The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard Outfit in 'Norm Burst' is the sixth signature model from the blues guitar prodigy. Based upon a rare 1960 LP Standard that Joe discovered at Norm's Rare Guitars in California, it's modelled after one of the final year models made during the LP Standard's original production run. This guitar is packed with premium features and comes with a 'Lifton' style case and a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity. It's available for a limited time only!
AA Flame Maple Cap and 'Norm Burst' Finish
This guitar is closely modelled after Joe's vintage 1960 LP Standard and has all the classic vibes you'd expect of a Les Paul. Mahogany body, cream LP-style pickguard and an AA Flame Maple Cap in the distinctive Heritage Cherry 'Norm Burst' finish just like the original. Mahogany lends itself well to hard rock and blues styles thanks to its excellent low end and subtle highs, which is why LP-style guitars are often favoured by those who prefer an 'old school' sound. Mahogany can really growl and has incredible sustain thanks to the heft of the wood. The combination of Mahogany wood with a Maple top/cap is a classic rock combo, giving an excellent sound for rock and blues.
SlimTaper Neck Profile
The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard Outfit has a neck crafted from Mahogany to match the body, with a SlimTaper 60s profile for a slinky feel when soloing, with plenty of heft for fretting chords. An Indian Laurel fretboard feels fantastic under your fingers, with 22 medium frets for you play with marked by Les Paul-style Trapezoid Inlays. A small sloped dove wing headstock features a replica of Joe's signature on the back in gold silkscreen. With the comfortable 12-inch radius you'll find this guitar a joy to play on no matter what your style.
Joe's 'Norm Burst' Les Paul features a pair of powerful Epiphone ProBucker humbucker pickups that have the same componentry and materials as those used in vintage humbuckers from the late 1950s. Sand-cast AlNiCo II magnets, 8% nickel-Silver unit bases and covers as well as high quality 4 conductor lead wire ensure that all that vintage tone is recreated faithfully by these incredible pickups. Each humbucker is also vacuum wax potted to eliminate any unwanted noise, leaving you free to concentrate on playing. An Epiphone 3-way pickup selector with amber toggle cap lets you switch pickup position with gold Top Hat knobs for the volume and tone controls. All of the controls have 50s style wiring with Mallory tone caps to match the classic looks with true vintage tone.
The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard Outfit comes with Epiphone's tried and tested nickel hardware with a LockTone ABR bridge and Stopbar tailpiece ensuring fantastic intonation and easily adjustable action. Epiphone Deluxe 'Tulip' Tuning Machines ensure fast and reliable tuning stability with an 18:1 tuning ratio for smooth changes and adjustments. Included with every guitar is a hard case modelled after the original 50s era 'Lifton' Les Paul cases. Each case comes decorated with Joe's 'Nerdville, CA' artwork and inside is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the man himself.
Joe Bonamassa has become renowned worldwide as one of the most gifted guitarists of his generation and the Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard Outfit in Norm Burst is a faithful recreation of the original 1960s LP Standard that Joe found brand new all those years ago. This guitar has 50s styling and sound in spades and is based on Joe's favourite vintage Les Paul, with plenty of heritage, vintage aesthetic and classic tone.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard Finish Heritage Cherry 'Norm Burst' Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile 60s SlimTaperTM Scale Length 24.75-inch Fingerboard Material Indian Laurel Fingerboard Radius 12-Inch Number of Frets 22 Inlays Les Paul style Trapezoid Neck Pickup Epiphone ProBucker 2 (nickel cover) Bridge Pickup Epiphone ProBucker 3 (nickel cover) Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone Pickguard Cream Hardware Nickel Bridge LockTone ABR Tailpiece Stopbar Control Knobs Gold Top Hat with nickel plated dial pointers Tuning Machines Epiphone Deluxe “Tulip” key 18:1 tuning ratio Accessories Hard Shell “Lifton” style case with Bonamassa “Nerdville, CA” art
Hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity
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