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

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


Last month, we introduced you to Matthieu Lucas, a 25-year-old who has some of the world’s rarest guitars in his collection. Now, we have a couple more treats for you.

The guitars you see above were once owned by Joe Bonamassa. The Gibson Korina reissue models were live staples for the bluesman around the time of his breakthrough Royal Albert Hall performance in 2009.

“Everybody loved the versions of Just Got Paid and Dazed And Confused that he used the Flying V for at the Royal Albert Hall,” says Lucas. “There’s even a rig tour video out there with the V and Explorer next to each other in his guitar rack! It’s really cool to own the two. Sonically talking I prefer the Explorer as they are much more my thing, but the V is amazing.”

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Click here to check out other rare guitars in Lucas’ collection.


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