Gibson Les Paul Custom John Lennon Signature
Many are the guitars that John Lennon used during his life, but this one that you see in the images is very special, since it is a piece that he used in many live acts, among them his charity concert in 30 August 1972 at Madison Square Garden.
This is an exact replica of that guitar in which hundreds of hours have been invested. When Lennon bought it, he contacted Ron DeMarino, a well-known luthier from New York, to do some modifications. Among these was to install humbuckers. But instead, the luthier installed a Charlie Christian pickup on the neck, to deliver a clear and powerful sound. On top of that, he also swapped the bridge for a Gibson tune-o-matic and, following Lennon’s requirements, removed the paint that gave it the sunburst finish to add a cherry one.
Years after his death, this guitar was turned over to Gibson Custom’s Historical Program Manager Edwin Wilson, who made sure it was replicated to the highest level. Every detail and mark. Even the order of the cables, the winding and each of the electronic parts inside.
This is undoubtedly a collector’s item for Lennon fans who want to get their hands on a piece of history.
- Collector’s item
- Model: Les Paul Junior
- Construction: Solid
- Body: Solid mahogany
- Neck: 1-piece mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck construction: Set-neck
- Neck profile: Early 50’s rounded
- Nut width: 1 11/16″
- Nut material: Bone
- Frets: 22
- Scale: 24.75″
- Tuners: Schaller
- Fingerboard inlays: Pearloid dots
- Pickups: 1 x P-90 (bridge), 1 x Gibson Charlie Christian (neck)
- Controls: 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way switch
- Pickguard: 1-ply black
- Bridge: APR-1
- Hardware: Aged chrome
- Strings: Gibson Vintage Reissue .010-.046
- Finish: Faded Cherry
- Cutaway: Yes
- Includes Gibson Custom Shop hardcase and certificate of authenticity
- Made in USA