The Story Behind My "Rick Beato Signature Gibson Les Paul Special DC"

  • Опубліковано 12 вер 2022
  • I’m excited to launch this signature guitar because it embodies all the features I’ve loved in the Double Cuts I play along with a new thinner and resonant body. I’ve spent my life dedicated to music education. The fact that creating this instrument also allows me to raise money for the Save the Music Foundation was the final incentive I needed to want to be involved.
    This is a unique guitar that was built for a unique and timely cause. I hope you love it as much as I do.
    For details on the Rick Beato Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cut, visit:
    Available now on or your local dealers!
    Photo Credit: Audra Melton


  • Charles Hayman
    Charles Hayman 14 днів тому +1110

    Dude. You have a Gibson Signature Guitar. That’s one one of the coolest things that could possibly happen to a guitarist in any possible universe. What an acknowledgement of your talent. You are a class act Rick and you inspire this no-talent 56 year old guitar player stuck on the pentatonic scale in A-minor to continue to try and learn and improve. I feel like I know you because we’re close to the same age and all your lists are identical to mine. I literally shed tears when Neal Peart and EVH passed. Anyway, I wish you continued success and enjoy your videos because of your obvious love and enthusiasm for all things musical. And dude……….Gibson made you a Signature guitar with YOUR name on the headstock. That’s a life well lived.

    • tracy Lincoln
      tracy Lincoln 7 днів тому

      Totally concur with every word and yeah i spend way too much time in Am pentatonic too. Keep yp the amazing work rick👍👍

    • Geoff Longford
      Geoff Longford 10 днів тому +1

      @Ace I'm hopeless at the guitar but so what . Whatever we do there is going to be millions of people better at anything we do. Who cares. Have fun and do it for you.

    • pevensie lavere
      pevensie lavere 11 днів тому

      Charles Hayman
      I absolutely agree with you! 😊🎵

    • JM H
      JM H 12 днів тому

      It’s an acknowledgment of his viewership and therefore advertising eyeballs. Rick Beato is a fine enough guitarist, but Gibson isn’t doing this to salute anything but advertising. To be clear, Slash has a signature guitar for the same reason. Their popular reach is selling guitars. Period.

    • godbyone andy godby
      godbyone andy godby 13 днів тому

      Put a gold pick. One of each 500guitars

  • GuitarZero2Hero
    GuitarZero2Hero 14 днів тому +141

    What a beautiful guitar Rick - looks phenomenal!

    • Z Man
      Z Man 13 днів тому +3

      At least start with flowers

  • sicklefinger
    sicklefinger 12 днів тому +31

    Rick, did you think your guitar would sell out in just hours? Think about that. It's a testament to how many real fans you have. Please make more! There are a lot of people who want to try this guitar (i'm one of them).

    • 1Guug
      1Guug 8 днів тому +1

      Then why buy it ??

    • Bill A
      Bill A 11 днів тому +1

      I'm getting one...will arrive next week. If you'd like to make a trade, let me know if you have something really cool. I won't even open the box.

  • TJ Price
    TJ Price 14 днів тому +158

    How the hell can you get more badass, legendary, humble, intelligent, AND wholesome than this? Rick is quickly becoming the legend we wish we all knew of decades ago. You are something special Rick beato. Even though you're twice or maybe triple my age I love you and I'm proud of everything you've done and are still doing... You are the man as far as UA-cam musicians and teachers are concerned

    • Mitchell Davis
      Mitchell Davis 13 днів тому +1

      @jackcslewis2009 Do I seem triggered? Just merely pointing out that it makes no sense to mention age in this context. Move along kid.

    • jackcslewis2009
      jackcslewis2009 13 днів тому +1

      @Mitchell Davis He's not mind reading, he just used his hair holding device to provide a very likely explanation. What's so weird about the age mention anyway? Did it trigger you?

    • Haezee Matera
      Haezee Matera 13 днів тому

      ​@Mitchell Davis Mind reading vs just reading ...

    • Mitchell Davis
      Mitchell Davis 13 днів тому +2

      @BeejOutbush You're mind reading and I'm commenting about what was actually typed.

