Gibson Custom Shop Ace Frehley Signature Les Paul
The 300 Gallery Archive

  Here is the archived gallery of pictures of "The 300" Gibson Custom Shop Ace Frehley Signature Les Pauls. Currently, we have located and obtained verified pictures of 111 of these beautiful guitars. We're always looking for the guitars we've missed ... and there's still lots of them left to find. So, if you come across one or if you own one that isn't pictured here, please feel free to e-mail me at jmtate3@shaw.ca and get your guitar added to this historical document.
  
   My only focus is on the guitars. Who owns it, where you live, how you got it, etc., isn't what I'm interested in. If you choose to share specific info, along those lines, then great ! I will always keep any and all information you share with me, 100% confidential. If you prefer to keep specific information private and to yourself, that's absolutely fine too !
   If you're sending me pictures of your guitar(s), I respectfully ask for the following ...
1.) Good quality, high resolution, clear and in focus pictures of your guitar ... the more, the better.
2.) At least one, clear and close-up picture of the serial number on your guitar.
3.) At least one, clear and close-up picture of the front of the body of your guitar.
4.) If you still have your guitar's Pre-Pack Check List card, I'd love to have a picture of that, as well.
ACE 001
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 11Mar97ACE 002
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 004
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 009
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 010
No Pre-Pack info available
ACE 001
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ACE 010
ACE 011
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 07Mar97ACE 013
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 014
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 015
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 016
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 020
No Pre-Pack info available
ACE 011
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ACE 020
  ACE 001    ACE 002    ACE 004    ACE 009    ACE 010      Missing: ACE 003, ACE 005, ACE 006, ACE 007 & ACE 008
  ACE 011    ACE 013    ACE 014    ACE 015    ACE 016    ACE 020  Missing: ACE 012, ACE 017, ACE 018 & ACE 019
ACE 021
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ACE 030
ACE 031
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ACE 040
ACE 041
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ACE 050
ACE 021
No Pre-Pack info available / Autographed by Ace Frehley in 2000ACE 024
No Pre-Pack info available
ACE 029
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 021    ACE 024    ACE 029      Missing: ACE 022, ACE 023, ACE 025, ACE 026, ACE 027, ACE 028 & ACE 030
Missing: ACE 031, ACE 032, ACE 033, ACE 034, ACE 035, ACE 036, ACE 037, ACE 038, ACE 039 & ACE 040
ACE 041
This is an unverified serial numberACE 049
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 27Mar97
  ACE 041    ACE 049      Missing: ACE 042, ACE 043, ACE 044, ACE 045, ACE 046, ACE 047, ACE 048 & ACE 050
ACE 051
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ACE 060
ACE 061
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ACE 070
ACE 071
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ACE 080
ACE 101
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ACE 110
ACE 081
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ACE 090
ACE 091
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ACE 100
ACE 052
No Pre-Pack info available
Now has it's pickguard installedACE 060
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 052    ACE 060      Missing: ACE 051, ACE 053, ACE 054, ACE 055, ACE 056, ACE 057, ACE 058 & ACE 059
ACE 062
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 064
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 17Jun97 / This checklist also has ACE 093 written on it but scratched out
  ACE 062    ACE 064      Missing: ACE 061, ACE 063, ACE 065, ACE 066, ACE 067, ACE 068, ACE 069 & ACE 070
ACE 071
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 071      Missing: ACE 072, ACE 073, ACE 074, ACE 075, ACE 076, ACE 077, ACE 078, ACE 079 & ACE 080
ACE 085
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 089
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 090
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 085    ACE 089    ACE 090      Missing: ACE 081, ACE 082, ACE 083, ACE 084, ACE 086, ACE 087 & ACE 088
ACE 093
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 093      Missing: ACE 091, ACE 092, ACE 094, ACE 095, ACE 096, ACE 097, ACE 098, ACE 099 & ACE 100
ACE 102
No Pre-Pack info available / Cracked headstock repaired by Gibson Custom Shop / Autographed by Ace Frehley in 2000ACE 103
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 104
