Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Electric Guitar Metallic Gold 886830288142

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The Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul features a stunning metallic-finish carved maple cap with a mahogany back. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and Grover 14:1 tuners have a nickel hardware coa... Read More

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The Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul features a stunning metallic-finish carved maple cap with a mahogany back. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and Grover 14:1 tuners have a nickel hardware coating. The glued, deep-set mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard features a rounded '59 neck profile for guitarists who prefer a chunkier neck, but still enjoy fast, smooth playing action. The BurstBucker 2 and 3 humbuckers have unbalanced pickup windings for the historically-accurate "Patent Applied For" sound with a little extra airy tone. The 'Bucker Type 3 is slighty overwound for more output.

A unique fusion of old and new ideas
Bonamassa played his first guitar at the age of four. By seven, he had stepped up to a full-scale model and had mastered many of Stevie Ray Vaughan's signature licks. At 10 he was playing regularly around the state of New York, garnering attention of blues legend B.B. King. Two years later, he was opening up for King, and eventually stars such as Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Stephen Stills, Joe Cocker, Gregg Allman, and George Thorogood. Bonamassa has lived up to his potential, continuing to develop his own style as one of contemporary music's most profoundly gifted guitar players.

Features
  • Mahogany body
  • Carved maple cap
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Glued, deep-set mahogany neck
  • Rounded D, 1959-style neck shape
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 12" radius
  • 22 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Gibson BurstBucker 3 bridge pickup
  • Gibson BurstBucker 2
  • neck pickup
  • Volume, volume, tone, tone controls
  • Grover 14:1 tuners
  • Nickel hardware
  • 3-way pickup selector toggle switch
  • Polyurethane finish
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

One Awesome Guitar

By RICHARD HARRISS

from Lexington, KY

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Electric Guitar:

First of all let me say that I'm a 25 year vet on guitar, I've played just about everything at one time or another. Ok there's good and bad on this guitar. Well the good is great and the bad I could only find two things that could have been better and it's purely aesthetics. For the good, epiphone really did a nice job on this one, it's probably the best epi I've ever played. In the terms of comparing to a Gibson though......Well you can, it's better than any Studio I've played. I've bought Studios and returned them for lack of quality. Functionally I couldn't find anything wrong with this guitar, I inspected it closely from top to bottom and I couldn't believe it..WOW, homerun for Epiphone..of course like most guitars that you buy, the factory setup left alot to be desired, the intonation was way off and the action was not ( in my opinion )wear it should have been. However those were easily remedied. I was able to get the action from 2 to 4 ( 2mm from the 17th fret on the 1st string to 4mm from the 17th on the 6th )with no fret buzz, of course it did take some minor trust rod adjustments, but I've come to expect this from any guitar I buy, the vol pots, tone pots, switch, jack, and the Gibson pickups are the same as you would find in a Gibson Les Paul standard. Ok now for the bad and as I said before it's not really bad, I would have liked to have had better quality rose wood on the fret board and the pickup bezels could have been better. The bezels are cheaply and easily replaced and as for the Rosewood it's just the looks, it has nothing to do with the guitars play-ability or function. I would have had no problem paying a $100 more for this guitar if it had a better looking fingerboard. For the money this is a 5 star guitar. Oh and I forgot this most important part of any guitar..IT SOUNDS AMAZING...way better than any studio I've ever played. If something were to happen to this guitar I would most definitively buy another one.

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5.0

Joe Bonamassa Epi LP - Great Buy Great Price

By Jose Nunez

from Westbury, NY

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar on Friday at the local GC store in Carle Place. I saw this LP online and wanted to try it out. I went to GC and played this thing for an hour. Great finish, toners are grover. The pickups all have sound. I like thinner necks, but this still felt good and I was able to play and move freely around the neck. This guitar is as good as advertised. awesome buy. beats any other Epi i played and played better than some of the Gibson Studio LP's in the store. can't go wrong with this one. Andy

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5.0

Best Epi LP Ever

By Richard Szala

from Montague, NJ

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Electric Guitar:

I have several Epi LP's and I was going to blow the bank roll and make the Gibby JB LP my first Gibson but after the glowing reviews and what I know about Epi's, I bought the Epi. I changed the pick guard to the Gibson three ply one like on the Gibby JB and from the nut down, you can't tell it from a Gibby. It has the same pickups and I'm of the opinion that the pickups make the guitar. It doesn't matter that under the paint its a couple of pieces of wood glued together instead of one piece and the dirty little secret is unless you knew or had a million dollars of scientific equipment, you wouldn't be able to hear the difference. For all intents and purposes, its audible one piece of wood. Joe B is a great guy and he did a great service to players to have Epi and Gibby put out a quality guitar everyone can enjoy. I mean an Epi with Gibby pickups at this price? And a nice hard case too? Whats to decide? They could have charged hundreds more and even Gibby could have doubled their price. The Gibby was within my reach but the Epi is so close to the Gibby it makes sense to buy it. Its the best Epi yet.

