Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 'Lazarus' 59 Les Paul Standard Owners Thread

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Just heard back from the tech I sent mine to.
He said the frets are a mess and will ask Gibson if they'll replace it.
I'm not so sure about this, as I really liked my top, and the fact they're no longer easily available.

(And Wildwood told me their tech definitely checked-out the guitar - let the buyer beware!)
 

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Just heard back from the tech I sent mine to.
He said the frets are a mess and will ask Gibson if they'll replace it.
I'm not so sure about this, as I really liked my top, and the fact they're no longer easily available.

(And Wildwood told me their tech definitely checked-out the guitar - let the buyer beware!)
Hope the tech didn't mess up the frets and is trying to cover it !
 

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Just heard back from the tech I sent mine to.
He said the frets are a mess and will ask Gibson if they'll replace it.
I'm not so sure about this, as I really liked my top, and the fact they're no longer easily available.

(And Wildwood told me their tech definitely checked-out the guitar - let the buyer beware!)
Shoulda just sold it to me like I offered…
 

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I am sure next year they will come up with something new, like LP 57, or 59 in a different color. Plus don't forget about Joe, he will manage to hunt down another vintage guitar, which will be made in next signature.
I'd love a replica of his ES 1275 Double Neck. That would be really special after many LP's in the past years.
 

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I was starting to look for something a bit more in the “Greeny” color range and then this showed up. I was a bit late to this party and had to order through Joe’s website. I’m glad I did. The customer service was outstanding. This guitar is a step up from the 59 Epi and it seems like they applied some lessons learned. The binding is more visible and the finish is better. The 59 had a grainy orange peel and I wasted no time in wet sanding away that texture. For the JB version, the finish is smooth but a bit eggshell in terms of gloss. I will probably leave this finish alone although I wish it showcased the top a bit more as the flame is deep and has a lot of movement. Weighs in at 8 lb 11 oz and is balanced well and feels just right. I removed the pickguard and added some spare reflector knobs to enhance the Greeny look. I will probably switch out for some aged hardware at some point after my wallet recovers. The guitar looks great but sounds and plays even better after a bit of dialing in the setup. The only thing I don’t like is the case. The graphics from “Fragile” to “Nerdville” are cheesy but I would rather have it on the case than the guitar. At least I can sell the case and get a different one.

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I was starting to look for something a bit more in the “Greeny” color range and then this showed up. I was a bit late to this party and had to order through Joe’s website. I’m glad I did. The customer service was outstanding. This guitar is a step up from the 59 Epi and it seems like they applied some lessons learned. The binding is more visible and the finish is better. The 59 had a grainy orange peel and I wasted no time in wet sanding away that texture. For the JB version, the finish is smooth but a bit eggshell in terms of gloss. I will probably leave this finish alone although I wish it showcased the top a bit more as the flame is deep and has a lot of movement. Weighs in at 8 lb 11 oz and is balanced well and feels just right. I removed the pickguard and added some spare reflector knobs to enhance the Greeny look. I will probably switch out for some aged hardware at some point after my wallet recovers. The guitar looks great but sounds and plays even better after a bit of dialing in the setup. The only thing I don’t like is the case. The graphics from “Fragile” to “Nerdville” are cheesy but I would rather have it on the case than the guitar. At least I can sell the case and get a different one.

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You got a nice one !
 

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