    • BeejOutbush
      BeejOutbush 13 днів тому +4

      @Mitchell Davis He most likely means it's unusual for him to relate to older people but Rick is an exception. It's a nice touch

    JOSE MARTINEZ 13 днів тому +44

    Rick, you're a class act by donating your royalties on the guitars to a Charity, but we couldn't expect anything less from you because that's what you are, a class act and a true lover of music education. An immense thank you for the genius you're distilling through your channel(s). Take care.

  • Michael Palmisano
    Michael Palmisano 14 днів тому +80

    This is an incredible story my friend. So damn cool.

    • Rick Beato
      Rick Beato  14 днів тому +10

      Thanks brother!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • piroxide
      piroxide 14 днів тому +5

      If Rick is the "Godfather" of UA-cam Music Education, then you're the "Cool Uncle!" You both inspire us "kids" to pick up the guitar everyday!

  • Sonic Egg
    Sonic Egg 13 днів тому +40

    Rick, it’s understood to earn a PhD in any field requires one to make a unique and additive contribution to the existing body of knowledge and insight. I think it’s very fair to say this applies similarly to being invited to receive a signature series guitar by a top-tier guitar company. Through your various channels, your commitment to music education and your incredible enthusiasm to highlighting iconic music - new and old - you have earned something truly unique and I am in no way surprised. Congratulations on your achievement! 🤩🥳

  • Cesar Gueikian
    Cesar Gueikian 14 днів тому +44

    Pure love and admiration from us to you Rick - this is a way to pay tribute to you - thank you for your trust to work together!

  • Ward Carroll
    Ward Carroll 14 днів тому +25

    I’ve played this guitar in Rick’s studio, and it’s fast and bright and completely awesome. Congratulations on the release, my friend!

    • Will S
      Will S 7 днів тому +1

      Nice comment! I am still getting use to seeing my Tomcat guy Ward Carroll ,here talking guitars and music with Rick ...

    • Rick Beato
      Rick Beato  14 днів тому +7

      Thanks my friend!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Bah Aram
    Bah Aram 12 днів тому +5

    I'm not a musician. In fact, I don't play any instrument; However, I find myself watching this channel because of the charisma Rick brings to every single post. I've learned a lot here and want to thank you Rick... Thank you!

  • Dennis Alvarez
    Dennis Alvarez 14 днів тому +31

    Congratulations Rick! It is obvious to myself and others I'm sure that you could have become a big star just as a guitar player. In a way, you have to many of us. But instead, you've devoted your life to being a teacher. Your decision to donate your profits from the purchases of this guitar to music education exemplifies that fact. What a classy way to do it. You are so deserving Rick!

  • Will Purdy
    Will Purdy 14 днів тому +31

    This guitar appreciates all types of music, knows oodles of it's own theory, and helps budding guitarists grown and get better... Congratulations, brother! It's one of (if not THE) major milestones of literally EVERY GUITARIST EVER!!!!

    • Timon Tide
      Timon Tide 14 днів тому +6

      I think it's great that Gibson is honoring someone who's not a shredder but a teacher. We need more of that.

  • Josh Loggins
    Josh Loggins 12 днів тому +1

    Congrats! You have helped to inspire me to continue wanting to learn the guitar. I love your videos, and hearing your stories. You definitely deserve this! Crazy how quick the first run sold out. I will keep on watching and trying to learn as best I can haha

  • Joe Carbone
    Joe Carbone 9 днів тому +2

    Hey man I absolutely love the guitar. It’s a beauty for sure. Congrats on the deal with Gibson! I just wish it wasn’t a $2000 guitar so it’s more available to your fans

  • The Devil In The Circuit
    The Devil In The Circuit 14 днів тому +291

    Putting a musical instrument in the hands of a child is one of he best things we adults can do to make the world a better place in the future. Bravo, Rick.

    • Epitaph
      Epitaph 13 днів тому

      I can assure you, no child can afford this. Or anything else gibson makes actually

    • Michele Parker
      Michele Parker 14 днів тому +1


    • Peter Rahill
      Peter Rahill 14 днів тому +3

      I saw my 9-month-old grandson lit up when I placed his hand on a hand-drum: "BOOM-BOOM!" He's been banging on stuff ever since.
      I'll be so stoked the day I can give him my entire drum kit. :0)

    • James Lewis
      James Lewis 14 днів тому +3

      As long as it sounds and plays okay. Nothing wil put a child off learning an instrument faster than if it is torture to use or sounds terrible.

