American Guitar, Gibson Custom Shop, Nashville, 2003, Model Les Paul
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American Guitar, Gibson Custom Shop, Nashville, 2003, Model Les Paul, serial number CS 31712, expressly for Jay Jay French, the headstock inlaid with pearl, with Pinkburst Project TKL custom case.
"The first of the Pinkbursts is actually a Gibson Custom Shop re-creation of the original 1978 Les Paul that I had painted Pinkburst. It weighed nearly 10 1/2 pounds. When Twisted sister re-united, I didn't want to carry that kind of weight so I had the custom shop make a copy of the original one. I played this Custom Shop one for several world tours over the last 5 years. My name appears in pearl inlay just as it did on the original Pinkburst.
Finally, this guitar was shipped around to most of the other manufacturers involved with the Pinkburst Project so that the respective custom shops could make sure that the guitar finishes matched."
Jay Jay French
Photo: John Peden