Jerry Cantrell Les Paul Custom “Wino Red” Revealed & Unboxing

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While Cantrell’s signature guitar is technically a G&L Rampage he bought in 1984 from a music shop he worked at, he started playing Les Pauls as early as the “Would?” music video. Cantrell has since gone on to use three primary Les Pauls: a Pelham Blue that he was seen playing as early as 2002’s Degradation Trip, a black one that he seems to favor during the William DuVall AIC era, and this one – a wine red Les Paul Custom that he was first seen playing on the Boggy Depot tour.

One listing has already popped up on Reverb with an asking price of $16,000.00

Reverb listing

Rumor has it that Gibson will be releasing a Jerry Cantrell Acoustic Songwriter guitar in March 2022 that first appeared in the “Atone” music video pictured in the instagram post below.

The following specs were released to us through a pre order…

“Made to replicate the Alice in Chains guitarist’s iconic Les Paul™ Custom, this guitar has many personal touches, including a Murphy Lab aged “Wino” Wine Red finish over a plain maple top and 9-hole weight-relieved mahogany body, aged gold hardware, Grover® Kidney tuners, and 490R and 498T pickups with a gold cover on the neck pickup and exposed coils on the bridge pickup. It also features a Fishman Powerbridge piezo pickup-equipped bridge for acoustic-like tonal options. There are two volume controls (one for each magnetic pickup), and a third volume (where the bridge tone control would normally be) for the Powerbridge piezo pickup. A master tone and a three-way toggle pickup selector round out the controls, while a stereo output jack allows for discrete electric and acoustic signal routing. A Jerry Cantrell Custom Case is also included. Only 100 guitars will be hand-made by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop as part of this very special limited run, and each will be personally hand-signed on the back of the headstock by Jerry Cantrell.”

Limited to 100 guitars at $8,999.99 MSRP

Murphy Lab aged

Signed by Jerry Cantrell

Chambered mahogany body with arched laminated maple top

Maple set neck

Ebony fretboard with Custom big block mother of pearl inlays

3 pickups: 490R in neck, 490T in neck (uncovered) Piezo under saddle

Fishman Powerbridge™

Grover Kidney tuners

Corian nut

Aged gold hardware

Our information can be confirmed as Moron Reviews was able to get our scummy little hands on one for preorder.


Shape: Les Paul
Material Top: Mahogany
Plain Maple
Weight Relief: 9-Hole


Neck: Multi-ply Top, Back and Headstock, Single Ply Fretboard
Neck: Custom Cantrell Profile
Nut width :1.687″ / 42.85mm
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale length: 75″ / 628.65mm
Number of frets: 22

Nut: Corian
Inlay: Custom Block Mother of Pearl
Bridge: Fishman Powerbridge (Tune-0-Matic style with Piezo Pickup built in)

Tailpiece: Stop Bar
Knobs: Black Speed Knobs

Tuners: Grover Kidney
Plating: Aged Gold

Neck pickup: 490R
Bridge pickup: 498T
Under Saddle: Fishman Powerbridge
Controls: 2 Volume, Master Tone, SOOK CTS Audio-Taper Potentiometers, Ceramic Capacitors. Additional Volume control for Powerbridge, with its 9V battery Mounted in the Control Compartment

Case: Jerry Cantrell Custom Case

Jerry Cantrell reportedly received this guitar in 1992, but didn’t use it publicly until his first solo album, 1998’s Boggy Depot.

Jerry Cantrell with “Wino Red Les Paul Custom” in August 1998 recording “Get Born Again” and “Died” with Alice in Chains

There also appears to be a Les Paul Standard prototype in the works with the design from Cantrell’s 1984 G&L “Blue Dress” Rampage.

This Les Paul Custom dons the “split diamond” logo that is found on all Les Paul Customs.

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