Limited Run Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar  

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The Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio features a stunning metallic-finish carved maple cap with a mahogany back. The glued, deep-set mahogany neck with granadillo fretboard features a rounded '59 neck pro... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio features a stunning metallic-finish carved maple cap with a mahogany back. The glued, deep-set mahogany neck with granadillo 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
  • Glued, deep-set mahogany neck
  • Rounded D, 1959-style neck shape
  • Granadillo fretboard
  • 22 frets
  • Gibson BurstBucker 3 bridge pickup
  • Gibson BurstBucker 2
  • neck pickup
  • Volume, volume, tone, tone controls
  • Grover 14:1 tuners
  • Nickel hardware
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 3-way pickup selector toggle switch
Specifications
  • 24-3/4" scale
    12" radius
    1-11/16" nut width
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GibsonLimited Run Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid rock/blues instrument with great specs, awesome tone, and looks that kill

The Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Gold Top (JBLPSGT) is the first Gibson electric I have ever purchased, although I already own close to 20 Fender Strats and Teles. With all the press...Read complete review

The Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Gold Top (JBLPSGT) is the first Gibson electric I have ever purchased, although I already own close to 20 Fender Strats and Teles. With all the press coverage, gorgeous photos, positive reviews, and excellent artist endorsement, I just had to try one. And I am not disappointed: The price was right, and even though the guitar wasn't available in the store, I am glad I made the switch to a serious humbucker guitar. I never thought I'd buy an artist signature model, but Joe's endorsement of an affordable quality guitar means a lot to me. Upon arrival at my house, I noticed two small flaws under the clearcoat: a tiny reflecting spec on the upper edge of the gold top and what looks like the result of 'over-buffing' on the gold top lower edge, close to the bottom strap-button. Gibson still doesn't seem to have their quality control sorted out: the inspection card shows two signatures and lots of checkmarks. Unfortunately these inspectors might be vision-impaired. Regardless, the guitar is very solid, nice looking and a very different beast compared to my Fenders: It even prefers its own amps. When played through a Fender '59 Bassman RI, it doesn't sound all that great. There is no 'chime'; the tone is almost dull with a strong emphasis on lows and mids. However, these heavenly humbuckers eventually explode, growl and scream when connected to an amp with a separate gain stage, like a Marshall, my Peavey Penta and my SUNN T50C combo. It's quite a revelation after playing single-coils through Fender amps for 40 years. I am finally discovering first-hand what the LP was made for and how it can be used in a musical context. The fat neck and short scale make this LP Studio super easy to play compared to all my Fenders. To be sure, I could have sent the guitar back, hoping to get a perfect one eventually. But I wasn't certain if Gibson can actually deliver perfectly finished instruments at this price. I'm not a collector, but a player and with this instrument, the price was right, the guitar plays well and most importantly, it is a great addition to my music. I have learned not to expect perfection from Gibson. They do however deliver an excellent value with the Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio: A solid rock/blues instrument with great specs, awesome tone and looks that kill (a Mockingbird).

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Plays and soundsamazing, finish quality terrible

The Good: The fat neck and special pick-ups give this guitar a great sound and feel. The Bad: The guitar smells as though it was painted the day it was shipped. Several scuff...Read complete review

The Good: The fat neck and special pick-ups give this guitar a great sound and feel. The Bad: The guitar smells as though it was painted the day it was shipped. Several scuff marks on the side of the body that won't buff out with polish. Between the bridge pick-up and the bridge, there was a clump of what looked like glue. I rubbed it very gently with my finger and it fell off revealing a paint chip down to the wood. The Worst: The Rhythm/Treble switch was facing sideways rather than up and down. It was an easy fix, but he guitar was inspected by several people. The main point is for assembly and finish, Gibson should be better than this especially for the price.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid rock/blues instrument with great specs, awesome tone, and looks that kill

By Roger Hausmann

from Johnson City, Tennessee

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

The Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Gold Top (JBLPSGT) is the first Gibson electric I have ever purchased, although I already own close to 20 Fender Strats and Teles. With all the press coverage, gorgeous photos, positive reviews, and excellent artist endorsement, I just had to try one. And I am not disappointed: The price was right, and even though the guitar wasn't available in the store, I am glad I made the switch to a serious humbucker guitar. I never thought I'd buy an artist signature model, but Joe's endorsement of an affordable quality guitar means a lot to me. Upon arrival at my house, I noticed two small flaws under the clearcoat: a tiny reflecting spec on the upper edge of the gold top and what looks like the result of 'over-buffing' on the gold top lower edge, close to the bottom strap-button. Gibson still doesn't seem to have their quality control sorted out: the inspection card shows two signatures and lots of checkmarks. Unfortunately these inspectors might be vision-impaired. Regardless, the guitar is very solid, nice looking and a very different beast compared to my Fenders: It even prefers its own amps. When played through a Fender '59 Bassman RI, it doesn't sound all that great. There is no 'chime'; the tone is almost dull with a strong emphasis on lows and mids. However, these heavenly humbuckers eventually explode, growl and scream when connected to an amp with a separate gain stage, like a Marshall, my Peavey Penta and my SUNN T50C combo. It's quite a revelation after playing single-coils through Fender amps for 40 years. I am finally discovering first-hand what the LP was made for and how it can be used in a musical context. The fat neck and short scale make this LP Studio super easy to play compared to all my Fenders. To be sure, I could have sent the guitar back, hoping to get a perfect one eventually. But I wasn't certain if Gibson can actually deliver perfectly finished instruments at this price. I'm not a collector, but a player and with this instrument, the price was right, the guitar plays well and most importantly, it is a great addition to my music. I have learned not to expect perfection from Gibson. They do however deliver an excellent value with the Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio: A solid rock/blues instrument with great specs, awesome tone and looks that kill (a Mockingbird).

