Wednesday, 29 June 2011

POST # 708 EBAY PRICE GUIDE : Gibson Custom Shop Peter Frampton Les Paul Special 3PU

I quite like the 3 P90 look on this Les Paul Special.  Nice variation on an old design.
Scroll down to see how much it sold for. Here's the blurb from the seller.

This is a Like new Gibson Custom Shop Peter Frampton Les Paul Special with 3 P90 Pickups. Made in 2006. It is in perfect condition and comes with everything including hardshell case, certificate, cable, and polish cloth.

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.

Gibson Custom Shop Peter Frampton Les Paul Special Electric Guitar 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

Vintage Reissue .010 strings

Gibson Custom Shop Peter Frampton Les Paul Special 3PU

Item condition: New other (see details)

Ended: Mar 30, 201116:07:49 PDT

Sold For: US $2,450.00

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