Gibson has announced three new Les Paul models in collaboration with Joe Bonamassa.
The Joe Bonamassa "Tomato Soup Burst" Les Paul has a 2-pieces AAA flamed maple top and 1- or 2-piece, weight-relieved (9 holes) mahogany body, a single-piece mahogany neck with dark rosewood fingerboard and nylon neck. It will sport two Seymour Duncan 52-Nc and 53-Nc pickups. It will be available in Tomato Soup Burst finish with cream-colored binding and a traditional Gibson black hardshell case will also be included. Only 150 will be built for an MSRP of $3,999.
The Joe Bonamassa "Tomato Soup Burst" Signature Les Paul adds a B7 Bigsby with vibramate mounting kit to its less high-end counterpart (you wouldn't call "lower-end" a guitar at that price, would you?). Only 50 will be available, each with a custom "Bonamassa" Serial Number from 01 to 50, while the cream pickguard will be hand-signed and the hardcase both hand-signed and numbered by Bonamassa himself. MSRP is $5,999.
Finally, the Joe Bonamassa Bonabyrd features a 2-pieces, plain maple top on ultra-light mahogany body, a one-piece mahogany neck with solid Indian rosewood fingerboard with trapezoidal pearloid inlays and retro Firebird headstock. Electronicwise, this model is equipped with two Custom Buckers. It will be available in Antique Pelham Blue finish with white binding and will come with a Custom Shop black case. Only 100 models will be available, each of them hand-signed by the artist. MSRP: $7,899.
More details at Gibson's official website.