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1997 Gibson Ace Frehley Les Paul Custom Cherry Sunburst Guitar 3 AUTOGRAPHS kiss
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Brand: Gibson Body Color: Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Model: Ace Frehley Les Paul Custom Body Material: Solid Wood
Body Type: Solid Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
String Configuration: 6 String Discontinued Model: First Year: 1997 Ace Frehley Les Paul Custom
Dexterity: Right-Handed Three (3) Autographs: Guitar, Case, KISS Konvention Pass - SIGNED

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1997

 

Gibson

USA

 

Ace Frehley

 

Les Paul Custom

 

Heritage Cherry SunBurst

 

 

(( Discontinued Model ))

 

Unplayed Condition

Autographed Rear Headstock

Autographed Original Gibson Ace Frehley Case

Gibson Lightning Bolt Guitar Strap

1995 Kiss Konvention Autographed Tag

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS KISS!

 

KISS

 

  2014 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

 

 

** RARE LES PAUL ALERT **  RARE KISS COLLECTOR ALERT **

 

  You are looking at one of the hottest, most sought after Les Paul Customs to ever come out of the Gibson Factory in recent decades.  Everything you could possibly imagine and want in a Gibson Ace Frehley Les Paul Custom is here, in PRISTINE CONDITION and with THREE (3) Items Autographed by the one and only Mr. Paul “ACE” FREHLEY.  I will give the pertinent information to the new owner of this guitar regarding the signings and dates.  I have been into guitars and collecting for the last 12 years.  I do not want to sell this guitar.  It is absolutely irreplaceable.  If you are not aware, Mr. Frehley’s manager charges $500.00USD for a signature from the guitar legend.  That makes $1500.00USD alone in signatures.  Oh Yeah—This one is that special.  KEEP READING….

 

 My first album as a boy was KISS – DESTROYER.  To this day, one of my favorite albums.  I still own it on vinyl and yes, I am a KISS fan.  If you are too, you probably know that this is FINALLY the year they are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  After 40 years and influencing countless thousands, hundreds of thousands of people to pick up a guitar and give it a go, Ace Frehley is finally being honored with Hall of Fame status.  Enough about KISS and their 40 years of accomplishments.  Let’s talk about this.  THIS GUITAR.  This very rare, very clean, very autographed and very COLLECTIBLE Gibson Les Paul Custom Ace Frehley Signature.

 

 

   This is the 1997 Les Paul Custom Ace Frehley Signature model.  The USA Production models were made1997-1999.  I have personally seen some with a 1999 serial number though most books will tell you 1997-1998 only.  Having owned many of Heritage Cherry Sunburst Les Pauls, there is something extra bright and crisp about an authentic 1997 Gibson Ace Frehley like the one you see here.  If you call Gibson and give them the serial number on this guitar 93507411 they will verify this Ace Frehley Masterpiece.  I have owned many Gibson Ace Frehley guitars and this one is as real as they come and as right as rain.  Ebony Board, Ear Splitting DiMarzio Pickups and Crisp Lightning Bolt Inlays.  This is the extra bit of “Flash” and “Bling” you would expect from a guitar worthy to be on stage with KISS.  I have owned many Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley Signature guitars.  Always something special and always hold and grow in value.  I have been collecting for over a decade.  

 

 

This auction is for my Mint / Excellent Condition Autographed 1997 Gibson USA Ace Frehley Signature Les Paul Custom Guitar.  Let me mention it here again—I am a HUGE KISS Fan.  I have seen them many times, I have their albums from the 70’s when I was a kid.  I have bought an Axe Bass from Gene Simmons himself and had the opportunity to speak with him for a good amount of time.  Not just any Axe Bass—HIS Axe bass.  From his Home Office, the one we all saw on Family Jewels.  I have owned several of the Kramer Gene Simmons Axe Basses from 1980 including Axe Bass #001.  Yes, The first one!  I owned it and have the photos to show you.  I have owned the six-string version of Kramer’s Gene Simmons Axe Design that some people will tell you do not exist.  THEY DO EXIST!  I owned two of them.  One of them had a note hidden inside the bass from the Kramer Factory.  I have the photos to show that one in my archives. 

 

 Why am I telling you this?  As a KISS FAN, I do not want to sell this guitar.  I am happy to keep it in my collection for another 17 years.  In this condition, this guitar will not only hold value, but it will continue to rise.  Ace is in the Hall of Fame and as time goes by, the KISS ARMY will continue to grow. Just look at the photos and you can tell this guitar is something special.  Any guitar that is good enough to hit the stage at a KISS Concert is World Class.  Period!  This one is no exception.  

 

 

Back in 1997, Gibson released the Ace Frehley Les Paul Custom as a celebration of the re-uniting of the original members of KISS and they put out Psycho Circus and hit the road on a World Tour as only KISS can.  Any guitar collector and/or KISS fan will tell you the truth: the 1997 model is **THE** model to own.  The 1997 USA Production model you see here is the one you want.   Please DO NOT confuse this one with the 1997 Custom Shop “300” that were made.  Gibson’s Custom Shop made 300 Ace Frehley Guitars in 1997.  They also will run you anywhere from $7000-$11,000.00USD.  Owners do not want to part with them and if they do, they want all the money.  And they get it.  If you want one up on them, this is quite possibly your only opportunity.  Mr. Frehley autographed this guitar, and signed the outside of the case.  Mr. Frehley’s manager charges fans $500.00USD for ONE (1) SIGNATURE.  This guitar and case—There are  TWO (2).  That’s $1000.00USD right off the top.

