Gibson Ace Frehley Les Paul Signature ( 1997-2001 )
Since 1973 when ace frehley joined kiss his impressive lead guitar solos, riffs and stage persona has influenced many rock guitar players throughout the world.
During the 80s when glamour rock was in its peak ,rock bands such as Pantera, Skid Row and even motley crue named him as an influence .
Ace frehley during the seventies played on numerous guitars such as gibson les paul deluxe , custom , and gibson les paul standard guitars .
Fender stratocasters and telecatsters were also used in his studio work, however his guitar of choice for live was the gibson les paul custom with the 3 humbuckers ( see pic ) .
During the 90s when kiss announced their return to the rock scene with all their original members, in 1997 Gibson introduced the gibson ace frehley les paul signature with Ace's personal design and touches .
The ace frehley les paul guitar featured 3 dimarzio pickups ,a fat '59 style neck ,maple top , mahogany body/neck, lightning bolt inlays on the fingerboard , ace frehley signature at the 12th fret ,
bound body , neck and headstock with an ace frehley graphic logo on peghead, tune-o-matic bridges with stop bars and were made in heritage cherry sunburst finishes .
Very limited quantities were produced, and were discontinued in 2001 . Epiphone ace frehley models are still available ( less expensive ) .
Vintage Price Value For 2008 :
1997 - 2001 > $2900 to $3300
Avg Upward Trend Of 2% A Year Since 2000
Prices are according to 4 different guitar price guides and rounded off to the nearest dollar .
Ace was a hard core collector himself and has collected 100s of historic guitars through out his years with kiss , rumor has it that he had to sell them when times got rough during the 80s ( post-kiss ) , the only guitars he kept was his gibson les paul guitars .
Ace Frehley guitar solo in japan ( 1977 ) playing on a gibson les paul guitar >>>
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