    • Fragmatic
      Fragmatic 14 днів тому +5

      Better than a toy gun, thats for sure!

  • Alonso Loaiza
    Alonso Loaiza 14 днів тому +27

    You can see, at least I do, that this is not about $, this is about the love for music and passion for teaching.... Having access to this channel and to Rick's knowledge is a blessing!

  • James K.
    James K. 12 днів тому

    The guitar is beautiful! Doublecut Specials and Juniors are my favorite guitars Gibson ever made. I learned to play on a '59 Junior. Looks like you've taken the basic design and made sone very logical improvements, most noticeably the tune-o-matic bridge. Congratulations! You are an incredible guitarist and teacher and you deserved this honor!

  • Jeremy Thornton
    Jeremy Thornton 12 днів тому +1

    Cool! Congrats on this one too! I've always preferred the double cut look to the single cut. I just it holds the tuning well. Are these going to be available to the regular people?

  • Alexandre Meier
    Alexandre Meier 12 днів тому +2

    Hey Rick, I love watching your videos. Are you going to invite Martin Miller to your channel ? He’s really awesome and I’d love to see a video with both of you talking about guitar, music and stuff. Keep rockin 🤘🏻

  • David Mather
    David Mather 14 днів тому +200

    I love the fact that a lot of heavily worn guitar necks are only in a certain areas... but Rick's doublecut is completely worn *everywhere*

    • amx 1
      amx 1 13 днів тому +1

      @Rick Beato Congratulations Sir. I remember the time you said you weren't a guitarist 😅👍🏽

    • gazzie12000
      gazzie12000 13 днів тому +1

      @Jim of Aotearoa Ha ha ! Yep, I play both ways, but hardly ever above 15th fret due to the types of music I play, and the types of guitars I play. So my necks wear fairly evenly from cowboy chords to around 12th/15th fret area.

    • Rashid Rani
      Rashid Rani 13 днів тому +1

      @gazzie12000 if you ever played a guitar before you'll know that those area you mentioned don't need much pressure to apply to execute most solo or chords.

    • Jim of Aotearoa
      Jim of Aotearoa 13 днів тому +2

      @gazzie12000 because some people love to play cowboy chords and others prefer to be the wild bronco that cannot be tamed.

    • gazzie12000
      gazzie12000 13 днів тому +2

      @Stoney's Dead True, but for jazz, which I know Rick likes, I would have thought he'd be down there too. I play lots of open area lead, I actually rarely go above 12th fret, 15th at a push, so mine would be worn the other way round, from nut end to about 15th fret. Interesting to see and a great guitar by the look of it, definitely on my radar!

  • Bigbad bith
    Bigbad bith 12 днів тому +1

    Well, no one is going to give me a signature guitar! Many congratulations, Rick.
    And this has to be the coolest things I’ve ever seen for a guy of your background and profession.
    Class, mate.

  • Night Creature
    Night Creature 14 днів тому

    Congratulations Rick! Very well deserved and it looks and sounds amazing ❤️🔥

  • Rembo USMC
    Rembo USMC 13 днів тому +10

    Rick, I know you’ll never read this but you have taken my respect for you to another level. Everything you have in life is well deserved. Thank you for continuing to educate us

    • Joe Hook
      Joe Hook 13 днів тому +2

      Looks like Rick read your comment…

  • siriusisastar
    siriusisastar 14 днів тому +13

    Nice back-story.
    I love that proceeds are going to such a worthwhile charity. Excellent job, Rick!

  • d kozlak
    d kozlak 12 днів тому +1

    That looks amazing! If I can ever find a spare 2k I might have a chance at one. Congrats!
    Also, loved your response when you were approached for having your very own signature guitar 😂

  • tkotmk
    tkotmk 11 днів тому +1

    Been following you for sometime and so awesome to see this beautiful guitar as your signature model. I’m a bass player as hobby and I will get this guitar tomorrow to learn how to play the 6 stringed mystery instruments. Hello from Tokyo Japan.

