Blues-Rock Titan Joe Bonamassa and Epiphone Announce Worldwide Release Of The ‘Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard Norm Burst’

Blues-Rock Titan Joe Bonamassa and Epiphone Announce¬†Worldwide Release Of Bonamassa‚Äôs Seventh Signature Guitar And Favorite Vintage Les Paul:¬†‚ÄúJoe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard ‚ÄėNorm Burst‚Äô‚ÄĚLimited-Edition Standard Available At Authorized Epiphone Dealers

Epiphone,¬†the leader in affordable professional instruments presents the limited-edition¬†Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard ‚ÄúNorm Burst.‚Ä̬†Joe¬†and¬†Epiphone‚Äôs luthiers¬†worked in close collaboration with attention to the fine details at¬†Epiphone‚Äôs¬†headquarters in¬†Nashville, TN. As the seventh signature guitar partnership,¬†Joe¬†and¬†Epiphone¬†are committed to producing affordable guitars for¬†Music lovers¬†and¬†Joe Bonamassa¬†fans alike. The exclusive¬†Epiphone ‚ÄúNorm Burst‚Ä̬†is designed after the¬†pristine 1960 Les Paul¬†that¬†Joe¬†discovered at¬†Norm‚Äôs Rare Guitars¬†in¬†Tarzana, California. The guitar features a classic¬†Les Paul Mahogany body¬†with¬†a Norm Burst¬†finish, ProBuckerTM¬†humbuckers with¬†50s style wiring¬†and a ‚ÄúLifton‚ÄĚ style case. The¬†Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard ‚ÄúNorm Burst‚Ä̬†is available at¬†Authorized Epiphone¬†dealers worldwide.¬†

‚ÄúNorm took ownership of it in the 1980s and his staff nicknamed it the ‚ÄúNorm Burst,‚ÄĚ says¬†Joe Bonamassa.¬†‚ÄúIt‚Äôs the cleanest vintage Les Paul Standard I‚Äôve ever seen. It‚Äôs so new that the nickel pickup covers look chrome. Even the original hang tangs were still there. Acoustically, the first sample that Epiphone sent me sounded like the original.¬†Once again, Epiphone has made a great guitar that I‚Äôm proud to have my name on. Tune it up, turn it on and you can rule the world.‚ÄĚ

Watch Joe Bonamassa demo the guitar, Here.

Two-Time GRAMMYTM¬†nominee¬†Joe Bonamassa¬†has become world renowned as one of the most gifted guitarists of his generation.¬†Joe¬†is widely known as an expert and passionate collector of the original¬†Les Paul Standard, perhaps the most coveted vintage instrument of the modern era. The original LP Standard was produced at the¬†Epiphone¬†and¬†Gibson¬†factory in¬†Kalamazoo, Michigan¬†from 1958-1960 in limited quantities and today, original guitars sell for¬†$250,000¬†or more. The new¬†Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard ‚ÄúNorm Burst‚Ä̬†is a stunning recreation of one of¬†Joe‚Äôs¬†favorite guitars, a vintage¬†1960 LP Standard¬†found at¬†Norm‚Äôs Rare Guitars.

Read and share the exclusive Epiphone Q&A with Joe Bonamassa, Here.

About Joe Bonamassa:

As Joe Bonamassa enters his 30th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. Bonamassa’s career really began onstage opening for¬†B.B. King¬†in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released over 40 albums in the last 19 years, all on his own label,¬†J&R Adventures. He founded and oversees the non-profit¬†Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation¬†to promote the heritage of the blues music to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education in schools. Most recently, Bonamassa received his 2nd¬†GRAMMY¬ģ¬†nomination, Guitar World Magazine‚Äôs Best Blues Guitar Player Award for 2019 and his 22nd¬†#1 Billboard Blues Album¬†(more than any other artist) with his latest live album¬†Live At The Sydney Opera House. There are no signs of Joe slowing down, with tours already booked through 2020 and plans to record in the studio next year. For the latest Tour dates and more visit¬†¬†or¬†follow Joe¬†on¬†Instagram,¬†Facebook,¬†Twitter¬†and¬†YouTube.


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