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Fans find Frampton's lost guitar after 30 years


A beloved guitar Peter Frampton thought he'd lost after a plane crash in the Caribbean 30 years ago has been returned to the rocker.

His prized Gibson Les Paul Custom, which he played on his landmark "Frampton Comes Alive" album was onboard a cargo plane that crashed en route to Panama in 1980.

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But following an exhaustive search, two fans stumbled across the instrument on the Dutch island of Curacao, confirmed its authenticity and teamed up with local tourism bosses to get the guitar back to Frampton.

The rocker received it last month in Nashville and says he's stunned to have it back.

He says, "I am still in a state of shock, first off, that the guitar even exists, let alone that it has been returned to me. I know I have my guitar back, but I will never forget the lives that were lost in this crash. I am so thankful for the efforts of those who made this possible. Now that it is back, I am going insure it for $2 million and it's never going out of my sight again! It was always my number one guitar, and it will be reinstated there as soon as possible. Some minor repairs are needed."

Guitar experts at Gibson have confirmed the instrument is the 1954 Les Paul that Frampton feared he'd lost forever.

Jan 7, 2012 1:19PM
christ you people are so lame,most of you need to get off your lazy asses and get a real life
Jan 6, 2012 5:02PM
Absolutely Awesome, Peter!  Dude you must be freakin' out man! This could not have happened to a classier artist. Been a huge fan since I picked up my first guitar, a Univox replica of this same guitar. Still wanna get my hands on one of his signature guitars. That would be trick! Hold on and don't let go, Peter. :)
Jan 6, 2012 1:02PM

Frampton 1st gave his regards to the loss of life before even commenting on his guitar.


Jan 6, 2012 11:47AM
I'm with Frampton's last concert in Seattle-Tacoma, he was a rude A-hole, screaming at concertgoers and ejecting them from the show because they dare to get up and go to the restroom or get a beverage.  I am nolonger a fan and change the radio station when his music is played.  Don't come back to the Northwest Pete until you apologize on the air to those os us that paid good money to see you and got crapped on instead.
Jan 4, 2012 6:59PM
Mr Frampton,
   I don't usually post anything anywhere,but I step out of my self on this one to make two comments. #1. I want to thank you,(no pun intended),for the contribution you made to all of us who love your music. You were more than an inspiration  and a huge part of my life. In 50 yrs old last July and have been playing guitar since age 14. Thank you for giving me the "want to", to pursue that part of my life,it never let me down and never had a bad moment,(well a few bar fights,but what the hell,it was still fun). You sir,are a giant among giants and deserve great respect. which brings me to my next comment. And actually isn't directed at you at all, I just hope the person whom this is intended,see"s it.
   To:no thanks2012,or @keith52. ....everyone is entitled to there opinion, so on that note,...............​.you suck. You are a huge void of suckness. Your life sucks,your wife sucks,(if one cud stand to wed you..uuugg!!) your kids suck,and your dog sucks. I wont mention your parents cuz that's jus not cool, like you,not cool,you suck. I hope you get scabies. Have a good day.     Thanks Peter...    ROCK ON!!!!
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