2012 Washburn Starfire Time Traveler-Paul Stanley of Kiss
For your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this 2012 Washburn Starfire Time Traveler.
From Vintage Guitar magazines article written by Tom Guera...
"Here is an unusual and highly collectible US made Washburn that was inspired by and built in connection with Paul Stanley of KISS fame. This guitar was gifted by Paul to its previous owner to commemorate his help in designing this model and is the only one of this limited run made in Inverness green. A letter from the previous owner and photo of Paul and he with the guitar will be included.
Inspired by Kiss co-founder Paul Stanley’s appreciation for vintage instruments – and loosely based on Washburn’s Paul Stanley Starfire model – the PS2012 Time Traveler is hand-built in Washburn’s Custom Shop in Chicago and relic’d by Washburn’s Gord Miller to look and play like a 50-year-old instrument.
Clearly inspired by the Gibson Firebird but with adaptations including an exaggerated upper horn, in several ways, the Time Traveler offers a number of improvements on the original. The guitar’s most noticeable feature is its funky tailpiece, milled from aluminum and hinting at the Stanley-as-Starchild connection. The body is a solid piece of mahogany with a raised center, further lending itself to the Firebird aesthetic. Because of the set-neck design, however, the bound ebony fingerboard, with its oversized pearl-and-abalone block inlays, sits higher from the body compared to the Firebird, with its neck-through design. The Time Traveler’s neck is of medium width, featuring a 243/4″ scale and 14″ radius. Other improvements on the original include the Buzz Feiten tuning system, a Tone Pros tune-o-matic-style bridge and traditional (versus banjo) Grover tuners."
All original with its original case, this one is a must collectible for any KISS fan!
Serial Number: 1305048
Case: Original Hardshell
Photos are of the actual guitar, not stock photos.
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