Joe Bonamassa takes Gibson’s Murphy Lab models for a spin in new Artist Series episode

Joe Bonamassa with a Gibson Murphy Lab Les Paul
(Image credit: Gibson TV)

Gibson has recruited Joe Bonamassa for the second episode of its Murphy Lab Artist Series YouTube show, which sees the blues guitar god philosophize about the allure of vintage instruments.

The six-minute session also sees JoBo get hands-on with Murphy Lab iterations of the 1959 Les Paul Standard, 1963 SG Special, 1964 SG Standard – in both Cherry Red and Pelham Blue colorways – 1959 ES-335, and the P-90-equipped 1956 Les Paul Goldtop for an in-depth sonic and visual appraisal.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.