Rare And Minty !
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 Alumini
|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|
|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|
|Bridge||ABR-1 Bridge w/o Retainer Wire|
|Unique Features||Bonamassa Truss Rod Cover|
|Case||Hardshell Case with Joe Bonamassa's Signature|
|Case Candy||Dunlop Strap Locks|
|Signed||Yes (Control cavity plate)|