John Frusciante’s 1990s Gibson Les Paul Goldtop

John was seen playing this guitar in March 1991 during a side project with Flea (see image below). The project was focused on a band called HATE (Hops, Anarchy, Truth For Everyone), and next to John and Flea, it involved Angelo Moore from Fishbone and Nick Alexander (former Germs). The band was disbanded in 1991, most likely due to the two Peppers members focusing on working on Blood Sugar Sex Magik instead.

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John playing “Give it Away” in March of 1991 on a Gibson Les Paul Goldtop. Image credit: World Rockumentary Channel/YouTube

Although it’s very hard to tell anything from the video above, the guitar most likely wasn’t a vintage model, but the late 80s or early 90s one.


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