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Gibson Custom Ace Frehley "Budokan" Aged Signed Les Paul Guitar Cherry Sunburst

  • Market Price: $11999.00


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gibson custom ace frehley "budokan" aged/signed les paul guitar cherry sunburst

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we can't imagine anything cooler for the real-deal kiss aficionados out there than owning this piece; a pre-owned (and kept mint in collectors condition) gibson custom shop budokan les paul, hand-aged to look like the real thing, and then signed by the man himself - ace frehley. this guitar is number 50 out of only 50 guitars that were signed by ace. again, this guitar has been kept in its case throughout its life, and all wear and tear is original to how the guitar looked when it left the custom shop.

this les paul has been created with close cooperation between gibson custom, ace frehley and the guitar’s current owner, matt swanson. digital scanning technology was used to capture every minute detail of the actual guitar. in the image of the original les paul custom, the guitar has a four-piece maple top glued to a mid-’70s “sandwich” body made from a middle and back section of solid mahogany joined by a thin maple veneer, with no chambering. the top is hand-sprayed in nitrocellulose to give it the same heritage cherry sunburst finish as the original. the three-piece mahogany neck has been made made to match the original’s thin profile. decorative elements include mother-of-pearl block fingerboard inlays, multi-ply body and headstock binding, mother-of-pearl gibson headstock logo and split-diamond inlay, and a cream pickguard.

to match ace’s original guitar, the ace frehley “budokan” les paul custom is loaded with three period-correct double-cream dimarzio humbucking pickups―two paf models in the neck and middle positions, and a super distortion in the bridge. and just like on ace's guitar, the traditional 3-way toggle switch has been modified to only allow the use of the bridge pickup, allowing you to be able to accomplish one of ace's most noted effects. the dimarzio super distortion pickup offers searing lead tones and fat, chunky rhythm for the ultimate hard-rock performance. hardware includes the classic pairing of chrome abr-1 bridge and stopbar tailpiece, with ace’s choice of grover tuners with pearloid “banjo” buttons and dunlop straplocks to keep the guitar securely strapped on through the wildest on-stage antics.

if you have any questions about this item, please contact our customer service team at (516) 626-9292.

includes: ace frehley signature custom hardshell case, leatherbound certificate of authenticity, paperwork


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