TRIUMPH & GIBSON
TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES & GIBSON CREATE A ONE-OF-A-KIND CUSTOM GUITAR AND MOTORCYCLE FOR THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE
Building on a shared passion for beauty, precision and performance, and inspired by the shared historical significance of the iconic 1959 Les Paul Standard and equally iconic 1959 Bonneville T120, the outcome of this unique partnership is a stunning one-of-a-kind custom edition of today’s generation of each legendary model.
Created to support The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, in its global charity efforts for men’s mental health, prostate cancer awareness and fundraising, the 1959 Legends custom edition Les Paul Standard Reissue and Bonneville T120 feature a host of beautiful hand-detailed custom touches, designed and applied in Triumph’s factory workshop. Together, these will be offered as the highest fundraiser reward for the 2022 ride.
This one-of-a-kind prize comes complete with a bespoke 1959 Legends Editions certificate of authenticity, signed by Triumph CEO Nick Bloor, and Cesar Gueikian, Brand President of Gibson Brands.
Beautiful and unique custom paint scheme to match the sunburst finish of the guitar, featuring Jet Black painted guitar neck and headstock design on the top of the tank, edged with hand-painted coach lining.
METALLIC GOLD DETAILING
Low-profile electroformed metallic gold “Triumph Gibson 1959 Legends” badges are applied to the tank, side panels and front mudguard.
Laser etched fuel filler cap featuring the Gibson logo, and bespoke alternator badge featuring the “Triumph Gibson 1959 Legends” logo.
Custom brown real leather seat, designed to match the leather guitar case, with additional detailing including diamond stitching, embroidered Triumph logo and custom pick holders.
Unique Jet Black scratch plate with hand-painted coach lining to celebrate the signature machined engine cooling fins of the classic Bonneville T120.
Elegant Triumph logo laser etched into the lower pickup cover and low-profile electroformed metallic gold Triumph badge applied to the headstock.
REISSUE SWITCH BACKPLATE
Beautifully cast, painted and hand-finished reissue switch backplate on the back of the guitar, featuring the “Triumph Gibson 1959 Legends” partnership logo, designed to echo the Bonneville T120 alternator cover badge design.
1959 Legends’ collaboration
ADDITIONAL FUNDRAISING PRIZEs
Following the passionate response to the ‘1959 Legends’ collaboration, Triumph and Gibson have partnered once again, in the form of three additional fundraising prizes, with Epiphone ‘Inspired by Gibson’ guitars up for grabs, each signed by a famous musician, and each with a custom painted guitar case inspired by a legendary Triumph rider. The “Saints of Speed” custom guitar cases will be painted by famed guitar artist James Willis.
Gibson and Triumph 1959 Legends inspiration
Celebrating the shared historic resonance of the year 1959, the custom collaboration project honours the two iconic products central to each brand’s story – the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard and the 1959 Triumph Bonneville T120, both considered to be the holy-grail of their worlds, and both still manufactured and sold today.
A genuine guitar icon, and a priceless music legend, the 1959 Les Paul Standard is the ultimate Gibson classic. And the Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue is more than just a tribute, it’s an authentic and accurate clone. Matched to that, the ultimate classic motorcycle icon, the legendary 1959 Bonneville T120, delivered ground-breaking performance, making it the original British superbike. While today’s equivalent, the category-leading Bonneville T120 combines that timeless character and style, with modern capability and performance.
Inspired by the shared 1959 history and the enduring connection between music and motorcycle culture from the birth of rock and roll to the teenage café racer and beyond, Gibson and Triumph set out to create a unique custom edition to highlight and support the incredibly important fundraising aims and passion of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.