Based on Joe’s favorite vintage Les Paul! Featuring ProBuckers™ and “Lifton” style case
The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst” Outfit is Joe’s sixth signature model and is based on the rare 1960 LP Standard that Joe discovered at Norm’s Rare Guitars in Tarzana, California. The limited edition “Norm Burst” is directly modeled after the rare vintage Les Paul made in 1960 during the final year of the LP Standard’s original production run. Featuring ProBucker™ humbuckers, AA Maple Cap with Flame Veneer top, and Mallory™ tone caps. Includes “Lifton” style case and Certificate of Authenticity. Available for a limited time only.
The Story of the “Norm Burst”
The last original unsold vintage Les Paul Standard?
Grammy™ nominee Joe Bonamassa has become renowned world-wide as of the most gifted guitarists of his generation as well as a 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 & Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan from 1958-1960 and today, original models are sold for $250,000 or more.
The Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst” Outfit is a stunning recreation of Joe’s vintage 1960 LP Standard found at Norm’s Rare Guitars in Tarzana, California. Joe dubbed the Les Paul a “Norm Burst” because when it was purchased, the nearly 60 year old guitar appeared brand new--all of the instrument’s original dealer paperwork and tags were still tied around the headstock. Joe remarked that of all his vintage LP Standards, the “Norm Burst” stands out as “the cleanest vintage Les Paul Standard I’ve ever seen.” It also happens to be sequentially numbered to Joe’s other Les Paul Standard from 1960 which he nicknamed “The Runt” and was found far from Norm’s in South Africa!
- Based on Joe’s favorite vintage Les Paul from Norm’s Rare Guitars: “The cleanest I’ve seen!”
- AA Maple Cap with Flame Veneer top and Mahogany body
- Epiphone ProBucker™ humbuckers and Mallory™ tone caps Original 50s style wiring Includes “Lifton” 50s style hard case and Certificate of Authenticity
- Available for a limited time only
AA Flame Maple Cap and “Norm Burst” Finish
The Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst” Outfit is closely modeled after Joe’s vintage 1960 LP Standard and has a classic Les Paul profile with a Mahogany body, cream LP-style pickguard, and a AA Flame Maple Cap in a Heritage Cherry “Norm Burst” finish like Joe’s original. The Mahogany neck has a SlimTaperTM 60’s profile with an Indian Laurel fingerboard, a 24.75” scale, a GraphtechTM nut, 22 medium frets, a 12” radius, and Les Paul-style trapezoid inlays. The small sloped dovewing headstock has a replica of Joe’s signature on the back in gold silkscreen.
Joe’s “Norm Burst” Les Paul is powered by Epiphone ProBucker™ humbucker pickups which feature the same components and materials as vintage humbuckers from the late 1950s including sand cast Alnico II magnets, 18% Nickel Silver unit bases and covers, and high quality 4 conductor lead wire. Each ProBucker™ humbucker is also vacuum wax potted to eliminate microphonics. Controls include an Epiphone 3-way pickup selector with an amber toggle cap and volume and tone controls for the bridge and neck, plus gold Top Hat knobs with nickel plated dial pointers. All controls have 50s style wiring with Mallory™ tone caps.
Rock Solid Epiphone Hardware
The Joe Bonamassa “Norm Burst” comes with Epiphone’s rock solid nickel hardware including an Epiphone non-rotating 1/4" output jack and a LockToneTM ABR bridge and Stopbar tailpiece. Turning is fast and reliable with Epiphone Deluxe “Tulip” keys with an 18:1 tuning ratio. Included is a hard case modeled after the original 50s era “Lifton” Les Paul cases. Each case is decorated with Joe’s “Nerdville, CA” artwork along with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Maple Cap AA Flame Veneer
Les Paul style Trapezoid
Back of Headstock
“Joe Bonamassa” signature in gold silkscreen
Epiphone ProBucker 2™ (nickel cover)
Epiphone ProBucker 3™ (nickel cover)
3-way toggle with amber cap
50s style Les Paul wiring with Mallory™ Tone Caps
Gold Top Hat with nickel plated dial pointers
Epiphone non-rotating 1/4" output jack
Epiphone Deluxe “Tulip” key 18:1 tuning ratio
Hard Shell “Lifton” style case with Bonamassa “Nerdville, CA” art
Certificate of Authenticity
Heritage Cherry “Norm Burst”
Available for a limited time only
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