Peter Frampton "Phenix" ’54 Les Paul Custom #2 of 35.
Hand Aged by Tom Murphy:
A Precise Replica of Peter's Own Current Day 1954 Les Paul Custom
Tom Holmes Pickups (3): Peter's Personal Choice for Tone
True Historic, Thin Lacquer Finish: Hand Wet-Sanded for Authentic Vintage Sheen
True Historic Knobs and Switch washer: The Most Authentic Vintage Replica Parts Available-Inside and Out
Hand Signed by Peter Frampton: Peter's Personal Stamp of Approval
Only 35 Available to the Public: A Very Exclusive Collectible Serial #2 of 35!
The lowest number in the series with #1 going to the artist.
Signed & Numbered Framed Photo of Frampton with the Phenix.
Gibson Certificate of Authenticity in Leather Binder.
Exclusively curated for this guitar collection by the current owner are the following collectables:
Peter Frampton Signed & Embroidered Name denim jacket
Signed Frampton Comes Alive LP
An Original Vintage Camera Strap & Pattern design as used by Frampton on FCA.
Authentic ALL ACCESS Back Stage Pass owned by Frampton's Tour Accountant
Vintage A&M Records Press Kit w/Bio, press photo & articles
Complete Peter Frampton Discography on Mini Album Art CD boxset
Frampton Collectable Tour Pick Set
Frampton Comes Alive 35th Anniversary DVD
Gibson Collector signed and numbered Phenix Photo
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 the recording and cover of his massive-selling Frampton Comes Alive!
Debuting at 191 on Jan 6th, 1976, Frampton Comes Alive! reached #1 on the Billboard 200 April 10, 1976, where it stayed for 10 weeks. It was the best-selling album of 1976, selling over 6 million copies in the US and became one of the best-selling live albums to date, with estimated sales of 11 million worldwide.
Frampton Comes Alive! was voted "Album of the year" in the 1976 Rolling Stone readers poll. It stayed on the chart for 97 weeks and was still No. 14 on Billboard's 1977 year-end album chart.
In 1980, while Frampton was on tour in South America, the guitar was put on a cargo plane in Venezuela, en route to Panama. The plane crashed right after takeoff tragically killing the all of planes passengers and crew.
Frampton recalls, “…we were all so overcome, because people lost their lives as well as our complete stage of gear. Basically I'm thinking, the guitar is gone”.
What Frampton didn't know is that the guitar had survived, albeit with some bumps and bruises. It fell into the hands of a musician on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, who owned it for many years before a local guitar collector spotted it and contacted Frampton. After some negotiation, the guitar was returned to Frampton in 2012.