  • Geno Angelica
    Geno Angelica 14 днів тому +7

    All I have to say is God bless Rick can you imagine your grandfather immigrating to United States and then in two generations his grandsons have a signature guitar made for him by Gibson what a honor it must be for your family legacy and then you donate the proceeds to such a worthy cause once again you are blessed my friend

    • Rick Beato
      Rick Beato  14 днів тому +3


  • jamierobinson777
    jamierobinson777 14 днів тому +7

    Congratulations Rick! 🎉 that’s such an achievement! From one music educator to another, I think it’s amazing what you’re doing to support music education with children. Amazing job and well deserved! 👍🎸

  • Steve Angell
    Steve Angell 14 днів тому +9

    Rick, congratulations on getting this guitar made in your name. What a treat. I must admit although I’m not a huge Gibson or LP fan I really like the look of this. And I love that you’ve donated to charity. Such a great move on your part - you continue to be a great inspiration musically but also as a genuine guy. Really love all your videos, well done again on the guitar and donation and thank you for inspiring us all every day 🙏🏻☺️

  • Tom Lickers
    Tom Lickers 14 днів тому +7

    A whole new level of respect for you sir! You took something that honors you and turned it into something honoring those less fortunate than yourself. You're not just talented, you have stellar integrity and heart!

  • Kevin Byrne
    Kevin Byrne 12 днів тому

    The story behind this is almost as wonderful as the finished product. Kudos to you for keeping the integrity in this project and pushing the ego to the side. Inspiring.

  • Louiebee67
    Louiebee67 13 днів тому

    Bravo to you Rick! Just an incredible looking guitar that sounds amazing, and for a great cause as well. You are LEGEND!!!👏🤘👍🔥

  • Iceman ire
    Iceman ire 12 днів тому +1

    Looks beautiful. Hopefully I'll have the funds to pick one up in the future.
    Ideal specs for someone like myself and stunningly beautiful.

  • John Abbott
    John Abbott 13 днів тому +1

    Brother, just when I thought I couldn't admire you anymore?
    Its one thing to have *GIBSON* offer to make you a signature line of guitars.
    Its another to have them dedicate the proceeds to a kid's music fund.
    Well played, sir.

  • Nelson Riveros
    Nelson Riveros 12 днів тому +1

    Gorgeous guitar Rick! congratulations! great on the contribution to children.

  • TLMuse
    TLMuse 12 днів тому +4

    As an educator myself (and in your old haunting grounds of Ithaca, NY), I really appreciated the story behind your collaboration with Gibson on this. Congrats on the Beato Signature LP Special, Rick! -Tom

  • Greg Wasserman
    Greg Wasserman 14 днів тому +95

    When Rick started his channel, I am guessing he did it to educate people and introduce them to music they probably hadn't heard. Today, he is the "Godfather of UA-cam Music Education", with his own signature Gibson guitar! Now he is interviewing heavy hitters like Sting and Brian May, to name a few. While I miss the "What makes a song great" episodes, the channel must continue to grow, and with growth comes change. While I hold out he will make a few more "What makes a song great" episodes, for pure nostalgia purposes, I also look forward to what he has in store for us. Bravo Rick!

    • Michele Parker
      Michele Parker 14 днів тому +3

      @Greg Wasserman Yeah, and it's all FREE, too!!! (For poor folks like me!)

    • Greg Wasserman
      Greg Wasserman 14 днів тому

      @Stoney's Dead, I know that isn't Rick. I almost took your reply the wrong way until I saw the above. The comment was supposed to be a compliment to Rick, how his channel had humble beginnings to what it is today. I've been watching Rick for years and not only enjoy his work but appreciate the time and effort he puts into things. To be interviewing the people he has lately and doing the interview speaks volumes as to how well his channel has grown and matured.

    • Stoney's Dead
      Stoney's Dead 14 днів тому

      Don't do it Greg- that isn't Rick.

  • Rob Trivetti-Salvat
    Rob Trivetti-Salvat 13 днів тому +1

    Just placed my order! I've been waiting/watching for this guitar to become available. So excited for this one!!

  • eJacob Cornelius
    eJacob Cornelius 12 днів тому

    You have always been a class act and donating your profits to Save the Music solidifies that status.

  • dudustickytricks
    dudustickytricks 14 днів тому

    Tip o' the hat to you, sir. Congrats and thank you for being a daily inspiration on our musical journeys.

  • Omar Sierralta
    Omar Sierralta 14 днів тому

    Avaliable now! (Out of stock already) 🤣That's how much of a rock star you are Rick! You deserve a signature for all you do to educate us 💪 💪

  • Keith Irtenkauf
    Keith Irtenkauf 14 днів тому

    Congratulations and such a cool guitar! It’s also fantastic that proceeds are going to music education. You’re the best!

