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Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard "Norm Burst" Outfit
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!

PRODUCT FEATURES
Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst” Outfit at a Glance
  • Based on Joe’s favorite vintage Les Paul from Norm’s Rare Guitars: “The cleanest I’ve seen!”
  • AA Maple Cap with Flame Veneer top and Mahogany body
  • Epiphone ProBucker™ humbuckers and Mallory™ tone caps Original 50s style wiring Includes “Lifton” 50s style hard case and Certificate of Authenticity
  • Available for a limited time only
SPECIFICATIONS
TopMaple Cap AA Flame Veneer
BodyMahogany
NeckMahogany
Neck Profile60s SlimTaper™
FingerboardIndian Laurel
Fingerboard InlayLes Paul style Trapezoid
Frets22, Medium
NutGraph Tech™
Radius12”
PickguardCream
Headstock60’s Kalamazoo
Back of Headstock“Joe Bonamassa” signature in gold silkscreen
Neck PickupEpiphone ProBucker 2™ (nickel cover)
Bridge PickupEpiphone ProBucker 3™ (nickel cover)
ControlsNeck Volume
Neck Tone
Bridge Volume
Bridge Tone
3-way toggle with amber cap
Wiring50s style Les Paul wiring with Mallory™ Tone Caps
HardwareNickel
KnobsGold Top Hat with nickel plated dial pointers
BridgeLockTone™ ABR
TailpieceStopbar™
Output JackEpiphone non-rotating 1/4" output jack
Machine HeadsEpiphone Deluxe “Tulip” key 18:1 tuning ratio
IncludesHard Shell “Lifton” style case with Bonamassa “Nerdville, CA” art
Certificate of Authenticity
FinishHeritage Cherry “Norm Burst”
Available for a limited time only
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