Peter Frampton Guitar – Two fans recover Peter Frampton’s classic 1954 Les Paul guitar, which was thought to be lost forever in a plane crash more than 30 years ago, and gave it back to him.
Back in 1980 the guitar was traveling on a cargo plane along with other Frampton equipment when it crashed on the way to Panama. However, MSN reports that two fans that knew of the classic went on a search for it on the island of Curacoa and found it.
After the authenticity of the instrument was confirmed by Gibson experts the finders gladly returned it to Frampton last month.
A shocked Frampton said, “I’m still in a state of shock, first off, that the guitar even exists, let alone that it has been returned to me. I know I have my guitar back, but I will never forget the lives that were lost in this crash. I am so thankful for the effort of these who made it possible. Now that its back, I am going to insure it for $2 million and it’s never going to be out of my sight again! It was my number one guitar, and it will be reinstated there as soon as possible. Some minor repairs are needed.”
The Les Paul guitar is an electric guitar that was first sold in 1952 Named after its creator, Les Paul, along with collaborator Ted McCarty. The guitar is the same pictured on the ‘Frampton Comes Alive’ album cover with Frampton and was also used on his “Humble Pie” album.