Epiphone introduce the Bonamassa signature Les Paul

Posted 10 Dec 2010 in Gear News, Press Releases

Here’s what Epiphone have to say about their new Joe Bonamassa signature Les Paul.

…Joe Bonamassa has brought searing electric blues-rock back to its American roots, and helped to redefine the genre in the process. The effort has won him top honors on countless “guitarist of the year” polls, and #1 status on the Billboard Blues chart–and through it all, a Les Paul has remained Bonamassa’s go-to guitar. Of his beloved instrument, Bonamassa has said, “For me to be myself, I have to play a Les Paul. I plug it in and it sounds like me–exactly the way I’m supposed to sound. Anything else just doesn’t make sense.”

Previously, the only way you could acquire Bonamassa’s own breed of Les Paul was to lay your hands on the Gibson Custom Shop’s pricey Artist model… until now. In honor of Joe’s achievements, Epiphone introduces the Joe Bonamassa Les Paul: a guitar crafted to exacting standards in the image of Bonamassa’s #1 instrument, now priced for the hard-working guitarist, but available in strictly limited numbers, with a total production run of 1,000 instruments. The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Les Paul nails the look of Joe’s own LP to a “T”, with its Metallic Gold finish, mismatched two-and-two control knobs, and black plastics (just like Joe’s!), and black body-back and neck finish. But the similarity is far more than skin deep. A pair of Gibson U.S.A.’s famed BurstBucker™ pickups give the guitar all the scorching sweetness of vintage PAF humbuckers, while its select tonewoods, an upgraded hardware set, and uncompromising Epiphone construction and set-up give it Bonamassa-certified sustain and playability.


Carved, arched rock maple top with Metallic Gold finish
Rounded ’50s “D” neck profile
Gibson U.S.A BurstBucker™ 2 and Burstbucker™ 3 pickups
Genuine Grover™ enclosed tuners with 14:1 gear ratio
Hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity by Joe Bonamassa
Price: $1,525

Source: Press Release and http://www.sonicstate.com/

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