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 106
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 109
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 110
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 102    ACE 103    ACE 104    ACE 106    ACE 109    ACE 110      Missing: ACE 101, ACE 105, ACE 107 & ACE 108
ACE 111
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ACE 120
ACE 121
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ACE 130
ACE 131
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ACE 140
ACE 141
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ACE 150
ACE 111
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 041
This is an unverified serial numberACE 114
This is an unverified serial numberACE 041
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 118
This is an unverified serial number
  ACE 111    ACE 113    ACE 114    ACE 117    ACE 118      Missing: ACE 112, ACE 115, ACE 116, ACE 119 & ACE 120
ACE 122
This is an unverified serial numberACE 123
This is an unverified serial numberACE 127
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 09Apr97 / This is my personal guitar - John Tate
  ACE 122    ACE 123    ACE 127      Missing: ACE 121, ACE 124, ACE 125, ACE 126, ACE 128, ACE 129 & ACE 130
ACE 133
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 138
This is an unverified serial numberACE 139
This is an unverified serial number
  ACE 133    ACE 138    ACE 139      Missing: ACE 131, ACE 132, ACE 134, ACE 135, ACE 136, ACE 137 & ACE 140
ACE 141
This is an unverified pictureACE 146
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 141    ACE 146      Missing: ACE 142, ACE 143, ACE 144, ACE 145, ACE 147, ACE 148, ACE 149 & ACE 150
ACE 151
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ACE 160
ACE 161
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ACE 170
ACE 171
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ACE 180
ACE 181
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ACE 190
ACE 191
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ACE 200
ACE 201
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ACE 210
ACE 211
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ACE 220
ACE 221
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ACE 230
ACE 231
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ACE 240
ACE 241
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ACE 250
ACE 251
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ACE 260
ACE 261
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ACE 270
ACE 271
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ACE 280
ACE 281
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ACE 290
ACE 291
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ACE 300
ACE 151
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 156
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 11Apr97ACE 157
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 151    ACE 156    ACE 157      Missing: ACE 152, ACE 153, ACE 154, ACE 155, ACE 158, ACE 159 & ACE 160
ACE 162
No Pre-Pack Checklist availableACE 164
No Pre-Pack Checklist availableACE 169
No Pre-Pack Checklist available
  ACE 162    ACE 164    ACE 169      Missing: ACE 161, ACE 163, ACE 165, ACE 166, ACE 167, ACE 168 & ACE 170
ACE 180
This is an unverified serial number
  ACE 180      Missing: ACE 171, ACE 172, ACE 173, ACE 174, ACE 175, ACE 176, ACE 177, ACE 178 & ACE 179
ACE 183
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 184
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 186
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 187
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 189
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 190
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 09Jun97
  ACE 183    ACE 184    ACE 186    ACE 187    ACE 189    ACE 190      Missing: ACE 181, ACE 182, ACE 185 & ACE 188
ACE 191
No Pre-Pack Checklist availableACE 192
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 01May97ACE 195
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 198
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 30Apr97ACE 199
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 28Apr97
  ACE 191    ACE 192    ACE 195    ACE 198    ACE 199      Missing: ACE 193, ACE 194, ACE 196, ACE 197 & ACE 200
  Something I'd like to hi-lite and clarify, from the information above is the significance of the date on the Pre-Pack Checklist cards. Those dates DO NOT signify the date a guitar was actually built. It's actually the specific date that the guitar passed it's "final inspection", before it was boxed up and shipped out to wherever it was destined to end up. With this information, it is entirely typical to see a lack of sequence for when a guitar was shipped out.
  I've compiled the charts below to show what I mean ...

