Epiphone, the accessible brand for every stage, presents the new Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard, now available worldwide. As the ninth signature guitar from the pre-eminent blues guitarist of his generation, Joe Bonamassa and Epiphone collaborated to bring to life the Lazarus guitar, which was based off one of Joe’s most-rare finds, a 1959 Les Paul Standard that needed a full restoration. The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard is officially available worldwide at all authorized Epiphone dealers and on www.epiphone.com.
“We wanted to make a model that was accessible to everyone at a price point that you could buy it and go out and gig with it; it looks and feels like the original guitar,” says Joe Bonamassa. “It’s gig-ready, and it’s a great tool to have whether you’re playing out live, in the studio, or just having fun at home annoying your neighbors.”
“Joe Bonamassa is a custodian of Gibson by virtue of having put together one of the most epic guitar collections in the world, as a musician and guitarist he continues to inspire fans to pick up a guitar and play,” says Cesar Gueikian, Brand President, Gibson Brands. “The Epiphone Lazarus 1959 Burst is a re-creation of Joe’s storied 1959 Gibson Lazarus Burst, which was once hiding under a thick red coat of paint and was brought back to its original finish thanks to Joe. Today, Lazarus travels with Joe and is seen on stages all over the globe. The story of Lazarus is one worth checking out and we hope this Epiphone creation inspires players of all levels.”
Watch and share the new Joe Bonamassa interview where Joe tells the full story of the discovery of Lazarus and the complete restoration journey of the guitar, HERE.