The Aged & Signed Frehley Burst Archive

   I've attached copies of Gibson Custom's spec sheets for The Frehley Burst guitars ... version 1 (below left) and version 2 (below right). To be honest, I was really disappointed to read the final version (below right) that they released, for the simple reason that it makes it sound as though they went almost entirely off Ace's "recollections" of the original, when creating the guitars. Here's my main issues and why ...
1.)  Ace didn't lose the guitar, as they state ... he sold it. I proved that, on The Frehley Burst page, with documentation to back it up.
2.)  At no point do they mention anything about Al Romano, the original guitar's owner since 1988; or the fact that he took the guitar to Gibson Custom for them to study, photograph and document in the kind of detail that simply cannot be "recalled" by anyone ... especially not after nearly 30 years apart !
   Don't get me wrong ... the reproductions of The Frehley Burst are amazing and Gibson Custom really knocked it out of the park ! But, the story they provided for 'how' they did it, is a little off.

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   The idea to archive the 50 Aged & Signed Frehley Burst guitars was actually presented to me by my long-time friend John Phillips. To my surprise, when he presented the idea to me, he had already collected pictures of a substantial number of the guitars ... making my job, pretty easy !
   We're still missing a few, but I'm sure they'll turn up !!
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Frehley Burst '59 - Ace Frehley 37
This is the only verified picture of #37 that we have.
Frehley Burst '59 - Ace Frehley 47
Coming Soon - More pictures of this guitar
Frehley Burst '59 - Ace Frehley 1 featuring a lightning bolt drawing as wellFrehley Burst '59 - Ace Frehley 1Frehley Burst '59 - Ace Frehley 1Frehley Burst '59 - Ace Frehley 1