*This guitar is pre-owned in excellent condition!
In 1977, Ace Frehley, along with Mega-Band Kiss, was riding the meteoric wave of the world’s first hard rock, pop super group/marketing machine. Unlike anything the world had seen before, Kiss had taken music and performance into the main stream with a commercialized yet somehow authentic brand of Rock and Roll that changed the landscape of both music and live performance. Taking the stage in Budokan Hall, Japan along with his customized, three pickup 1974 Les Paul Custom, Ace Frehley was becoming one of the few rare and critically important influencers that defined the direction of rock and roll and inspired legions of dreamers to pick up the guitar.
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
In celebration of Ace’s legendary status as a rock icon, and the specific moment in time that solidified the same, Gibson Custom is proud to announce the release of the Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom. Offered in a limited quantity of 150 VOS worldwide. Less than 75 will be sold in the USA.
- 3-Piece (Plain/Lightly Figured Maple) Top
- 70's Style Pancake Body
- Multi-Ply White/Black Binding on Top and Back
- 3-Piece Mahogany Neck
- 1974 Ace Frehley Neck Profile
- Single-Ply White Neck Binding
- Ebony Fingerboard with 22 Jumbo Frets
- Pearl Block Fingerboard Inlays
- Fiber Headstock Veneer with Split Headstock Inlay
- 24 3/4" Scale Lenth
- 1 11/16" Nut Width
- Grover Acrylic Button Tuners
- ABR-1 Tune-matic Bridge
- Lightweight Aluminum Bridge
- 2 Dimarzio PAF and 1 Dimarzio Super Distortion Pickups
- Gold Speed Knobs
- Heritage Cherry Sunburst Finish
- Only 150 VOS Worldwide
- 64 made for USA
- Certificate of Autenticity-Engraved and Leather Bound
- Hard Shell Custom Case, Silk -Screened with Ace's Signature
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