 

 

The Front body has a Stunning, Crisp Flame Top that you expect from a guitar worthy of Ace Frehley’s name.  Again, I have owned plenty of Heritage Cherry Burst Les Pauls.  Something about an Ace Frehley Signature top is more Brilliant and Crisp than most of the Standards, Traditionals and even the Custom Shop pieces.  Very KISS!  If you get in close for inspection under a bright light there are barely any pick marks.  The hardware is a still a Mirror Shine as it left the factory 17 years ago.  All three pickups have the DiMarzio logo on the bottom right corner as they should.  Look at the awesome Ace Frehley Truss Rod Cover.  If you look just to the left of the bridge pickup, there is a tiny, faint ding.  I have a close up photo above with the tip of a pen to show you.  It is well hidden in the busy Sunburst finish.  While you are close for inspection under the bright light, you will find some light, even finish checking on the front headstock.  I could not get it to capture in a close up photo.  Some people would not notice this if I did not mention it here.  It is really that faint.

 

Notice that the tuners on this one are not the original Grover Chrome tuners.  The prior owner installed these Grover Pearloid Banjo style tuners like the one Mr. Frehley uses on his.  The Original Chrome Grover Tuners *ARE INCLUDED* and inside the case if you want to put them back on.  They line up with the same screw holes so there are no un-necessary extra holes.

 

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Flip over to the rear body and it is a glossy, shiny mirror finish.  There is NO BUCKLE RASH on this Ace.  This one is just super clean and sharp as they come.  If you get in close for inspection under a bright light, you will find some very faint surface scratches on the clear coat on the very top center of the rear body, just below the neck heel area.  The Large access cover has some light, honest play and polish marks.  Move your eyes to the lower right corner of the rear body and there are some pin-head sized dimples in the clear coat.  I believe some of these were there when it left the Gibson factory.  This is a very common area on Les Pauls to see ultra tiny dimples like these.  THAT’S IT!!!! NOTHING ELSE TO REPORT!!  This one is as clean as you will find without visiting the Gibson Museum, if they have one open to the public.  IT IS JUST THAT CLEAN AND COLLECTIBLE!

 

WAIT… IT GETS BETTER!!!  This 1997 Ace Frehley Les Paul Custom will be shipped in the Original Gibson USA Hardshell case you see photographed.  The dark blue Ace Frehley Signature Satin Shroud is still sewn in.  The inside of the case is a Dark Blue to match.  Having owned many of the 1997-1998 Gibson Ace Frehleys, this IS the original hardshell case.  The signature on the shroud is silk-screened, not in ink.   The signature I have photographed on the OUTSIDE of the case is absolutely in ink and was signed by the hand of Mr. Ace Frehley himself.  This is a fine example of his signature with the stars and planets.  Brilliant.

 

Inside the Original Ace Frehley Gibson Case you will find Three (3) Packs of Ace Frehley Gibson Strings, the Original Chrome Grover Tuners, a Gibson Lightning Bolt Ace Frehley Strap and as a bonus, an Ace Frehley signed 1995 KISS KONVENTION Access Pass.  ALL PHOTOGRAPHED ABOVE! 

 

This Gibson will be TRIPLE BOXED for added safe, secure shipping anywhere on earth!  I specialize in shipping fine, collectible instruments around the globe.  You want it Safe!  You want it Fast!  You want it Affordable!

 

 

THIS IS THE GUITAR YOU BUY FROM AN EXPERIENCED WORLD-WIDE COLLECTOR.

 

This guitar lights up a room.  The Ace Frehley Face on the Headstock, the Rich, Dark Ebony finger board.  The Lightning Bolt Inlays and of course the Crisp, Bookmatched FlameTop on this Les Paul is totally Ace Frehley.

This guitar has never seen a stadium tour, but I assure you it is a wild time to play.  Ebay only allows 12 pictures. I put the ones I believe best represent this guitar. If you want any more pictures, contact me and I will get them to you. 

 

INVEST IN A PIECE OF MUSIC *AND* KISS HISTORY.

 

 

 

 

READ MY FEEDBACK AND BID WORLDWIDE WITH CONFIDENCE.

 

 

 

MOST OF MY GUITARS GET SHIPPED INTERNATIONALLY.  IF YOU LIVE ON THIS PLANET, I WILL GET THIS GUITAR TO YOU!  PLEASE CONTACT ME PRIOR TO BIDDING WITH YOUR *POSTAL CODE* FOR PRICING.

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

 

 

I have chosen to use faster EXPRESS Shipping on this Rare Ace Frehley.  If you are in the United States, this is generally overnight service.  To my friends overseas, this is fast service to customs.  I am sticking to Priority shipping rates.  I will pay the difference from my end to help out the new owner.


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