Peter Frampton’s prized 1954 Gibson Les Paul was thought to have been destroyed in a fiery plane crash in Venezuela over three decades ago. As fate would have it the guitar survived the wreck, was sold to a musician in Curaçao, then returned to its rightful owner last December.
It’s been long overdue but Peter Frampton was finally able to reunite with his favorite instrument onstage last Saturday night in New York City!
Frampton said days before the 2/18 show:
“It was given to me, taken away from me via a fiery plane crash, then given back to me 31 years later. To think that I would ever play this guitar again is beyond belief. After some repairs have now been finished at Gibson in Nashville, I will be able to play it on stage at the Beacon Theater, NYC Saturday, 18th Feb. It will be one of those days I won’t forget as long as I live.”
Frampton is currently on a world tour celebrating the 35th anniversary of his landmark album Frampton Comes Alive.