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. See your Authorized Epiphone Dealer for details.
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!