This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Aside from the Les Paul Kris created for me he also refinished and customized a number of my guitars, as well.Kris’ Les Pauls have become somewhat legendary in the industry as he only made a few before his untimely passing, from lung cancer, at the age of thirty-two. Carbon-Offset Shipping. Picture Information. The faux Paul nailed the tone that this hard-rocking riff master was seeking, and Slash laid down the bulk of the legendary lead work for the album in a flurry of overdubs at a small studio [Source: Star Guitars – 101 Guitars That Rocked The World by Dave Hunter] Anyway, one might assume that the guitar companies “victimized” by such practices have the moral high ground, but I would argue that it’s all about following the money trail. I have noticed that there has been a lot of discussion about the evolution of the Kris Derrig Les Paul on the Internet. Rich and Jackson guitars. $250.00 + $15.00 shipping . He used to make guitars in Los Angeles from 1976 – 1990, before he moved to Arizona. Kris had noted that in 1959 Les Paul's were assembled on a production line in Nashville. The 1960 Kris Derrig Les PaulThe history of the guitar he made for me began when Kris had some free time and began to create a new Les Paul to sell—as he was always in need of money. Peter "Max" Baranet is one of the USA’s premier electric guitar builders. As such, when he moved to California and began working at the Music Works, he would periodically cut the hair of staff members, customers, and friends of the shop. He has been missed since his passing over twenty years ago. Edited January 15 by GibSinCity Kris would buy old Gibsons from the period that weren't sunbursts and strip them down, dismantle them and rebuild them to his standard, finishing them as sunbursts. I knew him when he was happy and healthy and I sadly watched him fade away into sickness and death. 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard – Replica by Kris Derrig #9 0607 Slash got this guitar in 1986, around the time the band was doing finishing touches on the “Appetite For Destruction” album. As such, I thought I would write a few words on the subject as I was an actual friend of Kris. That was awesome BTW, thanks for posting it. Kris would buy old Gibsons from the period that weren't sunbursts and strip them down, dismantle them and rebuild them to his standard, finishing them as sunbursts. Finition: Honey Burst Micros: Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II & Zebra Reverse Zebra Grips: Vintage Gibson Top Hat Gold Switch Cap: Vintage Amber Construite par Kris Derrig entre Mai / Juin 1986. Free shipping . In fact, many superstar bands of the era, such as Ratt, Great White, Dokken, and Guns and Roses, commonly rehearsed at Jim’s shop, the Music Works, which had a rehearsal studio set up in the back building. Kris Derrig Kris Derrig (1954-1987) . Much of this discussion is speculation and incorrect. But, for the aficionado, if you look at the routing and the pickup cavities, Kris created them slightly different from the Gibsons of the late 1950s and there is a few other things that can be noticed by the trained eye. The Kris Derrig Les Paul The story of Kris' Les Paul creations, (in California), occurred when he was hired in the mid 1980s by my long-time friend, Jim Foote, (who is every bit the luthier that Kris was and, no, Jim is not dead as Slash mistakenly stated in his autobiography). Kris Derrig with one of his replica '59 Gibson Les Paul flame-top guitars; Credit: Courtesy of Scott Sheldon Foote believes Derrig, whom he describes … Kris Derrig was an excellent North American Luthier, sadly now deceased. I went to the bank and gave him the money later that afternoon.As it was still not complete, I wanted Kris to take the guitar in a slightly different direction from the other Les Pauls he had crated while at the Music Works. 39. 1 watched in last 24 hours. As a guitar builder, he is best known for building Slash 's recording guitar, used in the Guns N' Roses album Appetite For Destruction, as well as many other highly sought-after Gibson Les Paul … Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music. The band's manager back at that time, Alan Niven owned a Derrig-Made replica LP of his own and brought it into the studio during the Appetite recordings. Continental U.S. English USD Reverb Gives. 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