Gibson is celebrating the GRAMMY-winning guitarist Peter Frampton, who has been a signature Gibson and Epiphone artist for over 20 years. The new Peter Frampton “Phenix” Les Paul Custom VOS guitar from Gibson Custom Shop is offered worldwide now at: Gibson.com.
Peter’s Les Paul Custom aka “Phenix” is that the iconic guitar that’s both heard on and graced the duvet of the classic 1976 album Frampton Comes Alive! The beloved and legendary guitar was long thought to be lost during a cargo plane crash in 1980, miraculously, the guitar survived the crash within the tail of the plane and 31 years later, it absolutely was returned to Frampton and nicknamed the “Phenix.”
Now the Gibson Custom Shop has teamed with Peter to perfectly recreate the Peter Frampton “Phenix” Les Paul Custom VOS which has all of the Les Paul Custom cosmetic appointments in situ, including a weight-relieved, ultra-lightweight mahogany body, gold hardware and Grover tuners, Schaller Strap Locks, and three open coil Custom humbuckers.
“My brand-new Gibson Les Paul Custom VOS has arrived, and boy is it good,” says Peter Frampton. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the look and sound. Gibson has gone that extra mile in every area to make this feel and sound the closest to my original, storied Phenix Les Paul Custom guitar. The neck and weight of this mahogany guitar will amaze you at how great it feels and how light it is (and it’s even a hair lighter than the Phenix). This is the real deal. Thank you, Gibson!”
The Phenix’s special VOS finish gives the guitar the design of the vintage original, minus the dings and scars. The Phenix features custom wiring, a 3-way electrical switch controls the neck and bridge pickups, and that they share a volume and tone control.
The second set of volume and controls are connected to the center pickup, it may be used with either (or both) of the opposite pickups and it can even be utilized by itself when the opposite pickups are tempered. The Peter Frampton “Phenix” Les Paul Custom guitar isn’t only iconic looking and great sounding, but it’s a highly versatile guitar also.