Gibson has unveiled the latest addition to its collection, the Rick Beato Les Paul Special Double Cut. Acclaimed record producer, songwriter, musician, and educator Rick Beato is well-known for his YouTube videos on Everything Music. Rick worked closely with Gibson luthiers to create the Les Paul Double Cut to his exact specifications. A striking new model in TV Blue Mist, the Gibson Rick Beato Les Paul Special Double Cut is available now at select global dealers and on Gibson.com.
“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 more resonant body,” says Rick Beato. “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 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.”
Rick Beato is dedicated to music education and has pledged to donate all of his royalties from the sale of his Gibson Rick Beato Les Paul Special Double Cut to the Save The Music Foundation. At Save The Music Foundation, music is core to our national recovery and young people’s mental health. Save The Music is delivering over 15,000 instruments to over 100 school and community projects nationwide for this school year.
Gibson has a strong focus on supporting the global music community through the philanthropic arm of Gibson Gives which supports non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-focused education, music, and wellness initiatives. Gibson Gives will match Rick’s charitable donation to Save The Music. 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives--a 501(c)(3) organization--go towards giving the gift of music. In the last three years, Gibson Gives has raised over $3.5 million dollars worldwide through its mission.
"Rick Beato is an inspiration to so many musicians and music lovers and we are honored to have Rick Beato join our family of signature artists,” says Beth Heidt, VP of Cultural Influence Gibson Brands-Global. “We are on a mutual mission to support music education and ensure the opportunity to experience the arts are available to all students. Save the Music is a key partner of our foundation Gibson Gives and will make sure this access is provided to young musicians. It is a very special project for all of us.”
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