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Plays and soundsamazing, finish quality terrible

By Ken Holznagel

from Apopka, FL

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

The Good: The fat neck and special pick-ups give this guitar a great sound and feel. The Bad: The guitar smells as though it was painted the day it was shipped. Several scuff marks on the side of the body that won't buff out with polish. Between the bridge pick-up and the bridge, there was a clump of what looked like glue. I rubbed it very gently with my finger and it fell off revealing a paint chip down to the wood. The Worst: The Rhythm/Treble switch was facing sideways rather than up and down. It was an easy fix, but he guitar was inspected by several people. The main point is for assembly and finish, Gibson should be better than this especially for the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

First time Gibson

By John Pelle

from Newark DE

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

Let me start by saying I love this guitar.I own a Martin DC Aura.Epi Les Paul Epi SG both with upgraded Gibson pickups.American Stat.This is shaping up to be my favorite.However I need to vent this is my 4th Bonamassa.Everyone i recieved had markings or a sticky neck loose pickup switch.I bought the other 3 from a different website.So after 3 got my money back bought from GC .this guitar had same kind of markings.there from a machine .This was a dissapointment this left a bad taste in my mouth. This one i got from GC was by far the best shape so i ll keep this one.Again its an awesome giutar just couldnt believe the lack of quality control at Gibson on this model.They come with an ispection card who the hell is signing there name to that they not doing a very good job.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Guitar

By Jacob Skwarcan

from Niles, MI

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I recieved this LP for Christmas. Upon opening it, I was amazed. It was flawless, and I have found no flaws after staring at it for hours. It sounds great, nothing like my other LPs. The only thing I don't like is this guitars weight. It's so much heavier than all my other LPs. And I dont mean one pound, but a couple pounds more. As soon as you pick up this guitar you will notice it. But a great guitar, a great player, and the weight is managable.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Studio worthy of the Gibson Name

By Scotty Mayhaw

from Dallas,Texas

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I have wanted a Les Paul since I was a kid. I own three other Gibsons, a 68 ES -330, '97 Blueshawk, and a '76 L-6S. I missed out on the JB Epiphone release, and when this Studio popped up I had to buy one. This is the only time I have ever purchased a guitar without playing it first. I was hoping, it would not be like all the other studios that I have played. I shipped it to the local GC store. It came double boxed, in an awesome Gibson case. The finish is flawless. For me, the setup out of the box is just fine, no buzzes, and set high enough for slide without hitting any frets. The tome from this guitar is like no other LP Studio I have ever played. The neck pick up is warm and meaty, and the bridge pickup screams the blues, set to both you get that Bonamassa growl. I have been playing guitar for 20+years, and I can say that this guitar has truly inspired me. I look forward to everytime I pick it up, and what great tones I can get from it. I have no regrets of this site unseen purchase. This is worthy of the Gibson name. For a great Gibson LP Studio at an awesome price, great service, and fast shipping. How can you go wrong.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SWEET LES PAUL

By G.M.

from Kingsport,Tn.

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

This is one great sounding guitar.Everything about it is great,looks,sound feel,the neck,and pickups are wicked,it is worth buying if you want a Les Paul.Gibson did excellent with it.I have to say you can't put it down it sounds so good playing.If you like playing the Blues or with distortion you will like this Les Paul.This is the first Gibson I have owned and it is a little heavy but you get used to in no time.Overall it is a great deal.I'm glad I got one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Les Paul

By Dougbeth

from Georgetown, KY

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

My Joe Bonamassa Les Paul arrived ready to rock. The goldtop finish is flawless and the black back and sides adds to a total custom look. The factory setup was fine with no buzzing or adjustment needed. I cannot believe that you can purchase a Gibson Les Paul with this quality for such a fair price. I see it is being advertised as a studio, I challenge the sound of this guitar to rival any standard edition.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK

By Darren J Fallas

from Memphis

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

This guitar is amazing! The sound it gets from the burstbukcers is to die for. The finish was flawless and the gold on black is classy! What can I say I was blown away from the start and you should be too!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A beautiful les paul STUDIO X a regular STUDIO

By Lima

from Miami, FL

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

Well, you have to consider this is a Gibson Les Paul Studio that you are paying an extra $110 for the goldtop finish. I think the goltop finish and specially the knobs are worth the extra amount of money. Of course there is also a difference between the pickups (BurstBuckers X Alnico 2 Humbuckers), but for me both sound great. Since it is a limited run, I would say pay the extra $110 and get a beautiful and unique piece of art, instead of a regular one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

JB good job

By john binkiewicz

from Woodland Park

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I own 13 guitars Gibsons, Fenders And Epiphones. This JB is the best by far. The sound and gold finish make it one great guitar. I have a JB Epiphone that is another (for the price) well made instrument. Get one before they are gone.

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