Gibson Custom Joe Bonamassa "Skinnerburst" 1959 Les Paul Aged Electric Guitar ("Skinnerburst" Dirty Lemon, SN:SKNRBRST032)


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You are looking at a Gibson Custom Joe Bonamassa "Skinnerburst" 1959 Les Paul Aged Electric Guitar, serial number SKNRBRST032. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (8 lbs, 14 oz.)

Following a close and long-coming collaboration between Gibson Custom and esteemed Les Paul-wielding artist/vintage Les Paul aficionado Joe Bonamassa, Gibson Custom is proud to introduce the "Skinnerburst" Les Paul -- a painstaking recreation of Joe's most prized 1959 Les Paul that he affectionately calls  "Principal Skinner". With Joe's full cooperation and unrestricted access to the original, Gibson Custom has studied, scanned and measured every parameter, spec and curve of this guitar to faithfully capture the distinct tone, feel and appearance of Bonamassa's most beloved 'burst.

Paired with a genuine mahogany back, the beautifully bookmatched 2-piece figured maple top of this 1959 Les Paul "Skinnerburst" reissue has been carefully selected for its impeccable resemblance to the flame top featured on the original. Aside from just top figuring, the top's exacting carve as well as faded "Skinnerburst" Dirty Lemon nitrocellulose lacquer finish are showcased with amazing accuracy. Carved into the precise neck profile of Joe's go-to '59 Les Paul, the mahogany neck sports a maple spline and a 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard for authentic Les Paul tone, sustain and playability. Thanks to meticulous examination of the original electronics, the Joe Bonamassa "Skinnerburst" 1959 Les Paul delivers all that vintage 'burst-fueled tone through a pair of period-correct Burstbucker #3/Custombucker neck/bridge PAF-style humbuckers and a classic control complement featuring Bumble Bee tone caps. Other vintage-correct features include a hot-hide glue neck construction, accurate cream body and fingerboard binding, aged cellulose trapezoid inlays and lightly patina'd, period-accurate hardware including nickel-plated ABR-1 thumbwheel bridge, a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece and Kluson deluxe green key single band tuners.

Limited to a total of 300 guitars, 150 guitars will be hand-aged by renowned aging artist Tom Murphy to mimic the precise wear of the original (50 of those hand-aged models will played and signed by Joe himself). 150 more will be treated with Gibson Custom's VOS process. Comes fully protected by a Custom Shop hardshell case and includes a leather-bound & engraved Certificate of Authenticity.

Get your Gibson Custom Joe Bonamassa "Skinnerburst" 1959 Les Paul Aged Electric Guitar (Serial#: SKNRBRST032) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case
    Certificate of Authenticity
Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length N/A
Nut Width 1.687"
Neck Shape '59 Profile
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Type Mortise & Tenon
Neck Wood Mahogany
Body Wood Genuine Mahogany
Top Figured Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Custom Bucker
Neck Pickup Burst Bucker #3
Middle Pickup N/A
Bridge Type ABR-1 Thumbwheel
Tuning Machines Vintage Style
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Hand-Aged "Skinnerburst" Dirty Lemon Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Reissue Cream, Single-Ply Body Binding

Neck Features Maple Spline, Reissue Truss Rod Assembly and Hot-Hide Glue Construction

Joint Angle/Joint Angle Tolerance: 4° (+/- 15 seconds) / +/- .005"

Rosewood Fingerboard with Cream Binding and Nitrocellulose Reissue Trapezoid Inlays

Nylon Nut, Slots with Gibson PLEK System

Reissue Headstock Inlay with Gibson Pearl Logo

Vintage Truss Rod Cover

17 Degree Headstock Angle

Nickel-Plated Period-Correct Hardware Including Kluson Deluxe Green Key Tuners with 12:01 Ratio and Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece

Knobs: Gold Top Hats
Pickguard: Reissue Cream
Toggle Switch Washer: Reissue Cream
Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
Strings: .011 - .050
Strap Buttons: Aluminum

2 Volume/2 Tone Controls, Bumble Bee Tone Capacitors, a 3-Way Toggle Switch and Traditional 1/4" Output Jack

Engraved & Leather-Bound Certificate of Authenticity
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 14 oz.
Series Artist Models
Model Joe Bonamassa "Skinnerburst" 1959 Les Paul Aged


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