Epiphone has released the Ltd Ed Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom PRO, designed in collaboration with the Grammy Award-winning musician himself.
The axe is inspired by Frampton’s 1954 “Phenix” Les Paul Custom, which was his mainstay in the studio and on stage in the ’70s. Here’s a quick rundown of the new guitar:
Like the original “Phenix,” this Les Paul features a triple humbucker design. It’s got Epiphone ProBuckers in the neck and bridge positions and a Ceramic Pro in the middle. The middle humbucker is always engaged, but it has independent “Volume” and “Tone” knobs for blending or shutting off completely. The lead and rhythm pickups, meanwhile, have master “Volume” and “Tone” knobs.
Elsewhere, the guitar features a ’50s LP profile, with a weight-relieved mahogany body and hard maple top, a mahogany neck with white binding, a 12-inch-radius ebony fingerboard with pearloid block inlays, a gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, and gold Grover rotomatic tuners.
The guitar is available on its own—limited to 900 guitars—or with a “Premium Outfit,” which comes with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity and a hard case. The latter is limited to 200 instruments.
Watch Frampton demo the guitar here:
The guitar-only package retails for $899, while the Premium Outfit retails for $1,199. More information at epiphone.com.