Nicknamed the “Norm Burst”, this limited-edition Les Paul was inspired by a pristine 1960 Gibson Les Paul that Bonamassa found in Norm’s Rare Guitars in Tarzana, California. The new instrument represents Bonamassa’s seventh signature guitar partnership with Epiphone.
The Norm Burst features a single-cutaway mahogany body with an AA maple cap and a flame veneer top. It features a Norm Burst finish, which is very similar to the Heritage Cherry Burst of the original. A slim mahogany neck completes the 60s styling of the Les Paul. In terms of electronics, the guitar comes loaded with a set of Epiphone ProBuckers set up with Mallory tone caps and 50s-style wiring. This eliminates the treble loss typically associated with volume knob roll-back.
The Norm Burst comes with a 50s-style ‘Lifton’ hard case adorned with Bonamassa ‘Nerdville, CA’ art, and a hand-signed certificate of authenticity is also included.
“Acoustically, the first sample that Epiphone sent me sounded like the original,” Bonamassa said in a statement. “Once again, Epiphone has made a great guitar that I’m proud to have my name on.”
Watch Bonamassa demo the guitar here:
Available now and retails for $699. More information at epiphone.com.