Gibson Custom Shop Peter Frampton “Phenix” Inspired Les Paul Custom Ebony 9.3 #CS401046

Serial Number: #CS401046
Weight: 9 lbs 3 oz

The “Phenix” Les Paul Custom is the iconic guitar that is heard on, and that graced the cover of 1976’s classic “Frampton Comes Alive!” LP. Thought to have been lost in 1980 in a tragic cargo plane crash, it miraculously survived, and over thirty years later, it was returned to Peter, and thus earned its Phenix nickname. Now the Gibson Custom Shop is proud to offer a VOS rendition of this guitar as an Artist model. It has all of the classic Les Paul Custom cosmetic appointments, along with a weight-relieved mahogany body with a solid mahogany top, gold hardware, Grover® tuners, Schaller Strap Locks, and three open-coil Custombucker humbuckers™. The VOS finish gives it the look of a vintage original, minus the dings and scars that the original Phenix now bears. It also features custom wiring. The 3-way toggle switch controls the neck and bridge pickups, just as on a two-pickup Les Paul Custom, and they share a volume and tone control. The second set of volume and tone controls are connected to the middle pickup; it can be used with either (or both) of the other two pickups. It can even be used by itself when the other pickups are turned down, making this Phenix-inspired model not only an iconic looking and great sounding guitar, but a highly flexible one as well.

Other specifications include:

  • Body Styles Les Paul
  • Body Shape Les Paul
  • Body Material Mahogany
  • Top Solid Mahogany
  • Binding Multi-ply
  • Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Weight Relief 9-Hole
  • Profile Artist Profile
  • Scale Length 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
  • Fingerboard Material Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Fret Count 22
  • Frets Jumbo
  • Nut Material Bone
  • Nut Width 42.86 mm / 1.687 in
  • Inlays Custom Block; Frampton Signature Sandblasted into 12th Fret Inlay
  • Joint Set Neck
  • Hardware Finish Gold VOS
  • Bridge Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar with Long Stud/Anchor
  • Tuning Machines Grover Kidney
  • Pickguard None
  • Truss Rod Standard
  • Truss Rod Cover True Historic Black; Frampton Signature
  • Control Knobs Gold Speed Knobs
  • Switch Tip Gold
  • Switch washer True Historic Cream
  • JackPlate Cover Gold
  • Control Covers Reissue Black, plus Custom Shop Medallion
  • Strap Buttons 2 – Bottom and Shoulder (Schaller Strap Locks)
  • Mounting Rings Cream
  • Pickup Covers None
  • Neck Pickup Custombucker
  • Middle Pickup Custombucker
  • Bridge Pickup Custombucker
  • Controls Master Volume and Tone shared by Neck and Bridge Pickups, Second Volume and Tone for Middle Pickup (independent of P/U selector toggle switch), CTS Potentiometers, Paper in Oil Capacitors
  • Output Jack 1/4″ Switchcraft
  • Strings Gauge .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case Gibson Hardshell Case
  • Accessories Schaller Strap Lock Strap Buttons
  • 9 lbs 3 oz
  • CS401046

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