Gibson CS Peter Frampton “Phenix” Les Paul Custom


Gibson CS Peter Frampton “Phenix” Les Paul Custom in Ebony, in Like New condition! Inspired by Peter’s legendary ’54 as heard on “Frampton Comes Alive” and thought to have been lost in a plane crash. Black Nitro lacquer over a weight-relieved Mahogany body. Weighs in at only 8.2 lbs! Gold hardware, this is all original and very clean with no repairs, includes OHSC and COA. No visible fretwear. There is a very small section at the “Forearm” corner of the top where there is very light haze from the previous owners arm contacting. There is also a very small edge at the top side of the bridge where there is some haze/wear on the gold plating. Nut= 1.67″ wide

From Gibson:

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.

Body Styles

Les Paul

Body Shape

Les Paul

Body Material



Solid Mahogany



Body Finish

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Weight Relief



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