The Epiphone 2015 Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard Bigsby Electric Guitar in Inverness Green, delivers the stylish and sophisticated signature model of blues legend Joe Bonamassa. The one-of-a-kind Inverness Green model is equipped with Gibson Burstbucker humbucking pickups, a classic Bigsby B70 vibrato tailpiece, and each guitar comes with a Les Paul-classic "Lifton" style hard case.
Les Paul Standard Body
In creating this model, Bonamassa worked closely with Epiphone's luthiers at their Nashville headquarters, and took his favourite features from his extensive collection of priceless vintage Les Pauls from the late 1950s, with a couple of unique touches. The body is shaped to the classic single-cutaway design using mahogany to infuse this guitar's character with an inherent warmth and customary powerful sustain. The top has a carved maple cap, which is finished in Inverness Green at the request of Bonamassa himself. The maple and mahogany partnership is a long standing combination that offers the warmth of the mahogany with a soothing mid to low-end energy, whilst the maple cuts through with articulation across the upper mids and high frequencies.
Deep-Set, Glued-In Neck
A traditional mahogany neck is deep-set into the body and glued-in to maximise resonant transfer from the strings and neck to the body and pickups. The neck is shaped to the rounded D-profile with a "1959" shape that closely adheres to that of Bonamassa's favourite '59 Les Paul. Paired with the neck is a divine rosewood fingerboard, which offers a sumptuous playground for your fingers to run around in. There are 22 medium-jumbo frets to navigate, with trapezoid position inlays to guide your way in style. The 12-inch radius is perfect for executing smooth string bends, encouraging you to move around freely and use the single-cutaway body profile to its full advantage by easily accessing the upper frets.
Gibson Burstbucker Humbucking Pickups
To deliver his smooth blues' tones, Bonamassa relies on Gibson's Burstbucker humbuckers, which offer as close a representation of the coveted late '50s hand-wound "PAF" humbuckers. In the neck position is a Burstbucker-2, and a slightly hotter Burstbucker-3 resides in the bridge position. The Burstbuckers are equipped with unpolished magnets and non-potted coils to match the first generation of humbuckers. Control comes in the form of individual volume pots for each pickup, individual tone controls for each pickup, and Epiphone all-metal 3-way toggle switch that allows you to select either pickup independently or both simultaneously. Simply put, if you're hoping to achieve smooth, creamy tones, then these beauties are more than happy to oblige - you won't be disappointed!
Fitted to the headstock are Grover 18:1 gear ratio tuning machines, which uphold tuning integrity with absolute precision - a must to ensure stability for smooth string bends. Fitted to the body is a LockTone tune-o-matic bridge with Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, creating a seamless connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and reinforce sustain. The Bigsby offers peerless vibrato control, returning to its starting position with graceful efficiency.
As previously stated, the Epiphone 2015 Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard Bigsby Electric Guitar in Inverness Green comes with a "Lifton Styled" hardshell case, along with a certificate of authenticity that is hand-signed by Joe Bonamassa himself.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model 2015 Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard Bigsby Top Material Carved Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile SlimTaper D Headstock Front "Epiphone" logo & matching body finish Truss Rod/Truss Rod Cover Bonamassa Inlay Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 22; Medium-Jumbo Tuners Grover Locking Pickup Configuration HH Position Inlays Pearloid Trapezoid Bridge Bigsby Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-o-matic/Bigsby B70 Active/Passive Passive Pickups Neck: Burstbucker 2
Bridge: Burstbucker 3
Controls Bridge Volume
Epiphone All-Metal 3-Way Toggle Switch
Finish Inverness Green Included Accessories Lifton-style hardshell case
Hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity
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