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Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Les Paul

3 December 2010 Leave a comment

You will, I’m sure have seen the Joe Bonamassa Les Paul from gibson. Quite nice, isn’t it? It’s also quite expensive.

But now, you can get the Joe Bonamassa experience from Epiphone. And it looks like it’s a well considered experience.

Based on the ’59 Les Paul, this Epi is constructed in the same manner. Solid mahogany and maple body with a long-tenon, glue in neck. Nice. It’s got the 50’s profile neck for Joe-friendly chunkiness.

Importantly, and very nicely, this Epiphone comes loaded with two Burstbucker pickups – a BB-2 at the neck and a BB-3 at the bridge. That’s a pretty snazzy touch at this price-range.

Like its Gibson stablemate, the Epi sports a goldtop with black pickguard and pickup mounts. Some don’t care for the black with the gold, but I quite like it. The rear of the body and neck is also black and it has the mismatched control knobs of Bonamassa’s own. Everything else is pretty much as you’d expect.

No mention of pricing on Epiphone’s or Bonamassa’s sites but I’ve spotted this online for US$699. It comes with a Lifton-style hard case and a COA signed by Joe. It’s also limited to 1000 units so, if you like the look of it, you should get a move on.

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Written by: Gerry Hayes
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