Gibson Custom USA introduce the brand new Bonabyrd a Joe Bonamassa special limited edition signature model. The Bonabyrd is also a triumph of style, combining the classic Les Paul body shape, a stage-grabbing Antique Pelham Blue nitro-cellulose finish, and a ’60s retro Firebird headstock…

The introduction of the new and limited edition Bonabyrd reflects as much of Joe’s unique personality as a player as it does his incredible ear for tone. Like Joe, the Bonabyrd is steeped in legacy and in proven concepts of design that pay homage to the simple truth that some things dont need to be fixed. Custom Bucker PAF pickups and classic Les Paul weight and feel for example. The Gibson Custom Joe Bonamassa Bonabyrd is a limited run of 100 models personally signed by Joe.

“We’ve been working on this guitar for 5 years. The original model had a sunburst top, flame Maple and a single pickup and I played that for many years. Then we came up with this Pelham Blue two pickup version and I think for what it is this more of a versatile guitar. You get a front pickup – they howl! This Bonabyrd is definitely as advertised – it’s a hybrid Les Paul body with a wrap tailpiece and a reverse Firebird neck. So, they came out really good and I’m real proud of my association with Gibson Custom Shop – they did a great job on these”Joe Bonamassa

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  • Top wood: 2-piece plain Maple
  • Binding: White
  • Back wood: 1-piece ultra-light Mahogany
  • Weight Relief: none
  • Average weight (body only): 3.175 kg / 7.0 lbs
  • Tonal, resonant, and/or technical effect: hand-selected backs for lightweight
  • Body contour carve: 1957 Les Paul Standard
  • Neck wood: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Truss rod: Vintage Style – no tubing
  • Neck profile: Bonamassa spec
  • Thickness at Fret 1: 2.27cm / 0.895 in
  • Thickness at Fret 12: 2.54cm /1 in
  • Neck average weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
  • Peg head type: Firebird
  • Inlay: none
  • Peg Head Binding: none
  • Logo: none
  • Silkscreen: none
  • Headstock angle: 17 Degrees
  • Neck fit joint angle: 4 Degrees
  • Nut style: 6-Jun
  • Nut material: Nylon
  • Nut width: 4.28 cm / 1.687″
  • Fingerboard wood: 1-piece solid Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard radius: 30.38 cm / 12″
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut/End of Board: 5.6896 cm / 2.24″ @ nut, 62.865 cm / 24.75″ @ end of board
  • Scale length: 24.75″ / 628mm
  • Binding: Single Bound, White
  • Side Dots (Color): Black
  • Fingerboard inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid
  • Rhythm pickup: Custom Bucker
  • Lead pickup: Custom Bucker
  • Pickups: ABS machine-wound
  • Pickup magnets: Alnico III
  • Potentiometers: 500k Audio
  • Capacitors: .022mf
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way Switch
  • Tuning keys style: Banjo
  • Tuning keys material: Nickel Plated Steel
  • Tuning keys gear ratio: 41990.50069
  • Bridge style: none
  • Tailpiece style: Wrap-around
  • Compensated: no
  • Tailpiece material: Nickel plated Aluminum
  • Output Jack style: 1/4″
  • Strap buttons material: Aluminum
  • Pickguard: white plastic
  • Truss rod cover: Firebird with Gibson Hot Stamp
  • Control knobs: Gold Top Hats
  • Colors: Antique Pelham Blue
  • Finish: Gloss Nitro Cellulose scraped by hand
  • Country manufactured: USA
  • Weight: 9lbs / 4.08 kg

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