During his years making rock history as a member of the Doors, guitarist Robby Krieger was typically seen onstage with Jim and Ray and John playing a large-guard 1967 SG Standard (which Gibson Custom immortalized several years ago). For Krieger, however,
the lesser-known workhorse among his guitars is a 1954 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty that he acquired in 1968.
Although Krieger’s Black Beauty did not see the stage time that his SG did, it’s nonetheless been at his side
while writing songs and recording. You’ll hear it on numerous Doors classics, particularly “L.A. Woman.” The instrument’s connection to that timeless song has earned it the nickname, L.A. Woman, and Gibson Custom will be issuing a limited
run of 300 replicas of the famed guitar. 50 of the L.A. Woman replicas will be signed and played by Robby and aged to perfectly replicate the present condition of the guitar. Another 100 will be aged, and another 150 will finished as VOS. The Music Zoo will
be proud to carry two of the aged and signed instruments, three aged instruments, and five VOS instruments.