Peter Frampton model also features in new â€˜ Inspired Byâ€™ series 18/01/06
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The Gibson Custom division have launched the â€˜Inspired Byâ€™ series limited-edition collection of guitars inspired by and built to the exact specifications of some of the most innovative guitarists of all time. The Jimi Hendrix, Peter Frampton, John Sykes and Kiefer Sutherland (No! Really ?!?) models are among the offerings.
The â€˜Inspired Byâ€™ guitars are all handmade instruments crafted by Gibsonâ€™s famous Custom Shop, featuring one-of-a-kind looks, style, and tone. The Jimi Hendrix Psychedelic Flying V will be on display throughout NAMM at the Gibson Guitar Booth. In addition to the guitar, guests will have a chance to view rare Hendrix memorabilia on loan from Experience Music Project.
The mythical Jimi Hendrix Psychedelic Flying V, purchased in 1967 and used on tour in Europe during 1967 and 1968 with its swirling, psychedelic designs, highlights the spirit of the times and showcases Jimiâ€™s unique artistic expression.
Originally painted by Hendrix with what appears to be nail polish, the Custom Shop has used materials which reproduce the same sense of depth and texture.
The new Peter Frampton Inspired By model has a two-piece body unlike standard Les Paul Junior and Special models. It features three single-coil P-90 pickups, each of which has a dedicated volume control. The middle pickup can be blended in with (or isolated from) the rhythm and treble pickups as desired and a master toggle switch functions as it would on a two-pickup guitar.
The Gibson Custom Shop say that meticulously recreating Jimiâ€™s guitar and designing the new Peter Frampton model has been a labor of love for them. All of the materials and hardware are faithful reproductions of the original on each model. From initial wood selection to final assembly the Gibson Custom Shop exceeds every expectation and remains faithful the history of the finest guitars in the world.