Gibson Don Felder “Hotel California” 1959 Les Paul

The Gibson Custom Shop has introduced the Don Felder “Hotel California” 1959 Les Paul, an instrument created in the image of Felder’s original 1959 ‘Burst used for nearly all of the solos on the Eagles’ Hotel California album.

Produced as a three-tiered Limited Edition, there will be 50 guitars hand-aged by Gibson Custom and personally signed by Don Felder, 100 hand-aged, and a further 150 given Gibson’s VOS treatment.

Hand-aged examples meticulously reproduce the look of Felder’s own ’59 Les Paul, while VOS versions present the gently aged look and feel of a vintage instrument.

All are made with period-correct specs and components and finished in a uniquely tinted and faded “Felder Burst” finish, formulated exclusively for this guitar.

The guitar features a figured maple top specially selected to replicate the look of Felder’s original, with a solid one-piece mahogany back and one-piece mahogany neck, carved to match the neck on Felder’s original.

Features also include a pair of BurstBucker pickups, Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, and a set of vintage Kluson-style green-button tuners.

All guitars come with a black, plush-lined Gibson Custom hardshell case, a Certificate of Authenticity, and full owner’s manual and adjustment literature.

Each also is covered by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.

Recommended retail prices:

  • VOS $10,351
  • Aged $14,115
  • Aged/Signed $17,645