Neck profile: 1954 Les Paul Custom
  • Thickness at Fret 1: 2.159 cm /.850″
  • Thickness at Fret 12: 2.44 cm /.96″
  • Peg head type: 50’s Profile LP
  • Headstock inlay: Black Beauty-Missing Inlays
  • Peg Head Binding: LP Custom
  • Logo: “Gibson”
  • Silkscreen: “Les Paul”
  • Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Neck fit joint angle: 4 Degrees
  • Joint angle tolerance: Mortise and Tenon
  • Nut Style: 6/6
  • Material: Nylon
  • Fingerboard wood: 1-piece Ebony
  • Fingerboard radius: 30.38 cm / 12″
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale length: 62.865 cm / 24.75″
  • Side Dots (Color): black
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Pearl block
  • Number of Pickups: 3
  • Neck pickup: Tom Holmes
  • Middle pickup: Tom Holmes
  • Bridge pickup: Tom Holmes
  • Tuning Keys: Grover Kidney
  • Material: Nickel Plated Steel
  • Tuning Ratio: 41990.50069
  • Bridge: ABR With Thumbwheels
  • Bridge material: Nickel Plated
  • Plating Specs: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow-Nickel
  • Tailpiece Style: Stop Bar
  • Compensated: No
  • Tailpiece material: Lightweight Aluminum with Gold plating
  • Colors: black
  • Finish: True Historic, Wet-Sanded, Thin Lacquer Finish, Heavily Aged
  • Limited edition: only 35 guitars made – heavily aged by Tom Murphy
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