Here's treat for all Joe Bonamassa fans - his Gibson Les Paul VOS Signature Model finished in a colour that has been dubbed "Bonamassaburst" - This is a Limited Edition model which will be made in very small batches of 25 - as of the writing of this review 75 have been made and Gibson are as yet unsure if any more will be issued so this is a unique chance to get your hands on a genuine rarity ... This particular guitar is serial numbered #75 on the back of the headstock.
The Gibson Joe Bonamassa Ltd Edition VOS Les Paul uses a 2-piece chambered Mahogany body with a carved Maple top, this is complimented by a 1 piece Mahogany neck and a 22 fret Rosewood fretboard with Acrylic Trapezoidal fret inlays. At the bottom of the neck the bell-shaped truss rod cover bears the "BONAMASSA" name to identify this model as a Joe Bonamassa signature model. The headstock has an Ebony overlay with the standard gold Gibson logo and the traditional Les Paul "Open Book" shaped headstock - it's also worth noting that the rear of the Gibson Les Paul Joe Bonamassa VOS has been finished in an Ebony gloss (Black) including the body, neck and rear of the headstock ...
The pick-ups are a Burstbucker 2 and a Burstbucker 3 although from the Gibson specifications it is unclear at which positions they are located, they have also been suffixed with "R" (Burstbucker 2) and "T"(Burstbucker 3). There is no official explanation withiin the Gibson specs as to what this stands for, so I'm hazarding a guess that the "R" stands for "Regular" and the "T" for "Tapped" as in "Coil-Tapped" - I may be wrong but that was the only logical conclusion I could arrive at ...The pick-ups are managed via the usual 2 x volume and 2 x tone rotary pots which incidentally use CTS pots and Bumble Bee capacitors and are joined by a 3 way toggle switch located as standard on the left hand shoulder of the instrument ...
The hardware on this beautiful Gibson Les Paul guitar consists of an ABR-1 bridge - which incidentally comes without the retainer wire along with an Aluminium stop-bar tailpiece which along with the pick-up covers and Kluson style machine heads have all been Nickel plated. The Gibson Joe Bonamassa Ltd Edition Les Paul VOS is finished in a delightful 3-tone "Bonamassaburst"...
This outstanding Gibson Les Paul Limited Edition model comes with a Hardshell case and a Certificate of Authentication ...
This particular example is hand-signed on the control cavity plate. One of a kind...
Due to the presence of rosewood on this guitar, a CITES permit is required to be applied for prior to international shipment. The last CITES permit was obtained within 7 working days. Max. waiting period for this permit would be 14 working days baring any delays.
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Brand: Gibson Custom Shop
Model: Joe Bonamassa LTD Figured Les Paul VOS
Finish Color: Bonamassa Burst Finish
Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple
Body Wood: Weight-Relieved Mahogany with Black Back
Neck Wood: 1-Piece Mahogany
Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoid
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Width at Nut: 1 11/16"
Pickups: BurstBucker 2 (R) and BurstBucker 3 (T)
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS Pots and Bumble Bee Caps
Hardware : Nickel
Bridge: ABR-1 Bridge w/o Retainer Wire
Tailpiece: Aluminum Stopbar
Unique Features: Bonamassa Truss Rod Cover
Case: Black Hardshell Case with Joe Bonamassa's Signature
Case Candy: Dunlop Strap Locks
Signed: Yes (Control cavity plate)