Bruce Kulick Talks Gibson Les Paul Guitar – Bob, Paul Stanley, Hits, Revenge, Carnival of Souls- KISS

Bruce Kulick:  Here’s an amazing LP (Les Paul) that has a fantastic tone, unique beauty, and has a big part in Kisstory. It was born as a 1953 Goldtop LP, that over the years had it’s conversion. My brother (Bob Kulick) owned it first. When he got it, the guitar was already converted in the late ’70s to be closer to a ’59 LP specifications, with PAF pickups and a sunburst finish. After I got it, Paul Stanley introduced me to Tom Murphy, the premiere guitar painter at the Gibson Custom Shop at the time, and his paint job revealed all the amazing grain in the maple wood top. Since 1992, I always wished I had a COA from him, and after I recently saw him he gladly provided me with one. So in my time in KISS it was used starting with these KISS recordings: HITS, Revenge, and COS. I used it quite a bit on my solo CD “BK3.” My leads on Eric Carr’s “Carr Jam” track, you will hear its distinct LP tone, that is special to a PAF loaded vintage mahogany Gibson. It has a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, and a wonderfully comfortable neck. Certainly a player guitar, like a conversion Les Paul should be. It was featured on the cover of Vintage Guitar Magazine in 2010, as well as their December calendar of that year. Super sound, and super sexy. It’s an incredible instrument!