Lovies Guitars has for your consideration, this Rare Lefty 2012 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Joe Bonamassa Signature solid body Bonaburst Figured top in its original case with paperwork! In great condition! Just has a couple very small little marks. Couple tiny dimples on the front top, one on the neck, and maybe a couple other even finer marks. 9.5 of 10. Was collected not really played on. This is one of the rear Hand Signed ones! The beauty of this guitar is top notch! A real looker and has the great Gibson quality to provide great sound! This Les Paul is a Killer player and the sustain is unreal! Weight is right at the perfect range for a good, hearty Les Paul while not being a back breaker. NO cracks, NO breaks, NO repairs, NO ISSUES! ALL ORIGINAL, and gorgeous! Plays and sounds great. Excellent appeal. Original Gibson Case included, COA and paper. Neck is straight and it plays perfectly with low, comfortable action. Frets show no wear at all. Ready to play. See tons of nice images below! This is the one!
WEIGHS in at: 9.25 lbs.
.900” depth at the 1st
1.001” at the 12th
Serial: Joe B. 113 (Signed)
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”…