Joe Bonamassa Collaborates With Epiphone to Create a Replica of His Rare "Black Beauty" Les Paul!
Joe Bonamassa has once again partnered with Epiphone to lovingly replicate one of his most-prized guitars, his "Black Beauty" Les Paul Custom. When Bonamassa visited Hauer Music in Centerville Ohio he walked away with a 1958 Gibson™ Les Paul™ Custom in black - otherwise known as the “Black Beauty,” 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 and one ProBucker™ 3 pickups, Switchcraft® output jack, and classic black hardshell case with gold hardware and yellow gold plush lining.
24.72" / 628mm
Ebony, Antique Ivory binding
Graph Tech® NuBone®
End of Board Width
2.26" / 57.35mm
Glued-In, Set Neck; Long Tenon
LockTone™ Stop Bar
Les Paul, 5-ply
Truss Rod Cover
2-ply "Les Paul Custom"
Black Top Hat knobs with dial pointers
Black; Rhythm/Treble in Gold hot stamp
Jack Plate Cover
Square Plate; Black PVC
2 Volume, 2 Tone; CTS® potentiometers, Orange Drop® capacitors
Switchcraft® 3-way toggle
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Certificate of Authenticity binder