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
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.”
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
Weight Relief: 9-Hole
Neck: Multi-ply Top, Back and Headstock, Single Ply Fretboard
Neck: Custom Cantrell Profile
Nut width :1.687″ / 42.85mm
Scale length: 75″ / 628.65mm
Number of frets: 22
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.
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.