  • Cliff Booysen
    Cliff Booysen 13 днів тому

    I freaking love the guitar and the back story! You deserve the recognition 🤘

  • Dustin Sosebee
    Dustin Sosebee 11 днів тому

    Incredible Rick! Congratulations! You’ve impacted so many people including me through your teaching, thank you.

  • bymbie
    bymbie 14 днів тому +1

    Beauty guitar and love that you donate your proceeds.
    That being said, Gibson saved me $2000 by not making it left handed.

  • sdemosi
    sdemosi 11 днів тому +2

    Great looking guitar. Congratulations Rick

  • bootlebeats
    bootlebeats 14 днів тому +7

    This story is great! Good guy through and through.
    I've never commented on your short example videos because I just assume you already know how mind boggling your ideas are. (I'm going to say my thought anyway) Your creativity takes straight ahead music theory(s) and blows them up to jaw dropping possibilities. I love melodic lines and they just pour out of your brain! 😁
    Amazing sounding guitar too.

  • Takura Nyagumbo
    Takura Nyagumbo 13 днів тому

    I absolutely love and appreciate your work Rick.
    I'm so getting this some time in the future.

  • BlackhawksNBullsNCubsNBears
    BlackhawksNBullsNCubsNBears 5 днів тому +1

    Most of what I could say has already been said by so many others. You are a legend and inspiration to so many of us. Stay classy Rick!

  • sevenstringshaman
    sevenstringshaman 8 днів тому

    Dude! Thats so awesome you got your own signature Gibson! You deserve it with all of the hard work you put in with all of your videos. Keep up the good work Rick

  • William Miller
    William Miller 6 днів тому +1

    Beautiful guitar and well deserved, Rick--Now if I could just find one! Any word on another release of these?

  • Dave McCloskey
    Dave McCloskey 14 днів тому

    Beautiful guitar for a great cause. Well done Rick!

  • Zheng Zhao
    Zheng Zhao 12 днів тому

    So so so well deserved, Rick! You're an huge influence/inspiration to me and many more people like me. Thank you so much!

  • rone dee
    rone dee 14 днів тому

    As fate would have it, I've been looking for a DC Lp Special! I have an original 1960 LP Junior (my first real guitar) and cherish it. I'll definitely check it out.... and the cause is great too! Bravo Rick!

  • Robert Brancato
    Robert Brancato 14 днів тому +2

    Fantastic tribute and what a worthy cause. This 66 yr. old player that's been playing for 50 years just discovered you about a year ago and your demeanor, class and expertise is inspiring. Music will continue to be magic until forever.

  • L F
    L F 14 днів тому

    Congrats. Love that finish and the specs. And especially that the proceeds are going to Save the Music Awesome. Would also be nice if Gibson could also launch a budget version (Epiphone branded, perhaps) for kids (and adults) who can't quite afford $2000 on an instrument. Maybe it can be sold direct with a discount for kids in a music program at school. And this isn't to say this guitar is priced too high.

  • Graves
    Graves 14 днів тому

    I love everything about this! Congrats Rick!

  • Floris Backx
    Floris Backx 14 днів тому +37

    Damn you Rick! I really, really promised myself I would not buy more guitars but this one ticks all the boxes and gifting the proceedings to a good cause is just amazing, warms my heart : )

  • Imaginasaurus
    Imaginasaurus 11 днів тому

    Rick, that guitar is you: unpretentious, joyful and it sounds great! You are a bright light in a dark time. Keep on shining!

  • Dan Riley
    Dan Riley 12 днів тому

    Well deserved Rick and I love that you donate all of your proceeds to charity.

  • Pierre S
    Pierre S 14 днів тому +1

    Thank you Rick ! This is one of your best ever lessons for us all !

  • Mark Atkins
    Mark Atkins 13 днів тому

    What a gorgeous guitar, Rick! Love your channel and the opportunities you offer to learn and proudly nerd out to all things music!

  • Be-Bop
    Be-Bop 14 днів тому +47

    Charity? You may have actually given me a "reason" to buy this guitar. Bravo, Rick! Love these body shapes!

