If you love motorcycles and guitars, I am sure you will appreciate what Triumph Motorcycles and Gibson have done. The British motorcycle maker has teamed up with the American guitar maker to create a one-of-a-kind custom guitar and motorcycle for The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a global charity organization for men’s mental health, prostate cancer awareness, and fundraising.
Both the 1959 Legends Custom Edition Les Paul Standard Reissue and Triumph Bonneville T120 boasts a host of beautiful hand-detailed custom touches, designed, and applied in Triumph’s factory workshop.
The guitar is an accurate clone of the 1959’s legend in the iconic sunburst finish and features a unique jet black scratch black with hand-painted coach lining, celebrating the signature machined engine cooling fins found on the classic Bonneville T120.
The guitar further touts an elegant Triumph logo laser etched into the lower pickup cover, a low-profile electroformed metallic gold Triumph badge on the headstock, and a cast, painted, and hand-finished reissue switch backplate on the back with the “Triumph Gibson 1959 Legends” partnership logo, designed to echo the Bonneville T120 alternator cover badge design.
The Triumph Bonneville T120 – ’1959 Legends Custom Edition”, on the other hand, is based on the latest generation of the Bonneville T120 with unique Gibson design detailing, including a custom hand-painted sunburst paint scheme featuring Jet Black painted guitar neck and headstock shape, edged with hand-painted coach lining.
The motorcycle further boasts a laser-etched Gibson logo on the fuel filler cap, Bespoke alternator badge featuring intricate detailing and the “Triumph Gibson 1959 Legends” logo, a custom brown real leather seat that matches the guitar case with diamond stitching, embroidered Triumph logo, and custom pick holders (!), and a low-profile electroformed metallic gold “Triumph Gibson 1959 Legends” badges applied to the tank, side panels and front mudguard.
The pick holders are not the most practical but damn, is it the coolest feature of the seat. More than the fact that it is of genuine leather.
This year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will take place on May 22 (Sunday). Pre-registration is already open to riders across the world, and official registration and fundraising will start on March 28.
Images: Triumph Motorcycles.