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Peter Frampton "Phenix" 1954 Les Paul Custom
Frampton's Own 1954 Les Paul Custom–You Can't Keep A Great Les Paul Down
GRAMMY® winning guitarist Peter Frampton's heavily customized 1954 Les Paul Custom is one of the most recognized guitars in rock history, having been featured on his massive-selling Frampton Comes Alive! album as well as many other historic albums in which Peter was a session player. Presumed lost when a cargo plane crashed in Venezuela in 1980, the guitar was returned to Peter in 2012, restored, and measured in precise detail for this painstaking, hand-aged re-creation–the closest you can possibly come to owning one of the world's most iconic Les Pauls.
Wood Species:
Binding: 7 Ply WBW
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Binding: 5 Ply WBW
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only): 3.175 kg / 7.0 lbs average
Materials Used
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Hand selected backs for lightweight
Body Contour
Carve: Frampton Original 1954 Les Paul Custom
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Truss Rod: Historic Reissue-No Tubing
Profile: 1954 Les Paul Custom
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.159 cm /.850"
Thickness at Fret 12: 2.44 cm /.96"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
Peg Head
Type: 50's Profile LP
Inlay: Black Beauty-Missing Inlays
Peg Head Binding: LP Custom
Silkscreen: "Les Paul"
Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Holly Head Veneer, Heavily Aged and Burned
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 Degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Style: 6/6
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
Slots: E: .13716 cm / 0.054"
A: .10414 cm / 0.041"
D: .04826 cm / 0.019"
G: .0381 cm / 0.015"
B: .03556 cm / 0.014"

e: .03048 cm / 0.012"
Wood Species: Ebony
Pieces: 1
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.38 cm / 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.28498 cm / 1.687" @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.24" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: .062 White
Side Dots (Color): Black
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Block
Material: Pearl
Dimensions: Large: 2.921 cm x 1.7018 cm / 1.080" x .875"
Small: 3.937 cm x .6096 cm / 1.375 x .155"
Average Weight: .75 lbs / .340194 kg
Color Code: True Historic, Wet-Sanded, Thin Lacquer Finish, Heavily Aged
Surface Texture: None
Filler: Nitro Cellulose
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: True Historic Process To Preserve Soft Neck Binding Profile and Body Binding Ledge
A Heavily Aged Replica of One of Rock's Most Unbelievable Guitar Stories-The Phenix
Peter Frampton's 1954 Les Paul Custom, recreated to match its current day condition, over thirty years after surviving a plane crash. The same guitar featured on Frampton's Double Live album and was returned to him in 2012. This limited edition of 35 guitars heavily aged by Tom Murphy, is created based on the very same Les Paul Custom that Peter now (again) tours and records with as his number one.
Pickups Rhythm Middle Lead
Style: Tom Holmes Tom Holmes Tom Holmes
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side:
Material of Wire (gauge):
Coil Dimensions (per coil):
Coil Material:
Coil Winding Process:
Pole Piece Material:
Pole Piece Position from Nut:
Slug Material:
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length):
Magnet Material:
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.1965 cm / 18.975" 53.2675 cm / 20.975" 58.36 cm / 22.975"
Magnet Dimensions:
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Peak Voltage:
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Peak Voltage:
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022mf .022mf
Tuning Keys
Style: Grover Kidney
Material: Nickel Plated Steel
Weight: 3.6 oz
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 41990.50069
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 0.25
Plating specs: Nickel Plated Stamped Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14146/130-430-14147
String Dimensions
E: .11684 cm / .046W
A: .09144 cm / .036W
D: .06604 cm / .026W
G: .04318 cm / .017P
B: .03302 cm / .013P
e: .0254 cm / .010P
Style: ABR With Thumbwheels
Material: Nickel Plated
Plating Specs: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow-Nickel Plated
Part number: 130-430-10161
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.1778 cm / 0.070"
A: 0.13716 cm / 0.054"
D: 0.1016 cm / 0.040"
G: 0.0635 cm / 0.025"
B: 0.0508 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.0381 cm / 0.015"
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Lightweight Aluminum
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 130-430-11739
Weight: .0311845 kg / 1.1 oz
Output Jack
Style: 1/4"
Jack Plate
Style: 1950's Style Cream
Part Number: 130-430-19299
Weight: .0056699 kg / .2 oz
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 130-430-19150
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Pick Guard
Style: None
Part Number:
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Hot Stamped "Custom"
Part Number: 130-430-19784
Style: True Historic Gold Top Hats
Part Number: 130-430-19669
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Reissue Les Paul .09 Black Royalite
Part Number: 130-430-19808
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: 2015 Die Cast Gibson Custom Medallion
Part Number: 130-430-19016
Switch Washer
Style: True Historic Cream Replica
Part Number: 130-430-19295
Trim Rings
Style: True Historic Cream Replica
Part Number: 130-430-13851/852
Style: Gibson Custom Reissue Les Paul
Color: Reissue Brown with Pink Fur Lining
Strap Locks: None
Tools: None
COA/Other: None
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