Help identify this lp model

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Hey guys,I got this Les Paul but I'm not sure which signature it is. Can anyone help?? Thanks!!

 

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Looks like Joe Bonamassa signature to me...

Here's one I got in person.

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You guys are awesome!

Its a 2012 has emgs.. inside looks crazy!

 

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any idea what the stock pickups are or should be? Can't imagine it's the emgs? Also the circuit looks crazy is that after market?

the two golds.

 

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EMGs require their own pots, which aren't compatible with any passive p'ups that LPs usually have...
 

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As far what was original, I have no idea.

Someone here will though...
 

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Question is.. is it better to replace the emgs and wiring with Gibson or keep it as is is. For value that is
 

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That is a 2011 Gibson Joe Bonamassa Signature Les Paul Studio Gold Top. It should have Seymour Duncan Joe Bonamassa SH17n & SH17b pickups in it and those EMG's will lower the value.

The signature on the back of the headstock must have been obtained after the sale because it didn't come that way from the factory. I think the case signature is also after the sale. Maybe the original owner took it to a show and had it signed?

Prices for these are all over the place on Reverb. I see them from $1599 to $5000. The higher priced ones are coming from outside the USA.
 

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Sp8ctre you rock.

I guess I'll need to get JBs pups to restore it too original spec. ... After I try out the emgs for a while :)

The personal signatures are very nice. A fan will truly appreciate this baby.
 

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Sp8ctre you rock.

I guess I'll need to get JBs pups to restore it too original spec. ... After I try out the emgs for a while :)

The personal signatures are very nice. A fan will truly appreciate this baby.
Thanks! If it were mine I'd want the JB pups in it. I'm not a fan of EMG's though. Very nice guitar and the signatures make it all that much more cool IMO...
 

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Sp8ctre you rock.

I guess I'll need to get JBs pups to restore it too original spec. ... After I try out the emgs for a while :)

The personal signatures are very nice. A fan will truly appreciate this baby.
that’s too bad about the pickups. Whoever owned it before , realized they could get a nice bit of pocket change for them. Keep watching reverb. They don’t come up for sale very often but when they do, they fetch between $300-$500. You might be able to get Seymour Duncan to make you a custom shop set. They were a limited OEM pickup with an assigned SH# (Sh17n/b) by SD. Good luck and beautiful guitar!
 
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Yeah send to be pretty rare. I think they only made 600 of these guitars.

Anyway.. tried the emg clean tone and immediately started the disposal process. Have a pair of burstbucker pros so put them on for now. Already starting to look better.

I have a set of push pull pots but I think I'll order regulars keep it trad.




that’s too bad about the pickups. Whoever owned it before , realized they could a nice bit of pocket change for them. Keep watching reverb. They don’t come up for sale very often but when they do, they fetch between $300-$500. You might be able to get Seymour Duncan to make you a custom shop set. They were a limited OEM pickup with an assigned SH# (Sh17n/b) by SD. Good luck and beautiful guitar!
 


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