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Gibson Releases Pete Townshend Signature Les Paul Deluxe #9

Disclosure Policy | Wed, Aug 16, 2006 | 276 |

The Pete Townshend 9 Electric GuitarCloseup of the Pete Townshend LpI’m gonna’ lay this on the line right from the get-go – Gibson’s Pete Townshend Deluxe Les Paul #9 looks like one seriously sweet guitar. On top of an incredible set of features, and of course its singular style, this one’s pretty much bound to be a collector’s item if for no other reason than the fact that Gibson’s Custom Shop is only producing 75 of them.

Talk about a limited edition.

Word has it that the Pete Townshend Les Paul #9 is an accurate reproduction of the LP Deluxe that Townshend played on stage during The Who’s popular heyday of the 1970s, and like the original it sports a highly customized pickup/control set-up, not to mention a ton of other fun tweaks.

Pickups are a DiMarzio Dual Sound naked humbucker in the middle position, sandwiched by a pair of mini-humbuckers at the bridge & neck. Extra toggles have been added for control of the DiMarzio, including one that taps the pickup and one to throw it out of phase.

Other unique features include a 3-piece pancake body (maple, mahogany, poplar,) Pete Townshend slim-profile neck, a Nashville TOM bridge, top-hat knobs, custom end-pins & metal jackplate, and of course that oh-so-cool “9” graphic that gives this guitar its name.

The Gibson Pete Townshend LP Deluxe #9 Features–

  • Pancake Body
  • Three-Piece Maple Top With Cream Binding
  • Mahogany/Poplar Back
  • Three-Piece Maple Neck (Slim Profile)
  • 24-3/4-inch Scale Length
  • Rosewood Fingerboard With 22 Frets
  • Pearloid Trapezoid Inlays
  • Mini-Humbucker Pickups At Neck & Bridge
  • DiMarzio Dual Sound Naked Humbucker (Middle)
  • Three Volume Controls & One Master Tone Control
  • 3-Way Pickup Switching
  • Toggles For DiMarzio Tap & Reverse-Phase
  • Nashville TOM Bridge
  • Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Kidney Bean Tuning Machines

Comes with a Custom Shop hard case, Pete Townshend Certificate of Authenticity, and a care kit. Available in Heritage Cherry Sunburst only.