I wrote about the new Gibson Rick Beato signature model LP Special, and how it was going to be one of the first YouTube star signature guitars from the brand, all the way back in January. Well, Rick has just posted a photo of his new Pelham Blue model on his Instagram page, and it looks stunning in that colour!
Gibson Rick Beato LP Special Signature
Rick Beato runs one of my favourite YouTube channels. His take on all things music, theory, recording and guitar really resonate with me personally. And he does great job of breaking down famous tracks. When I first heard he was to get his own Gibson signature model, I thought it was fantastic news, as he puts so much out into the music community. So I think he is more than worthy of his own signature guitar.
Rick’s got great taste!
I have always enjoyed watching Rick’s videos and, as a Brit, this deal was sealed when he recently interviewed Adam Franklin of Swervedriver, a band who experimented heavily with guitars, tunings and layers. And if you are of a certain age in the UK, you will know how much of an influence they were on the world of guitar. So to see this American YouTube channel raving on about them was a real eye-opener for a Brit. Essentially, I now know Rick has impeccable taste.
This new double cut Pelham Blue Les Paul Special looks great and has a lovely colour combination. I think the black pickguard and plastics work really well with the blue. From looking at the photo, it appears to have a bound neck, which is sweet. And you can just spot Rick’s signature on the truss rod cover. It would appear that Rick has great taste in colour too, so I’m pretty excited to know all the juicy details on this new model. I’m not sure if it has P90 or P100 pickups, so we will have to wait until those specifications land officially on the Gibson site.
Hopefully, we will not have to wait too long to find out all the specifications and see exactly how Rick tweaked the classic LP Special to his own personal tastes. I don’t know if Rick ever reads my Gearnews articles, but if you do, we think you have great taste!