It wasn’t long ago that we saw the release of a custom Fender Stratocaster designed by the legendary guitarist, and now we have a new Gold Top ’76 Les Paul to gawk at too. The instrument isn’t an exact replica, but it is heavily inspired by the Les Paul Goldtop that he smashed up at a Who concert in 1976 at the Boston Garden, which is now on display at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
The signature model has a pair of mini-humbuckers with Di Marzio Super Distortion, a second three-position toggle for the pickup and a standard LP control set. The guitar is made from mahogany, and includes a nod to the original, with a ‘Break Here’ sticker on the back of the 8th fret. However, with only 150 models of this going around and a price tag that breaks the $4000 mark, it’s probably wise to not go all Pete Townshend on one of these and smash it up.
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