    • MobiusBandwidth
      MobiusBandwidth 14 днів тому +1

      very honourable. what a guy. go buy one! :D

  • NSResponder
    NSResponder 14 днів тому

    Congratulations on this recognition from Gibson. We all love your interviews, let me suggest an addition to your channel: I'd love to just hear you jam with any of the guests you've had on so far. Rick and Peter Frampton jamming for an hour would be a great event.

  • Joe Wright
    Joe Wright 14 днів тому

    Everything about this is so cool, especially the proceeds going to such a worthy charitable cause. Well done.

  • JM C
    JM C 14 днів тому

    Thank you so much for all you do, Rick.
    You(and everyone who does something similar)'re the hero I needed when I was a dumb kid trying to make sense of the books I had, without the ability to pay for lessons. I have come so far as a musician since you've connected the dots and filled in some gaps.

    S8NSAYS 14 днів тому

    So cool! I'm so stoked for you, and it's well deserved! Your contributions to the world of music are immeasurable.

  • Edzel Jereza
    Edzel Jereza 12 днів тому

    What a great advocacy Mr. Beato.....donating proceeds of your guitar sales to a very worthy cause. Congratulations and more power and success to you sir!

  • Ian1eh
    Ian1eh 14 днів тому

    Wow! Great story Rick, and wicked guitar! I love the design and simplicity.....and kudos for donating proceeds to a worthy cause!

  • Random Dude
    Random Dude 14 днів тому +6

    100% you’ve earned this honour Rick. You’re a top man doing so much for music. Love your work from 🇦🇺

  • James Britt
    James Britt 13 днів тому

    Absolutely brilliant Rick ! Great charity and fantastic to have you’re own signature guitar. 🎸

  • Matt's Music Academy
    Matt's Music Academy 12 днів тому

    Congrats Rick! I’ll grab one for you. Well deserved.

  • Timothy Zoellick
    Timothy Zoellick 13 днів тому

    Rick, I salute you! Having just watched your video about receiving your new signature Gibson double-cut Les Paul special. I have always been impressed with your playing and teaching, but to me your openess, warm heart, and altruistic attitude come together to make you a really special guy. The fact that give your proceeds to children's charity's make you extra special in my book. Thank you for remaining a real honest and endearing man!

  • Jacob
    Jacob 14 днів тому

    Who knew you would get your own Gibson guitar? Well deserved 🤘🏽 I hope they have them at guitar center and let us play them besides being locked up even though it’s like $2,000

  • Tacob
    Tacob 12 днів тому

    Les Paul specials are one of my favorite guitars I have 2 one old one newer.I love your specs and would seriously think of getting one but I really don't like the double cut ones I have the single cut ones.Still a great guitar and congratulations on a signature model that's epic.

  • VintageParkingTV
    VintageParkingTV 14 днів тому +69

    Beautiful guitar and even more beautiful purpose in music education. Bravo Rick. Thankful you’ve put this out. 🤘🏽

  • Daniel Leiva
    Daniel Leiva 14 днів тому

    Congratulations Rick! Beautiful guitar, it sound amazing also ❤️

  • Rodney Dubé
    Rodney Dubé 14 днів тому

    Congratulations Rick you absolutely deserves this! I subscribed early on and have learned and enjoy your work grow, grow, and grow. Well done!!!

  • Sal Inski
    Sal Inski 13 днів тому +3

    I would have done this with a wrap tail bridge and only two knobs - a master volume and a master tone. But it's yours and congrats Rick. It's beautiful and your proceeds go to such a good cause!

  • Arjuna
    Arjuna 14 днів тому +1

    1:33 wooww I did nót expect that resolution and depth. I'm often pretty dissapointed by electric guitar sounds; because the distortion removes so much of the resonance, clarity and resolution of the sound (even though it sounds 'cool').

    • Arjuna
      Arjuna 14 днів тому

      Not sure what happened to the sound of the guitar at the end, but it sounds like the high notes mainly come through the left audio channel, not really pleasant!

  • James DellaNeve
    James DellaNeve 14 днів тому +32

    I have my Italian Grandpa’s Gibson L-0 acoustic. It sounds and plays great. It was made between 1929 and 1931.

    • Björn Opitz
      Björn Opitz 14 днів тому +2

      Dude! That's fantastic :-)

  • [TallGreyMan]
    [TallGreyMan] 14 днів тому +3

    you're a class act, Rick. i have nothing but absolute respect for you!

