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Gibson Custom Peter Frampton Les Paul Special Electric Guitar   

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The Peter Frampton Les Paul Special comes from the Gibson Custom Shop's Inspired By series of artist-developed guitars. Using his original 1958 Gibso...Read More

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A triple-pickup Special full of tone and 'tude.

The Peter Frampton Les Paul Special comes from the Gibson Custom Shop's Inspired By series of artist-developed guitars. Using his original 1958 Gibson Les Paul Junior as a jumping off point, Peter Frampton worked closely with the Gibson Custom Shop luthiers to develop an electric guitar that would embody the keen vintage sensibilities and highly personalized specs he is known for. At first glance, the Peter Frampton Signature model looks like the classic Les Paul Junior it's based on, but closer inspection reveals several unique specs.

The mahogany top covers a weight-relieved mahogany back and the ebony fingerboard and super-slim neck profile call to mind the neck found on the Custom Shop's Peter Frampton Signature Les Paul Custom. However, the three independently wired pickups are single-coil P-90s instead of the humbuckers found on the Signature Custom. The end result is a guitar that is lightweight, highly responsive, and full of tonal options.

Unlike standard production Les Paul Junior and Special models, the Peter Frampton Signature model has a 2-piece body. A mahogany top covers a honeycomb-routed mahogany back, yielding a light yet very responsive guitar. Each single coil P-90 pickup on the Frampton Signature Junior has a dedicated volume control, allowing each pickup to be blended in with or isolated from the others. The volume knob for the middle pickup allows it to be added to any pickup arrangement selected with the 3-way toggle switch, which functions as it would on a 2-pickup guitar: up for the rhythm pickup, down for the treble, and middle position for both. A master tone knob controls all three pickups.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany top with weight relieved mahogany back
  • Tobacco with red burst finish
  • Gold hardware
  • Nashville TOM bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Strap-locking endpins
  • 1-piece mahogany neck
  • 22 fret ebony fingerboard
  • Pearloid dot inlays
  • Single-ply cream binding
  • Custom Peter Frampton thin neck profile
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Kidney bean tuners
  • 3 P-90 single-coil dogear pickups
  • 3 volume, 1 master tone
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Excellent Guitar!

By High-end Collector

from Springfield, MO

This guitar is excellent. I have small hands and the slim neck allows me to play smoothly and accurately. The sustain and tone go on forever. The light weight and balance make it a pleasure to play. Out of the box the setup was perfect. I'm very proud of it!

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