THE TPP PETE TOWNSHEND
"NO. 5" LES PAUL TRIBUTE
Collaborating with his guitar tech, Alan Rogan, the legendary Pete Townshend came up with a stunning series of modifications to the standard layout of Townshend's newly acquired Gibson Les Paul "Deluxe", to better suit what he required from it on stage. A Dimarzio humbucker was fitted in the mid-position and controlled by the addition of two Les Paul 3-way toggle switches fitted beside the original control knobs. One was used for coil-tapping the newly fitted humbucker, the other for controlling on/off functions for the pickup when using it alongside the other two. The result was undeniably one of Townshend's greatest creations and gave birth to a series, each guitar numbered using letraset stickers to identify them, "No. 5" finished in Wine Red.
Epiphone Les Paul 56’ Goldtop - P.O.A.
Produced using the classic Gibson Epiphone Les Paul 56’ Goldtop, refinished in custom solid Wine Red, the Deluxe Edition features Dimarzio mid-position pickup, dual additional 3-way switches and all the classic specs including VOS / Light Relic' finish - this really is an amazing guitar for the money. Hardcase available to order.
Gibson USA Les Paul Studio 50's - P.O.A.
Gibson's Studio Tribute series enables players to harness the raw power and performance delivered by a genuine Gibson guitar but without the price-tag. Featuring Dimarzio mid-position humbucker, two additional 3-way switches and all the trimmings, this is quite possibly one of our finest Supreme Editions to date. Includes complimentary Hardcase.
Gibson USA Re-issue Les Paul Deluxe - £3,499.00
The top of range, built to the exact design attributes of Townshend’s original “No.5”, once combined with the full compliment of modifications, this guitar represents one of the jewels in the crown of our Relic Series. Includes complimentary Hardcase.
'VOS' & ‘Non-Relic’ Editions - P.O.A.
By popular demand, all of our Relic Series instruments are also available in 'VOS' and 'Non-Relic' Editions, the same classic guitar presented with all accurate equipment and modifications (where applicable) but free of any ageing, relic-ing or simulated damage. A must-have for guitar fans that just can't get into the 'Relic' vibe, we leave it to you to road-wear these babies! Contact us for a quotation.