Gibson Custom Launches Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Bonabyrd Guitar

Published 5 years ago on December 21, 2015

By Jonathan Graham

(PRESS RELEASE): Gibson Custom has teamed up with legendary blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa to create the Joe Bonamassa Bonabyrd, currently available in a limited edition of 100 guitars worldwide.

Originally built as a one-of-a-kind original model for Bonamassa, the Bonabyrd has become a regular fixture on stage with him since 2014.  Designed in close collaboration to capture every detail of the Bonabyrd’s look and sound, each guitar has also been played and hand-signed by Bonamassa himself.

 A triumph of style, the Bonabyrd combines the classic body shape of a 50’s Les Paul with a 60’s retro Firebird headstock, and all topped off with a stage-stealing Antique Pelham Blue nitrocellulose finish.  Not only does the Bonabyrd capture the essence of Bonamassa’s unique personality, but it effortlessly delivers a sound worthy of a player known for his incredible ear for tone.

The Bonabyrd features PAF-style Custom Bucker pickups and stays true to the classic weight and feel of a classic Les Paul.  The neck consists of one-piece mahogany with a Bonamassa profile, and the fingerboard features one-piece bound rosewood with trapezoid inlays.  The body pairs a maple top with an ultra-light one-piece genuine mahogany back.

For more information and hi-res images of the Gibson Custom Joe Bonamassa Bonabyrd, please visit Gibson.




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