  • Brad Field
    Brad Field 13 днів тому

    That's so great! Well deserved. A long life of guitar playing and teaching deserves such a great reward.

  • Mike Fetterman
    Mike Fetterman 14 днів тому

    The double cut LP has always been my favorite Gibson (I am a lefty, easy conversions) Wish they were in my price range.

  • ColtonBeasleyMusic
    ColtonBeasleyMusic 14 днів тому +5

    Pelham blue is such a sweet color! Awesome signature, even cooler that it supports an important cause. Great to hear your family backstory and history w Gibson...Now I want a guitar with P90s 🙉🤘

  • Michael OConnor
    Michael OConnor 14 днів тому +23

    Well done and congratulations, If a company such as Gibson afford you the wider recognition you wholeheartedly deserve then here's hoping a few brain dead record companies stop blocking your videos and recognise your value in educating a new generation.

  • Darren Yoder
    Darren Yoder 13 днів тому

    I get to see these every day. I work in the finishing department at Gibson USA. It is a pretty guitar. Congrats, Rick!

  • Skeletons Horror
    Skeletons Horror 14 днів тому

    They’ll sell a ton of those because of your awesome playing, inspiration and knowledge, Rick - congrats! 💀🔥🖤

  • Barb
    Barb 14 днів тому

    Well deserved. Perfect color. The Pelham blue was already my favorite color of your guitar collection. Cried @4:41 . You're a great man, Rick.

  • Mich _Vanzant
    Mich _Vanzant 13 днів тому

    This is amazing Rick! Congratulations. This guitar looks and sound great!

  • Rafael Baffini
    Rafael Baffini 14 днів тому +34

    Wow, I was happy for you to have your well-deserved signature model. Now I am even happier for knowing that your proceeds are going to music education. You are a great man, Rick!

  • Okenshield69
    Okenshield69 14 днів тому

    Congrats Rick!!!! Having your own signature is beyond awesome.
    Love the blue, and love the double cut. You've got to be bursting with pride.

  • Lima Kilo
    Lima Kilo 14 днів тому

    Rick, thank you for the great content. You alway bring the best to the table. Bless you for forwarding the proceeds. 🤘

  • Harry Gomez
    Harry Gomez 14 днів тому

    I remember in high school we were watching a pat metheny concert in the music room. Somebody noticed metheny a guitar had his name on a plate on the 12th fret and our instructor said “when you get as good as him you can have your name on your instrument too”
    Safe to say you’ve made it haha. Congrats on the amazing channel and all of the achievements. You’re a legend

  • Texas Blues Alley
    Texas Blues Alley 14 днів тому +5

    Rick, that guitar is simply beautiful. Congratulations this is amazing.

  • Billy Earnest
    Billy Earnest 13 днів тому

    Wow! Man, you are a good dude. I can’t say much more. Congrats on the guitar, & thank you for your grace & charity.

  • Mountainpeak Cloud
    Mountainpeak Cloud 14 днів тому

    So awesome! I love that your proceeds are going to a worthy charity. Everything about this, from the guitar to you are a person, just oozes class!

  • russell1603657
    russell1603657 13 днів тому

    You’re a legend Sir, thank you for your great work and your support of a great cause!

  • Small Robot Studio
    Small Robot Studio 13 днів тому +1

    Really great choice in spec - if I ever see one around this neck of the woods I'd be hard pressed not to pick it up!

  • Michael Scerbo
    Michael Scerbo 14 днів тому +5

    When i started getting better at guitar 3 years ago, I asked my parents if they would get me one for highschool graduation. They said sure. A local music shop, Russo’s Music in Asbury Park had this Cherry Red Les Paul Special DC with P90’s and I thought it was gorgeous! Loved it and the next day my mom bought me that and a Fender Blues Deluxe 40 Watt Combo Amp, w/ the Yellow Tweed. I played that thing for over two years and finally got back into playing it again and remembered how much I love this P-90’s sound. The guitar will always be named, Jami. My mothers name. The stories we all share or have in music coincide sometimes, like our love for this guitar (even though mine was the 2019 reissue Les Paul Special DC)!😂Much Love and peace to you Mr. Beato!🤙❤️🎸

    • Joe Hook
      Joe Hook 13 днів тому +1

      There’s (or was) a Russo’s music shop in Hamilton NJ.
      Keep playing and honor your Mom. Good stuff…