Bob Welch's Les Paul synth guitar
In the 1980s, looking for new guitar sounds, Welch bought a Gibson Les Paul Studio Standard (an upscale version of the Studio) with a factory installed Roland synth controller. He also added a Kahler vibrola and Seymour Duncan pickups. He used this guitar extensively in the late 1980s with his own band Avenue M and also when he sat in with Fleetwood Mac. It's featured on the cover of his latest CD (shown above).
The guitar is still fully functional as a conventional guitar and as a synth guitar. It comes with Welch's Roland GR-700 floor unit (which powers up but does not function - probably needs cleaning) and the original Roland programming box and cord. The package also includes images of Bob playing the guitar, a "Best of..." CD with the track "Don't Stop" featuring the guitar, and sales receipts for the guitar (bought from ABC Music Center), gear (from Guitar Center) and pickup installation (from Valley Arts).
This unique rock memorabilia collection is offered at the reduced price of $4,500.
For further appreciation...
Close of body
Back of headstock
Back of neck
Back of body
Full back view
GR-700 floor unit
PG-200 programming unit
Best of... CD
Close of synth input jack
Original pickups and Roland memory cartridge