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5.0

Great Buy

By FELIX OCASIO

from North Ridgeville

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Electric Guitar:

I understand that a few of the collectors were upset that the EPI J.B. was not limited to 1000 guitars. I was upset that I missed the opportunity on the first run because they were all sold out. I am very happy that Epiphone decided on a second runand understand that there is a 3rd run or more projected. While having the funds to purchase the Gibson Custom Shop version is not an issue for me, I no longer play in a band, so I could not justify the cost. Simply put, other priorities come first. In my search for a replacement purchase I did play several Gibson Les Paul Traditional's, Classics and the Custom Classics, in a justifiable price range, but the feel of the neck was not to my liking. It's all preference in the end. Is it not??? In February, When I heard that there was a second run of the Joe Bonamassa EPI Les Paul, available, I took the chance and purchased one over the G.C. web as there were none available at G.C. to actually play. When I received the J.B. I was very impressed by the looks and quality. The Burstbuckers sound as they should.. amazing. The neck was perfect, felt very nice and the action was low. No issues staying in tune, nor have I noted any fret buzz. Epiphone produces these guitars to be played, and while I am no longer in a band, I get plenty of joy playing at home or jamming with friends. Thank you very much Epiphone. Keep on giving those who can't justify thousands for a very nice Gibby, the opportunity to enjoy a sweet guitar.

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5.0

Gibson Quality at a quarter of the price

By Dennis Krieger

from Middletown, Iowa

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Electric Guitar:

I just got my New EPI Joe Bonamassa Gold Top and after a little loving care and some new strings, it plays awesome. The finish is top notch and GC gave me a sweet deal on it. I did have some issues with the first two that had nicks in the finish, but GC sent me a third one and it hit a GRAND SLAM Homerun. The case is nice and I just got back from a Joe Bonamassa concert in Des Moines, Iowa and Joe picked it up and played it, and I also had a gentleman in PA make me a gold engraved truss rod cover and Joe loved that as well. If you have ever wanted a Artist endorsed guitar, this is the one to get. It looks like a 5 thousand dollar axe and plays as good as my 1962 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe does. Great Pickups, even though you may want to tweak them alittle bit and do some fret height adjustments, it is without a doubt, one of my collector guitars that I am proud to say GUITAR CENTER hit the mark with Joe's help on this one. Cliff helped me get it and he is the best. Great thing, no shipping cost and Epiphone limited lifetime warranty on it. Make sure you send in the warranty card though... Dont be fooled by Gibsons version, I have had bought of them in my hands and if you were blind folded, you would not know the difference, trust me.. Dennis

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5.0

Great Guitar - Best Customer Service I have Ever Seen

By Mark Nichols

from Elmira, NY

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Electric Guitar:

I'm 58 years old and shop on the internet almost exclusively. It takes a lot to impress me but I'm impressed. First I purchased this guitar at a great price and it's all it claims to be. Secondly the CSR's at Guitar Center are the most helpful and professional people I have dealt with. I would not hesitate buying from this company knowing what I know.

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than my Traditional Plus.....BUT

By Dennis Donnell

from Woodville

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Electric Guitar:

I am fortunate to have an aged JB Goldtop...and it is simply incredible. My first JB Epi came in with a broken neck....the next was amazing. So close to the Gibson...and for 2700 less it's unbelievable. Playability and tone is even Better than my Gib Traditional Plus.. Now, I would give 1 star if this site would accept it for the following: I bought mine before they even went on sale on the "sales pitch" that there were to be only 1,000 produced......and they supposedly sold out. Now, here they are again at GC. In feel this is a pretty shady practice for Gibson, GC to be a part of....and I hope Joe isn't aware of it. I will never buy a "limited run" guitar again.

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(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The real deal ? No... but kills a lot of Gibby LP's

By Mark S

from N. ILL

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Electric Guitar:

Not here to tear it apart or throw stones but I just have to say that it isn't even close to the real JB SIG LP model ... nor can it be at this price point. That's not a real bad thing, it's just that once you've played the REAL DEAL,, it's hard to settle for 2nd best. Let me say that the tone is really, really nice (has B-Buckers), and the construction is solid and the fretwork is without a doubt top-notch along with paint job and finish. Plugged in, it has that sweet, bluesy bite to it and cleans up well when vol. is rolled off. For the money, it puts a lot of actual LP Standard, Trad's and other mid-upper level LP's to shame. The only think I didn't like was the board on it... I am used to a much better planed board... it wasn't real rough... just wasn't for me. At this price point, it's a great guitar ... just not for me. Probably would keep it if I hadn't already played the Holy Grail.... a nice EPI for sure, though.

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