To JoBo's credit, he refers to the version with his sig on the fret board as "the ego model." Anyway, this one looks nice, and, at $699 for the non-sig model, it's reasonably priced. ----------------------- Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments presents the limited edition Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst,” the sixth signature guitar created by Joe with Epiphone’s luthiers in Nashville, TN. The exclusive Epiphone “Norm Burst” is designed after the pristine 1960 Les Paul that Joe discovered at Norm’s Rare Guitars in Tarzana, California. The guitar features a classic Les Paul Mahogany body with a Norm Burst finish, ProBuckerTM humbuckers with 50s style wiring and a “Lifton” style case. The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst” is available at Authorized Epiphone dealers worldwide. GRAMMYTM nominee Joe Bonamassa has become world renowned as one of the most gifted guitarists of his generation. Joe is widely known as an expert and 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 and Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan from 1958-1960 in limited quantities and today, original guitars sell for $250,000 or more. The new Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst” is a stunning recreation of Joe’s favorite guitar, a vintage 1960 LP Standard found at Norm’s Rare Guitars. “Norm took ownership of it in the 1980s and his staff nicknamed it the “Norm Burst,” says Joe Bonamassa. “It’s the cleanest vintage Les Paul Standard I’ve ever seen. It’s so new that the nickel pickup covers look chrome. Even the original hang tangs were still there. Acoustically, the first sample that Epiphone sent me sounded like the original. Once again, Epiphone has made a great guitar that I’m proud to have my name on.” The limited-edition Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst” has a classic Mahogany body with a Norm Burst finish, and a AA Maple Cap with a Flame Veneer top, directly modeled from Joe’s 1960 original. The Epiphone “Norm Burst” is powered by Epiphone ProBuckerTM pickups crafted with the same materials as Gibson BurstBuckers. The tone controls feature MalloryTM tone caps and 50s style wiring. A “Lifton” style case and a Certificate of Authenticity are also included.