Based on                                       Based on
Serial Number                               Pre-Pack Checklist Date

ACE 001  -  11Mar97                    07Mar97  -  ACE 011
ACE 011  -  07Mar97                    11Mar97  -  ACE 001
ACE 049  -  27Mar97                    24Mar97  -  ACE 103
ACE 064  -  17Jun97                     27Mar97  -  ACE 049
ACE 103  -  24Mar97                    09Apr97   -  ACE 127
ACE 127  -  09Apr97                     11Apr97   -  ACE 156
ACE 156  -  11Apr97                     24Apr97   -  ACE 205
ACE 190  -  09Jun97                     24Apr97   -  ACE 214
ACE 192  -  01May97                    28Apr97   -  ACE 199
ACE 198  -  30Apr97                     28Apr97   -  ACE 202
ACE 199  -  28Apr97                     28Apr97   -  ACE 215
ACE 202  -  28Apr97                     30Apr97   -  ACE 198
ACE 205  -  24Apr97                     31Apr97   -  ACE 231
ACE 214  -  24Apr97                     01May97  -  ACE 192
ACE 215  -  28Apr97                     14May97  -  ACE 286
ACE 231  -  31Apr97                     16May97  -  ACE 286
ACE 239  -  16May97                    09Jun97   -  ACE 190
ACE 286  -  14May97                    13Jun97   -  ACE 293
ACE 293  -  13Jun97                     17Jun97   -  ACE 064

  So, what's the deal, you ask ? Well, it's just simply Gibson Custom Shop's Quality Control, doing it's job. In the case of an anomaly, like ACE 064; the guitar may have been damaged in shipping or developed some sort of a playability issue, while hanging on the wall in a music shop and was then returned to Gibson for service. 


ACE 201
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 202
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 28Apr97
ACE 203
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 204
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 205
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 24Apr97ACE 206
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 207
This is an unverified serial numberACE 209
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 201    ACE 202    ACE 203    ACE 204    ACE 205    ACE 206    ACE 207    ACE 209      Missing: ACE 208 & ACE 210
ACE 214
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 24Apr97ACE 215
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 28Apr97ACE 219
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 214    ACE 215    ACE 219      Missing: ACE 211, ACE 212, ACE 213, ACE 216, ACE 217, ACE 218 & ACE 220
ACE 225
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 230
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 225    ACE 229      Missing: ACE 221, ACE 222, ACE 223, ACE 224, ACE 226, ACE 227, ACE 228 & ACE 230
ACE 231
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 31Apr97ACE 232
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 233
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 235
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 236
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 237
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 238
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 239
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 16May97
  ACE 231    ACE 232    ACE 233    ACE 235    ACE 236    ACE 237    ACE 238    ACE 239     Missing: ACE 234 & ACE 240
The 300 Gallery Archive
  ACE 241    ACE 242    ACE 243    ACE 244    ACE 245    ACE 247    ACE 249      Missing: ACE 246, ACE 248 & ACE 250
ACE 241
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 242
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 243
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 244
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 245
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 247
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 249
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 251    ACE 252    ACE 255    ACE 256    ACE 259    ACE 260      Missing: ACE 253, ACE 254, ACE 257 & ACE 258
ACE 251
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 252
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 255
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 256
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 259
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 260
This is an unverified serial number
ACE 263
This is an unverified serial numberACE 264
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 265
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 270
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 263    ACE 264    ACE 265    ACE 270      Missing: ACE 261, ACE 262, ACE 266, ACE 267, ACE 268 & ACE 269
ACE 271
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 273
This is an unverified serial numberACE 275
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 276
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 280
This is an unverified serial number
  ACE 271    ACE 273    ACE 275    ACE 276    ACE 280      Missing: ACE 272, ACE 274, ACE 277, ACE 278 & ACE 279
ACE 282
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 284
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 286
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 288
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 289
This is an unverified serial numberACE 290
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 282    ACE 284    ACE 286    ACE 288    ACE 289    ACE 290      Missing: ACE 281, ACE 283, ACE 285 & ACE 287
ACE 293
Pre-Pack Checklist Date: 13Jun97ACE 294
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 295
No Pre-Pack info available / The pickguard was autographed by Ace at NAMM 1998 / The top of this guitar is my personal favorite, of all of The 300ACE 296
No Pre-Pack info availableACE 300
No Pre-Pack info available
  ACE 293    ACE 294    ACE 295    ACE 296    ACE 300      Missing: ACE 291, ACE 292, ACE 297, ACE298 & ACE 299