SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction

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  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction
  • SOLD - 1971 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty / Porno for Pyros / Jane's Addiction

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1971 Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty, which helped knock out 2 gold Porno for Pyros records. Was used to write and record many Porno for Pyros songs. It was used live from the very first appearance in a packed, dark and smoke filled Hollywood Palladium in 1992 until the very last gig, at 14 Below in Santa Monica in 1997. The only other electric guitars he used with any regularity during these epic times were his Floyd Rose 1979 Strat, and 1987 Gibson EDS1275 double neck SG. In addition, Pete used this Les Paul sporadically for special occasions, parties, solo gigs, Hellride gigs, and recording until 2015. 

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The original tuners were swapped out decades ago. Original bridge pickup is ancient history. Pete also installed a coil tap switch by the knobs which works on the Dimarzio bridge humbucker to allow for single coil tone. The neck pickup sounds like a holy grail T-TOP neck pickup, but it's also just the guitar itself.  The guitar has classic vintage Les Paul resonance. But damn, the neck pickup is like holy. Guitar has wonderful yellow aging which makes it look older than it is, which is beautiful. Has wonderful dings and scratches. Has no ugliness or bad scars. Has only great aging and battle scars.  A very small side "chip" of the headstock wood was re-glued, this was a cosmetic sort of thing, not a structural break, and is small. There are no traditional headstock or neck breaks or repairs. This guitar has traveled very many miles. Pete says that piece chipped during a stage dive. It's very minor and in my opinion only adds character, being that this guitar is "player-grade" instrument. About 5 years ago he installed a Bigsby as you can see in the "Perrypalooza" videos at the Mirage in Vegas, but it has since been removed. I remember talking to Pete before that performance (with Billy Idol) and my jaw dropped when he told me about the Bigsby installation. Anyways, it's back to it's original glory. and looks tight as hell with just the right patina. The Bigsby holes were filled seamlessly by a professional luthier and you'd never know they were there. This is a very, very playable guitar and I'd say the overriding characteristic is fast-ness, it's a screaming fast lead machine. It's surprisingly fast and your fingers just kind of bounce into all the right places. It's one of those. Refretted with 6105 size fret wire, tall medium width, "medium jumbo", just perfect. Strap knobs changed (as always with Pete) to modern locking. 

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