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Joe Bonamassa unveiled his latest piece of Fender signature gear – the "Bludgeon" signature '51 Nocaster – just last month, but evidently, he's got another Fender project in the works: the 1948 Fender Dual Professional JB Edition guitar amplifier.
A few days ago, the blues guitar maestro took to Instagram to give fans a sneak peek of the amp's sounds, using – rather than one of his numerous signature guitars – a headless Kiesel for the tonal workout.
In the video's caption, he noted the “73 years of design [that] separates the guitar and the amp.”
“Thank you Jeff [Kiesel] for this very generous birthday gift,” he continued. “I am playing through the prototype of the 1948 Fender Dual Professional JB Edition that was brilliantly recreated by [Fender's] Stan Cotey.
“The amps are going into production later this year. Enjoy, hopefully more than my Laurel Canyon neighbors did for the last minute.”
We still have no release date or further specs for the 1948 Fender Dual Professional JB Edition amp, but we'll let you know as soon as we learn more.
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.