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Ace Frehley explains why he never changed his Gibson Les Paul guitar

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Ace Frehley explains why he never changed his Gibson Les Paul guitar

Legendary former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley or Spaceman was interviewed by SI and they talked about his long relationship with his Gibson Les Paul guitar.


Read what he said:

“It just has the right sound and the right sustain. It just feels right.

“It’s like when you get the right woman. You know you got it. And you don’t want to switch.

Ace Frehley

“Some guy is doing a book on Les Pauls, and he wanted a quote from me about the Les Paul – I said something to the effect that the Les Paul is like the Marilyn Monroe of guitars. It’s an icon, and it shines through.”

And when asked if he will ever play in KISS again, he said:

“It’s been 15 years but over the last two years, I’ve kind of reconnected with Paul and Gene.

“I reconnected with Paul on the [Free cover] track ‘Fire and Water’ [on 2016’s ‘Origins Vol. I’]. He actually shot a video with me. So that was a lot of fun and it was good to reconnect with an old buddy

Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley

“And then more recently, I did two songs with Gene for this new studio record that will be coming out. And then I did a [Hurricane Harvey] charity event with Gene in Minneapolis. That was a big success.

“And just a couple of weeks ago, I was with Gene, he invited me to come up to Los Angeles because he was doing an event for ‘The Vault’ [box set], and he wanted me to come up and perform with him. And we exchanged some great stories. We had a lot of fun.”

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