Yesterday I found some pictures from Bell Sound Studios from fall 1973 when Kiss recorded their classic selftitled first album. I was a bit surpriced about the guitars though. In Kiss Ace Frehley is world famous for his Les Pauls and Paul Stanley for his use och Gibson Firebirds and V's in the early days and later the Ibanez PS/Iceman. But when they recorded this first epic album with songs like Deuce, Firehouse, Black Diamond, and Cold Gin, they played different guitars. Ace obviously played a Fender Telecaster Deluxe! He also played a Ovation Breadwinner. Paul on the other hand did play a Les Paul, and he also played the same Breadwinner as Ace. I wonder if Ace had continued with the Telecaster on stage, what we would have thought of the tele today. Ace hade a huge impact on a whole generation of up and coming guitarists (myself included). When Ace bought his first Les Paul when they went on tour for that first record, he really changed the future for the guitar market in some aspect, and he didn't have a clue about it. Nor did Gibson or Fender. Funny how things turn out.