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Tommy Thayer "Spaceman"]
Tommy Thayer "Spaceman"

Thomas Cunningham Thayer (born November 7, 1960) is an American musician and songwriter best known as the lead guitarist for the American hard rock band Kiss, as well as the former lead guitarist for the band Black 'n Blue.


In 1994 Kiss's Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley hired Thayer to work part-time on their forthcoming book Kisstory, which led to other projects and eventually a full-time role with Kiss. Thayer's work for Stanley & Simmons began by performing such tasks as painting Stanley's house and cleaning out Simmons' gutters.[2] Thayer managed the 1995 Worldwide Kiss Convention tour and the Kiss MTV Unplugged concert. In preparation for 1996’s Kiss Alive/Worldwide Tour, Thayer worked with guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss, to help them relearn their original guitar and drum parts from the 1970s. Thayer worked as producer and editor of Kiss’s long form video and film releases including: Kiss, The Second Coming in 1998, New Line Cinema’s feature Detroit Rock City in 1998, and Showtime Television’s pay-per-view, The Last Kiss in 2000.


By 2002 and with the growing uncertainty of Ace Frehley’s involvement in the band, Thayer stood by for a Kiss performance at the 2002 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in Salt Lake City to fill-in on lead guitar if necessary. One month later Thayer got the call and donned the Spaceman makeup for the first time, filling in and performing onstage with Kiss at a private concert in Trelawny, Jamaica. Several TV appearances followed in 2002 including ABC’s Dick Clark’s American Bandstand 50th Anniversary Show and That 70s Show on Fox.


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Tommy Thayer "Spaceman" Les Paul Standard

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Tommy Thayer "Spaceman" Les Paul Standard
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Tommy Thayer "Spaceman" Les Paul Standard
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Tommy Thayer "Spaceman" Les Paul Standard Outfit
  • 2013
  • Limited run of 1,000 pieces

Body:

  • Mahogany body
  • Plain Maple Veneer

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany neck with 1960's SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Deep-Set Neck Joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid Trapezoid inlays
  • Limited Edition stamp with "Spaceman" logo on back of headstock
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Tommy Thayer" inscription
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body & neck

Electronics:

  • 1 covered 498T™ Humbucker pickup
  • 1 uncovered Gibson 498T™ Humbucker pickup
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge/Stopbar tailpiece
  • 14:1 ratio Grover Deluxe Vintage Tuners
  • Black tophat knobs
  • Single-ply elevated black pickguard

Colors:

  • Silver Flake (SF) with Ebony (EB) gloss back, sides & neck

Includes:

  • Custom silver Hard Case
  • Inspired by Custom Studded Leather Strap
  • Signed Certificate of Authenticity
  • Binder with certificate and photo of Tommy with Guitar



Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Les Paul Standard

Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Les Paul Standard
Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Les Paul Standard
Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Les Paul Standard
Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Les Paul Standard
Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Les Paul Standard
Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Les Paul Standard
Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Les Paul Standard
Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Les Paul Standard
  • 2015
  • 1000 units made

Body:

  • Mahogany body
  • Plain maple veneer

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with 1960's SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Long neck tenon
  • Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
  • White headstock with black "Epiphone" logo
  • "Les Paul White Lightning" silkscreen on headstock
  • Chrome truss rod cover with "Tommy Thayer" engraving
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply body (white/black)
  • 1-ply neck (white)

Electronics:

  • Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker, Covered with chrome mounting rings (neck)
  • Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker, Open-Coil with white bobbins (bridge)
  • 3-way Selector switch with chrome cap and metal washer
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar
  • Grover Rotomatic 18:1 ratio tuners
  • Chrome plated elevated pickguard
  • White top hat knobs

Includes:

  • Custom "White" Hard Case
  • "Inspired by" Custom Studded Leather Strap
  • Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity
  • Binder with certificate and photograph






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