Ace Frehley's heavily modified double-cut 1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe goes up for auction

Ace Frehley
(Image credit: Gotta Have Rock and Roll)

Following the news that a selection of Eddie Van Halen-played guitar gear and a Fender Stratocaster smashed to pieces by Prince are to hit the auction block, Gotta Have Rock and Roll – the auction house in charge of the lots – have listed yet another high-value item. This time: a double-cut 1973 Les Paul Deluxe owned by former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley.

The guitar was purchased in 1973 by Frehley himself at New York's Manny's Music, and was a regular single-cut, Tobacco Burst-finished Les Paul Deluxe at the time. 

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.