Here is a Les Paul Custom I own that was previously owned by Ace Frehley of the band KISS.
1977 Gibson Les Paul Custom owned by Ace Frehley of KISS guitar collection.
More photos here: http://www.abalonevintage.com/abalon...aul_custom.htm
I had taken the middle pickup out when I had purchased the guitar because Ace had apparently installed the middle pickup himself. (It was not very professional looking) The wood was removed with what looked like a “blunt” object (screwdriver?) and the pickup was not even fastened to the guitar!!! It was held in place by a “Howard Johnsons” matchbook that was wedged down in the pickup cavity.
The neck pickup never worked so I finally decided to take her apart and find out what the deal was. After some time with an ohm meter I determined the wire that runs from the pickup selector to the output jack was goofy......so I pulled it out and found this:
I guess rock stars are not really quite what we though they are when we were kids.
(Sorry the photos are so BIG!!!!!!)