Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Joe Bonamassa

“When did the electric guitar become such a pariah?”: Joe Bonamassa

joe bonamassa playing loud stage les paul
A special guest opinion piece from the world’s pre-eminent blues-rocker, in which he stands up for the right to be loud.

Rare Guitars: Joe Bonamassa’s 1951 Nocaster and 1952 Telecaster

Joe Bonamassa Telecasters hero
The blues maestro owns a pair of blonde beauties that sport neck humbuckers and a lot of battle scars.

In Pictures: The SoCal World Guitar Show

Costa Mesa Show Switchmaster and Firebird
The SoCal World Guitar Show in Orange County in January exhibited some incredible vintage six-string eye candy, and none other than Joe Bonamassa was even showing off a few choice blonde Gibsons.

Rare Guitars: Joe Bonamassa’s 1959 Gibson Les Paul ‘Spot’

Joe Bonamassa Spot
"When Joe was playing Spot, he had that special thing that he didn’t get, in my opinion, on another electric guitar": Matthieu Lucas.

Rare Guitars: Joe Bonamassa’s Gibson Heritage Series 1981 Flying V & 1983 Explorer

gibson
Two stunning guitars from our trip to Paris late last year.

Best guitar albums of 2018

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2018 was another fantastic year for guitar music, with hot new acts and returning veterans all bringing their A game.

Epiphone unveils the Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit

Epiphone Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit
A stunning limited-edition model based on the bluesman’s custom Gibson ES-355.

Joe Bonamassa and others react to Gibson’s new CEO announcement

Joe Bonamassa and other figures in the guitar industry have shared their thoughts on the news that former Levi's boss JC Curleigh will be the man to succeed Henry Juszkiewicz as the CEO of Gibson. Bonamassa, who is one of Gibson's most important signature artists and a dedicated collector of the company's guitars, has given his stamp of approval to...

Interview: Joe Bonamassa – Redemption Songs

During the recording sessions for his diverse new studio album, Joe Bonamassa found out that the road to Redemption isn’t always easy, and that sometimes even the curator of one of the world’s foremost guitar collections can’t get the tone he wants…

Is Epiphone releasing a Joe Bonamassa signature 335?

Joe Bonamassa Live Guitar Gear
A photo from the bluesman’s Instagram suggests there will be two signature semi-hollows coming soon.
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