34 år efter att Eagles dominerade världens hitlistor med Hotel California släpper Gibson en begränsad specialutgåva av den Les Paul som Don Felder använde för att spika fast låtens solo i vårt kollektiva musikmedvetande. Don Felder Hotel California 1959 Les Paul heter hyllningen, en exakt kopia av Felders original, producerad i endast 300 exemplar.

Felders gitarr har återskapats in i minsta detalj, från tidstypiska komponenter som paf-mikrofoner (eller egentligen kopian Burstbucker) till finishen på Felders LP, praktiskt nog döpt till Felder burst. Kroppen består av lönn och mahogny, enligt Gibson det bästa av två världar om man är intresserad av ett såväl varmt och djupt som tydligt ljud med bett i. Mahogny i halsen garanterar också enligt Gibson en ”överlägsen” resonans och sustain.

Av de 300 exemplaren är 50 åldrade och signerade av Don Felder själv, 100 åldrade och de resterande 150 ”bara” behandlade med Gibsons vintage original spec-teknik, för att återskapa vintage-känslan.
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English.
  • Year: 2010 1959 Reissue
  • Manufacturer: Gibson Custom Shop
  • Model: Don Felder HotelCalifornia Les Paul
  • Case: Original Hard
  • Color: Felder Burst
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Description: Finally! Don Felder is getting the recognition he deserves! Frequently named in polls for the "world's greatest guitar solos", and listed at #49 in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time", Don Felder and Joe Walsh's dual guitar solo on the Eagles' "Hotel California" tapped a searing tone and an atmospheric vibe that still resonates today. In the recording studio, Don Felder used his '59 Les Paul to play his leads on the Hotel California album, including his imaginative and thrilling work on the Hotel California track. To honor this legendary pairing of artist and instrument, Gibson Custom has just introduced the Don Felder "Hotel California" 1959 Les Paul guitar, in a strictly Limited Edition with only 50 aged and signed units, 100 aged units and 150 VOS units produced. The instrument is crafted in the image of Gibson's iconic 1959 Les Paul with a few twists unique to Don's model which includes a smaller than usual neck for the era. All versions carry the same basic specs and the aged versions are aged to accurately reflect the look of Felder's original '59 Les Paul. All come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. This guitar is one of 50, Aged to look exactly like Don Felder's 1959 Les Paul. It has also been played, signed and numbered by Mr. Felder. This guitar is highly collectable and an awesome player. The neck measures .898 at the first fret and .949 at the 12th. It has a very comfortable feel and a light action. The guitar weighs 8 lbs. 10.5 oz. It is light on you back and extremely resonate. We all know how good this guitars sounds on the "Hotel California" album. Now, you can listen to how good you'll sound with this same guitar! SPECIFICATIONS 2-piece figured maple top 1-piece solid mahogany back Single-ply cream binding on top 1-piece mahogany neck w/long neck tenon Felder neck profile Holly headstock veneer Rosewood fingerboard 22 frets (fretted over binding) Aged acrylic trapezoid inlays Single-ply cream binding on neck 24 3/4" scale length, 1 11/16" width at nut Vintage tulip tuners Nashville TOM bridge Stopbar tailpiece Aluminum strap buttons BB #2 neck pickup BB #1 bridge pickup Gold Top Hats Felder Burst finish LIMITED EDITION  COLLATERAL Custom Shop case silkscreend with Don's signature. Leather/engraved Certificate of Authenticity "Hotel California" guitar sheet music signed by Don Feel the Power! The Power of the Paul!