Collectable Guitars

Neil Schon Signature Les Paul

icontexto-webdev-social-bookmark-091After my post about the Gibson Les Paul Axcess, I thought I should follow up my mention of the Neal Schon Signature Les Paul. I believe only about 80 of these guitars were made by the Gibson Custom Shop, so they certainly fit under the collectable category.

Here is a video of Neal discussing and demonstrating the Les Paul, and below that is a bit of sales copy about theguitar’s unique features.

Rock guitar icon Neal Schon, best known as Journey’s lead guitarist and famous in his own right, has put his personal touches on the new Neal Schon Signature Les Paul guitar from Gibson Custom. The new model features such personal Schon touches as a Floyd Rose tremolo unit, a dramatically sculpted neck/body joint for easier upper fret access, and a Fernandes Sustainer pickup for the screaming lead parts he is famous for.

The Neal Schon Signature Les Paul model has a carved mahogany top, mahogany back, multi-ply black/white binding on top, chrome-plated hardware and a Floyd Rose tremolo. The one-piece mahogany neck has a scarfed heel joint a “Schon custom” slim-taper neck profile. The 22-fret ebony fingerboard features pearl split-diamond inlays and single-ply white binding. The pickups are a DiMarzio Fast Track/Fernandes Sustainer in the neck position and a Gibson BurstBucker® Pro in the bridge position. In addition to the standard Les Paul electronics (individual pickup volume and tone controls, plus three-way selector switch), the Schon Signature features two mini-toggles – an on/off for the Sustainer and an octave effect – along with a push/pull pot for midrange cut.

12 replies on “Neil Schon Signature Les Paul”

no idea..I suggest googling it unto you find a dealer with one or maybe keep an eye on ebay..

Save your $1000’s of bucks and purchase an Aria proII per80 (ebay) The guitar that Neal designed for aria and played for about three years, It where he got the heeless neck joint from for this overpriced Gibson , which is not at all a Les Paul, Big $$$ talks and Gibby is all about Big $$$ for basically C>R>A>P that they make today.

I have a 1990 Ibanez Universe 7 String Multicolor Steve Vai model in exc cond I would be willing to trade for a Schon Les Paul in similar condition. Please reply if interested.

I own a goldtop Neal Schon Signature Les Paul, and I second Peter’s claim that it’s “unbelievable”! Expensive guitar? Yes. But, I can honestly say it’s unlike any other Les Paul available by a long shot, and that includes the LP Axcess. Combine the obvious features like the Floyd Rose, the Sustainer, and the “heal less” neck joint with more subtle (but equally vibe worthy) appointments like the incredible sounding push/pull pot for mid tone cut and the custom inlays, and this is a dream LP…at least for me. The fact that it’s also a goldtop (my fave LP color) only adds to it’s appeal.