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Awesome Gibson Custom Shop Historic Peter Frampton Signature 54 Les Paul!
Serial #PF 268 (Which I believe would make it the first year or two that Gibson issued this guitar. If not, I’m sure some Gibson know-it-all will tell me:)
Guitar is in SUPERB condition for its age.
No dents, cracks, or repairs, and all original.
You can see some slight wear on the bass side of the stop tail piece and that is really about it. Since it is a black guitar, you there are some finish swirls etc, but really, really clean for a 20+ year old guitar.
Neck is straight, no fretwear to speak of. Take a look at the pics for yourself. This is a great example of an early Frampton Signature LP.
Comes as pictured with COA, some other paperwork and case candy and of course the original case, also in excellent condition.
If you are a collector, this is as good a deal as you will find for a Frampton in this type of condition.
Gibson Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom Features:
Carved maple top
Weight-relieved mahogany back
Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
1-piece mahogany neck
22-fret ebony fingerboard
Pearl block inlays
Single-ply white binding
Peter Frampton custom slim neck profile
57 Classic (neck), 57 Classic Plus (middle), and 500T (bridge), humbuckers
3-way pickup selector (middle pickup always on)
1-11/16″ nut width
Kidney bean tuners
Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
The Gibson Peter Frampton Signature Les Paul is made by the Gibson Custom Shop based on the three pickup 1954 Les Paul Custom given to Frampton by Mark Mariana (a fan) in 1970 in San Francisco. That guitar became a favourite of Frampton but was presumed lost in 1980 in a Venezuelan plane crash. Gibson’s Custom Shop reissued it in 2000 as the Peter Frampton Les Paul.
The Gibson Peter Frampton Les Paul has a high-gloss ebony black “black beauty” finish (the original 1954 guitar had been refinished like this in 1960), gold-plated hardware, multi-ply body and headstock binding, and a decorative mother-of-pearl “split-diamond” headstock inlay and block position markers in a Richlite fingerboard. There are a few new modifications requested by Frampton.At Frampton’s request, however, including a slim-carved neck profile, and a weight-relieved mahogany body and carved solid maple top. Hardware includes a classic Tune-o-matic bridge and stop-bar tailpiece. Pickups are three exposed humbuckers 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. The 3-way selector switch is custom wired so that the middle pickup is always on. The outer pickups share volume and tone controls, with dedicated set of volume and tone knobs for the middle pickup.
In 2012 the original 1954 guitar that was presumed lost in the 1980 plane crash was found, restored and returned to Frampton. Gibson Custom Shop resissued a faithful reproduction of this original in 2015 as the Gibson Peter Frampton “Phenix” 1954 Les Paul Custom.