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Epiphone Limited Edition Ace Frehley Budokan Les Paul Custom

Epiphone Limited Edition Ace Frehley Budokan Les Paul Custom


KISS's Budokan appearances helped make Ace's "Budokan" Les Paul his trademark guitar. Now, Epiphone's signature luthiers present perhaps the most talked about signature model yet, the Epiphone Limited Edition Ace Frehley "Budokan" Les Paul Custom Outfit. Epiphone worked closely with Ace and his original "Budokan" Les Paul to create a faithful reproduction of his favorite Les Paul as it stands today, including a period correct 3-piece hard Maple top, 3-piece Mahogany neck with volute, Grover(TM) tuners with pearloid buttons, and the famous "Eagle" sticker. Unlike Ace's original however, all three humbuckers on Epiphone's Ltd. Edition "Budokan" Les Paul are wired and ready to go.

Like all Les Pauls, Ace's "Budokan" axe features a mahogany body with the same classic lines of the original with Les Paul Custom style multi-binding both on the top and back. And like Ace's original, the Epiphone Ltd. Edition "Budokan" is made with a 3-piece hard maple cap. They also stayed true to the Kalamazoo factory's '70s-era 3-piece mahogany neck with a SlimTaper(TM) "C"-profile with a volute at the zero fret. The neck is glued-in and hand set with a deep-set neck joint. The 24.75" scale length is also exact to the original's specifications. The bound Ebony fingerboard has 22 medium jumbo frets, a 12" radius and 1.68" bone-style nut. The beautiful faded Cherry Sunburst color finish will make you think you've found a vintage classic. And, they also included an exact replica of Ace's "Eagle" sticker that you can attach if you want to be just like Ace.

Epiphone and Ace took great care to recreate the power of Ace's original Budokan Les Paul. Though Ace's original had only the bridge pickup connected, this "Budokan' Les Paul Custom is all wired up and ready to rock with three DiMarzio(TM) pickups; a DiMarzio(TM) PAF style pickup in the neck and middle positions and a DiMarzio(TM) "Super Distortion" in the bridge position to draw out the stage rattling tone of the mahogany body. Epiphone also recreated the original "Budokan's" vintage controls featuring gold SpeedKnob(TM) controls for bridge/middle volume, bridge/middle tone, neck volume, and neck tone.

Serial# 12111515993 

Weight 9 lbs. 1 oz.

Epiphone Limited Edition Ace Frehley Budokan Les Paul Custom Features:

  • Limited Edition
  • Cherry Sunburst Finish
  • Mahogany Body 
  • 3-Piece Hard Maple Cap Top
  • 3-Piece Mahogany Neck
  • SlimTaper(TM) Neck Shape 
  • C-Profile Neck with Volute at Zero-Fret
  • 24.75" Scale Length
  • 22 Medium/Jumbo Frets
  • Ebony Fingerboard 
  • 12" Fingerboard Radius
  • 7-ply Body Binding
  • 1.68" Nut Width 
  • Nickel Hardware
  • "Mother-of-Pearl" LP Custom Split Diamond Inlay on Headstock
  • "Mother-of-Pear" LP Custom Blocks Fingerboard Inlays 
  • "Mother-of-Pearl" Epiphone logo on Headstock
  • Vintage Grover(TM) Machine Heads with original Pearloid Buttons
  • DiMarzio(TM) "Super Distorion" Bridge Pickup: -
  • DiMarzio(TM) "PAF" Middle Pickup
  • DiMarzio(TM) "PAF" Neck Pickup
  • 1-Bridge/Middle Volume Control
  • 1-Bridge/Middle Tone Control
  • 1-Neck Volume Control
  • 1-Neck Tone Control
  • 3-way Toggle Pickup Selector
  • Gold SpeedKnobs(TM)
  • Bell Shaped "Ace Frehley Budokan" Truss Rod Cover in White Silkscreen
  • LockTone(TM) Tune-o-matic Bridge
  • LockTone(TM) Stopbar Tailpiece


  • Custom Hard Case with "Budokan" in White Stencil
  • Numbered Certificate
  • Photo of Ace with Guitar
  • Presentation Binder
  • "Eagle" sticker (unattached)

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