The Fender Forum
LPF Facebook Page
LPF Instagram Page
NEW Merchandise!
Burst Serial Log Home Page
LPF Homesite
Please Make a Donation to the Les Paul Forum to Keep it Going!
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Les Paul Forum Member viper007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    1,512

    Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    Very cool and sounds good!



  2. #2
    Les Paul Forum Member viper007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    1,512

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    Yes, i know it's not i Gibson

    Sounds still great..


  3. #3
    Les Paul Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Ambler, PA
    Posts
    4

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    I really want one of these! Anyone know how the prior Bonamassa reissues have been?

  4. #4
    Les Paul Forum Member troyad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    331

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    I would like to preface by stating I am NOT a fanboy. That being said....

    I've had the gibson bonamassa 335, both color firebirds, the V and the wah and I have to say, they've all been pretty outstanding.

  5. #5
    Les Paul Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Ambler, PA
    Posts
    4

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by troyad View Post
    I would like to preface by stating I am NOT a fanboy. That being said....

    I've had the gibson bonamassa 335, both color firebirds, the V and the wah and I have to say, they've all been pretty outstanding.
    I'm not a fanboy either, so I appreciate your opinion on this! Seeing the editions that have come out before, as well as Bonamassa's outlook that players should have access to some good guitars for not a ton of money, I've really liked what's come out before.

    But I've always liked the Black Beautys.

    I may just go for this one, since I have a little money to spend on something like this.

  6. #6
    Les Paul Forum Member cincyguitar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Cincy,Ohio
    Posts
    274

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    These new Epiphones sure are well made...I just bought an Epi Firebird...and it plays and sounds better than my Gibsons...

  7. #7
    Les Paul Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Ambler, PA
    Posts
    4

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by cincyguitar View Post
    These new Epiphones sure are well made...I just bought an Epi Firebird...and it plays and sounds better than my Gibsons...
    I've tried some of the newer Epis recently, and you are spot on! I'm loving what's been coming out. This one just kind of spoke to me seeing it online and watching the video with Bonamassa. It just has it, to me.

  8. #8
    Les Paul Forum Member viper007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    1,512

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by RaveOnEd View Post
    I really want one of these! Anyone know how the prior Bonamassa reissues have been?

    I've had a Bonamassa Epiphone Flying V "Amos". Really great guitar

  9. #9
    Les Paul Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Ambler, PA
    Posts
    4

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by viper007 View Post
    I've had a Bonamassa Epiphone Flying V "Amos". Really great guitar
    Great! I'm glad to read that the previous issues have been great!

    Got one of these on order! Ordered through Zzounds, since there I could pay it in monthly installments. On backorder, but hoping to get it soon!

    Really looking forward to it, the more I read online and see new reviews on YouTube about it!

  10. #10
    Les Paul Forum Member fender69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Out in the Country
    Posts
    983

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by cincyguitar View Post
    These new Epiphones sure are well made...I just bought an Epi Firebird...and it plays and sounds better than my Gibsons...
    Yep. I bought an Epiphone Johnny A and really enjoy it. Very well made except for the Bigsby B700, which needs a little tweaking. Glad I got it when I could because they are discontinued.

  11. #11

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    I received mine from Dave's Guitars a few days ago. Very happy with the quality, playability of this guitar. I had bought a couple of Epiphone guitars a few years ago and was not impressed . . . flipped both of them pretty quickly. I recently bought an "Amos" Flying V and now this LP Custom and both are fantastic guitars; fit, finish, sound. Quality on par with the Gibsons I have. I wasn't sure about the yellowed binding in the photos but in real life they look great. Pickups are pretty hot and sound great. Couple of things though . . . first time I went to plug in I couldn't believe how hard it was to insert my cable into the input jack; I was almost afraid I would break something. But it finally went in and it's loosening up a bit now. Secondly, I am little disappointed with the "textured" back plate and toggle switch covers they use. I know it's really minor but they are kinda cheesy. Anybody know where I can get a glossy backplate cover for an Epiphone LP? (Gibson backplates are slightly different size.)

  12. #12

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    In the past I have had good luck ordering Epiphone control and pickup selector cavity covers on Ebay from vendors in China.

  13. #13

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by workerunit View Post
    In the past I have had good luck ordering Epiphone control and pickup selector cavity covers on Ebay from vendors in China.
    Thanks, I'll check out Ebay.

  14. #14

    Re: Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom

    Epiphones and other inexpensive foreign-built guitars seem to have gotten MUCH better in the last ten years.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Scroll Down And Click On All Of Our Sponsors' Logos For Their Websites!




i