At last... The Mick Ronson Tribute Les Paul! Mick emerged in the early 70's as the leader of ''The Spiders from Mars'', David Bowie's back up band that launched Ziggy Stardust. Mick sanded down the top on the guitar as he�d been told it would improve the sound. True or not, it made the guitar visually unmistakable. Mick played this Custom throughout the Bowie years and on every project he worked on until he retired it to the Hard Rock Cafe Australia in 1982. In 2001 it was moved by Rick Tedesco to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where it was on display for 2 years. I�ve received 100s of e-mails on it and thought, since there were so many tribute guitars out, there should be something for the Ronson fan! I approached Suzy and Lisa Ronson, and they thought it was a great idea but we knew it had to be something special. Limited to 100 units, each guitar will be modified to the specs of Mick's original LP. We are the only people that can do this because we have the original guitar. Also included will be an 8x10 Mick Rock photo, Certificate of Authenticity signed by Suzy Ronson, Lisa Ronson and Rick Tedesco, a copy of Mick's biography, a Ronson guitar pick, and one of Mick's record albums from his personal collection! Each guitar is numbered 1 to 100 and has a decal of Mick's signature on the back of the headstock. The guitar is manufactured in the historic division of the Gibson Custom shop and features a carved maple top, mahogany back and neck, binding on body/neck/headstock, aged hardware, Gibson ABR bridge/stopbar tailpiece, 2 Gibson humbucking pickup's with covers removed, two volume, two tone, 3-way switch, 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays, natural unfinished top with ebony back and neck, Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case. The Gibson guitar company is not in any way associated with this promotion nor do they endorse it.
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