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Gibson Custom Peter Frampton Signed 1954 Les Paul Custom Phenix Lamp Black, Murphy Heavy Aged

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In 1970, Peter Frampton found his guitar; a 1954 Les Paul Custom loaned to him by a fan during a Humble Pie show at the Fillmore West, when Peter's own guitar had him suffer through a night of feedbac... Click To Read More About This Product

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In 1970, Peter Frampton found his guitar; a 1954 Les Paul Custom loaned to him by a fan during a Humble Pie show at the Fillmore West, when Peter's own guitar had him suffer through a night of feedback and frustration. After the first night of playing together, Peter had no intention of letting his instant favorite guitar go and offered to buy it. That's when Mark Mariana, the generous fan and owner, insisted it was a gift.

For the next ten years, Peter and his 54 Custom carved a multi-million record-selling legacy together with Humble Pie and later during Peter's skyrocketing solo career. Their partnership was featured on some of rock's most memorable recordings including Humble Pie's Rock On and Frampton's infamous Frampton Comes Alive, where both Peter and his Les Paul graced the cover, becoming one of the most recognizable visual icons in music History.

Tragically, Peter's cherished 54 Les Paul Custom was lost to a cargo plane crash in Venezuela in 1980. The guitar that had become a part of Peter and his tremendous career was gone forever. Or so it seemed until, unbelievably, a fan from Curacao spotted and recognized Peter's Les Paul on stage with a local musician. Even through the guitar's bumps, scars and burns, it was recognizable as Peter's long-lost customized three Pickup 54.

In 2011, through the co-operation of a few generous fans and Gibson Custom Shop's oversight, Peter and his guitar were brought back together after 30 years. Now nicknamed Phenix for its ability to rise from the ashes, and after just enough repair work to make it stage-ready, the two are back together for good, once again on stage and in the studio. What may have been the end of the story is now, miraculously, the continuation.

Gibson Custom is excited to celebrate one of music history's most unlikely reunions with the introduction of a very limited run of 35 Peter Frampton "Phenix" 1954 3 Pickup Les Paul Customs, each a very detailed and extensive replica of one of the most storied guitars in rock-and-roll lore. Like Peter's own, each one bears the battle scars earned through its unbelievable lifetime, brought back to life for exceptional playability and tone. Each "Phenix" has been hand-aged by Tom Murphy and then played and signed by Peter Frampton as he gave his final approval.


Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Maple
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: C traditional
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Material: Ebony
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Block
Nut width: 1.725" (43.8mm)
Configuration: HHH
Neck: Tom Holmes
Middle: Tom Holmes
Bridge: Tom Holmes
Brand: Tom Holmes
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Tuning machines: Grover kidney
Color: Gold
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Frampton "Phenix" COA, 2015 Custom Medallion
Country of origin: United States
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