When Epiphone announces a new limited-edition Les Paul, you know it's going to be special. And when it's a Joe Bonamassa signature model, even more so!
Here's all you need to know about the new Epiphone 2015 Limited-Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard, which has great features such as Gibson Burstbucker pickup and Bigsby vibrato arm. This is one hot Les Paul, indeed!
Modern blues legend Joe Bonamassa has made a name for himself as one of the greatest guitarists alive today and, of course, lends his name to a wide range of great signature guitar gear, from fx pedals to cables.
Like so many guitar heroes from the past, he usually chooses a Les Paul as his weapon of choice, so it's a fitting tribute, then, that Epiphone has decided to honour him with a new, stunning signature guitar!
The Epiphone 2015 Joe Bonamassa Les Paul is a truly unique electric guitar, and if you're looking for a Les Paul with a difference, it is indeed a great choice whether you're a big Bonamassa fan or not!
Joe Bonamassa has been part of the "House of Stathopoulo" family since 2011 and worked closely with Epiphone's luthiers at the Epi headquarters in Nashville to create a new Les Paul Standard that incorporated his favorite features from his collection of priceless vintage Les Pauls from the late 50s, this time with a Bigsby B70 vibrato!
Other features such as Gibson Burstbucker pickups and 1959-style "D" rounded neck help making this one of the finest Les Pauls Epiphone currently manufactures, giving even Gibson a good run for their money! In fact, the new Gibson Burstbuckers are closer-sounding to the original late fifties PAF humbuckers than any other pickups right now, giving this new Bonamassa signature model a distinctively vintage vibe.
Other cool features include the now-classic set of mismatched Gold "Top Hat" knobs for the bridge and neck pickup controls, just like Joe's favorite '59 Les Paul Standard. Epiphone's patent-applied-for LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge and the rock standard Bigsby vibrato along with premium Grover™ machine heads with a 18:1 tuning ratio, make set-up and intonation easy and rock solid.
And of course, the Joe Bonamassa "2015" Les Paul comes with Epiphone standard solid Nickel hardware, an Epiphone non-rotating ¼" output jack, and Epiphone StrapLocks. And to complete the look of Joe's priceless vintage Les Pauls, Joe's new "2015" Epiphone Les Paul comes with a classic "Lifton Styled" Hard Shell Case along with a Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by Joe Bonamassa.
By Ivan Silva