Wildwood Guitars has worked with Gibson to create an extremely limited edition new version of the Joe Bonamassa signature Les Paul called the Joe Bonamassa Ltd VOS Les Paul. As you can see from the picture above, this model differs from the first signature model in that it is a Sunburst model while the first model was a Goldtop. They actually call the finish on this one the “Bonamassa Burst.” Wildwood’s feature list for the guitar includes the following:
Bonamassa Burst, VOS Finish, Carved Maple Top, 2-Piece Mahogany Body, Nickel Hardware, ABR-1 Bridge w/o Retainer Wire, Aluminum Stop-bar Tailpiece, Dunlop Strap Locks, 1-Piece Mahogany Neck, 22 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard, Acrylic Trapezoid Inlays, 24 3/4″ Scale Length, 1 11/16″ Nut Width, Bonamassa Truss Rod Cover, BurstBucker 2 (R) and BurstBucker 3 (T) Pickups, 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way Switch, CTS Pots and Bumble bee Capacitors, Includes Hardshell Case.
At least initially, there will only be 25 of these new Bonamassa models made for sale (numbered 1-25), and Wildwood Guitars will be the exclusive retailer for them. You can pre-order the guitar directly from Wildwood for $3899. I have no affiliation with Wildwood and I’ve never purchased anything from them, but I recently spoke with one of their salespeople about another guitar they had in stock. They were extremely helpful and, even though I ended up buying a different guitar, I would not hesitate to buy from Wildwood in the future.
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