Summary: Joe Bonamassa has once again partnered with Epiphone to lovingly replicate one of his most-prized guitars, his "Black Beauty" Les Paul Custom. The 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom in black - otherwise known as the “Black Beauty,” is one of the rarest electric guitars made and one of the most coveted. This limited-edition recreation has a 50s neck profile for an era-correct feel, LP Custom bound body and neck, non-weight relieved mahogany body, unique vintage tuners, Orange Drop capacitors, CTS potentiometers, two Epiphone ProBucker 2 pickups and one ProBucker 3, Switchcraft output jack, and classic black hardshell case with gold hardware and yellow gold plush lining.
Body: Mahogany with a gloss black finish.
Neck: Mahogany with a bound Ebony fingerboard, 24.75” scale length, 1.692” nut width, 22 medium jumbo frets, block pearl inlays, 50s profile.
Pickups/Hardware: Three ProBucker pickups, two volume/two tone controls/3-way pickup selector, unique Epiphone tuning keys, GraphTech Nubone nut, tunomatic bridge/stop bar tailpiece.
Cosmetics: This guitar is in excellent condition. It shows very little signs of use.
Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this instrument with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.
Weight: 8.92 lbs.
Case: This guitar ships in the original hard-shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.