Heritage Cherry SunBurst
(( Discontinued Model ))
Autographed Rear Headstock
Autographed Original Gibson Ace Frehley Case
Gibson Lightning Bolt Guitar Strap
1995 Kiss Konvention Autographed Tag
2014 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
LES PAUL ALERT ** RARE KISS COLLECTOR
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.