With Bigsby B70, Gibson Burstbuckers, and custom Inverness Green finish! This is a luxury, limited-edition Les Paul Standard that'll turn heads, weather you're a big Bonamassa fan, or just love a great, unique guitar!
There's no doubt that Joe Bonamassa is one of the greatest guitarists alive today, a modern blues legend who, like so many of his heroes, chooses the Les Paul as his weapon of choice. Only natural, then, that Epiphone should honour him with this stunning and unique limited-edition Les Paul Standard, loaded with Gibson Burstbucker pickups!
Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 2015 Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard w/ Bigsby® OutfitGibson USA Burstbucker™ Pickups: Joe Bonamassa has counted on Gibson Burstbucker humbuckers for all of his Epiphone signature models as well as his rare custom models. Nothing else comes closer to the sound of late 50s hand-wound "PAF"-style humbuckers than Gibson USA Burstbuckers. Joe's new "2015" Epiphone Les Paul features a Burstbucker-2™ in the neck position a slighter hotter-wound Burstbucker-3™ in the bridge position.
There's no better match-up than a Les Paul with humbuckers and just like the originals, each Gibson USA Burstbucker humbucker has its own individual "voice" enabling players to develop their own personal tone and style. The original humbucker was first invented and perfected at the Gibson/Epiphone factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Burstbuckers feature unpolished magnets and non-potted coils like the first generation of humbuckers. The myriad of variations in the output and tone of original "Patent Applied For" pickups came from inconsistencies in winding the bobbins, a result of the lack of automatic shutoffs on Gibson's winding machines in the late 1950s. Seth Lover, who invented the humbucker, recalled that original "Patent Applied For" pickups were wound "until they were full." When two coils in a pickup have a different number of turns, that variation puts a little "edge" or "bite" on the classic humbucker sound.
Controls for the new Ltd. Ed. Epiphone "2015" Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard w/Bigsby® Outfit feature 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. Like all Epiphones, the Ltd. Ed. "2015" Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard w/Bigsby® Outfit comes with Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and world famous 365/24/7 Gibson Customer Service. You don't have to have a vintage Les Paul to sound like Joe.
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top Material: Carved Hard Maple Cap
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Rounded D-Profile, 1959 Shape
- Neck Joint: "Deep Set" Glued-In
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with Pearloid "Trapezoid" Inlays
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Frets: 22, Medium-Jumbo
- Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA BurstBucker™ 3 Humbucker
- Neck Pickup: Gibson USA BurstBucker™ 2 Humbucker
- Controls: Bridge Volume, Neck Volume, Bridge Tone, Neck Tone, Epiphone All-Metal 3-Way Toggle
- Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matiic/Stopbar
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Hardware: Nickel
- Binding: Body and Fingerboard
- Machine Heads: Grover™ 18:1 Ratio
- Colors: Inverness Green (IG)
- Includes: Lifton-Style Hardshell Case, Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity, Epiphone StrapLocks
- Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime