August 13, 2022

After placing up a particular Triumph-themed Gibson guitar and Gibson-themed Triumph Bonneville as a significant fundraiser prize for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Journey, the businesses have turned the amp as much as 11.

Now they’re providing three signed guitars as runner-up prizes for the tenth annual occasion on Might 22. Prior to now 9 years greater than 100,000 riders in over 900 cities the world over have raised greater than $US31 million for males’s psychological well being and prostate most cancers consciousness.

The key prize this yr is a 1959 Legends Customized Version Gibson Les Paul with Triumph design particulars and a 1959 Legends Customized Version T120 Bonneville with Gibson design references.

The guitar has a hand-coach-lined pickguard impressed by the Bonneville’s trademark engine fins, and etched pick-up covers, branded truss rod cowl and reissue change backplate.

Gibson’s Triumph tribute

Triumph’s Bonneville T120 Gibson tribute contains a hand-painted sunburst paint scheme just like the Gibson with black painted guitar neck and headstock form, edged with hand-painted coach lining, plus a number of branded touches.

Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson version

They kind the key prize for the very best fundraiser at this yr’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Journey, a worldwide charity for males’s psychological well being and prostate most cancers consciousness and fundraising.

The collaboration makes a number of sense as many aged rockers love their Bonnevilles and doubtless undergo from prostate points!

And late final yr Triumph Bikes introduced it would proceed its nine-year affiliation with DGR for 5 extra years.

Now, the businesses have turned their amps as much as 11 to supply extra prizes for the DGR.

The three further guitars are every signed by a well-known musician, and every with a customized painted guitar case impressed by a legendary Triumph rider. The “Saints of Velocity” customized guitar instances will probably be painted by the world-renowned guitar artist James Willis.

Gentlefolk Prize (open to contributors elevating over $US250)

Epiphone J-200
  • Epiphone ‘Impressed by Gibson’ J-200 guitar, signed by American nation music star Large Kenny
  • Customized Triumph-inspired “Saints of Velocity” guitar case, painted by James Willis
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Highest Group Triumph World Fundraiser

Epiphone SG
  • Epiphone ‘Impressed by Gibson’ SG Normal guitar, signed by Canadian musician Clayton Bellamy of The Highway Hammers
  • Customized Triumph-inspired “Saints of Velocity” guitar case, painted by James Willis

Spirit of ’59 Prize (open to contributors elevating over $US59)

Epiphone ’59
  • Epiphone ‘Impressed by Gibson’ 1959 Les Paul Normal guitar, signed by English rock legend, Billy Duffy of The Cult
  • Customized Triumph-inspired “Saints of Velocity” guitar case, painted by James Willis

Donated to assist The Distinguished Gentleman’s Journey, in its world charity efforts to lift consciousness and funds in assist of males’s psychological well being and prostate most cancers, every of the Epiphone ‘Impressed by Gibson’ guitars pays homage to a Gibson music legend and every comes with the signature particulars and options that made them well-known.

The customized arduous case that comes with every guitar will probably be painted by famed Nashville guitar artist, James Willis, as a part of a brand new “Saints of Velocity” numbered sequence of customized instances, every commemorating a legendary Triumph rider. Willis is a multi-bike Triumph proprietor and will probably be taking part on this yr’s Gentleman’s Journey on his Scrambler 1200 XC motorbike.

Additional celebrating the connection between music and bikes, the guitars will probably be signed by musicians which might be additionally passionate riders, every taking part on this yr’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Journey. The Epiphone ‘Impressed by Gibson’ J-200 will probably be signed by American nation music artist Large Kenny, of Large & Wealthy. The Epiphone ‘Impressed by Gibson’ SG Normal will probably be signed by Canadian recording artist Clayton Bellamy of The Highway Hammers. The Epiphone ‘Impressed by Gibson’ 1959 Les Paul Normal will probably be signed by English rock musician Billy Duffy of The Cult.

These further prizes enable the Distinguished Gentleman’s Journey to additional assist fundraising the world over by rewarding fundraisers in distinctive classes, together with the annual Gentlefolk prize, eligible for contributors which elevate over $US250. New prize classes for 2022 would be the Spirit of ’59 class, for any rider which raises over $US59, and the Group Triumph prize, for the very best fundraiser that has joined the official Triumph staff or a Triumph dealership’s fundraising staff.

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Gibson Guitars and Triumph Legends Customized Instances

  • Numbered “Saints of Velocity” sequence customized guitar instances, every commemorating a legendary Triumph rider of the winner’s selecting, will probably be hand painted by famed Nashville guitar artist James Willis.
  • The Epiphone Impressed by Gibson J-200 is a shocking homage to the King of the Flat-Tops – the world-famous Gibson™ SJ-200. Since its introduction in 1937 it has been the selection of “singing cowboys” like Tex Ritter and Gene Autry, in addition to people, rock and nation royalty, together with Emmylou Harris, Elvis, Jimmy Web page, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, The Edge, and plenty of extra. That includes a Tremendous Jumbo non-cutaway strong figured maple physique, strong Sitka spruce high, and two-piece maple neck with a mahogany centre strip, the Epiphone J-200 is constructed with all strong woods for excellent tone. The visible parts have all the time been a giant a part of the J-200’s enchantment, and the Epiphone Impressed by Gibson J-200 features a Moustache™ bridge with curved block inlays, Crown headstock inlay and Graduated Crown mom of pearl fingerboard inlays, and a J-200 fashion pickguard with two-colour graphics.
  • The Epiphone SG Normal from the brand new Impressed by Gibson Assortment, recreates the legendary Nineteen Sixties basic that powered the primary era of arduous rock and heavy metallic bands together with The Who, Cream, AC/DC, and Black Sabbath. The guitar options the historic SG profile with “batwing” pickguard, a pair of Epiphone’s Alnico Traditional PRO humbuckers, and 18:1 ratio Epiphone Deluxe Tuners. This Epiphone Impressed by Gibson Authentic mannequin additionally has the Kalamazoo headstock, rolled neck for a cushty really feel, GraphTech NuBone nut, era-appropriate wiring, and CTS pots. Non-obligatory hardshell or EpiLite Case is accessible.
  • Made in partnership with the Gibson Customized Store, the Restricted Version 1959 Les Paul Normal is Epiphone’s beautiful recreation of the uncommon classic basic. That includes a mahogany physique with a maple high with a AAA figured maple veneer, comfy 1959 hand-rolled neck profile with lengthy neck tenon, aged end, Gibson USA BurstBucker 2 & 3 humbucking pickups, Switchcraft selector change and output jack, CTS pots, 50s period wiring, Mallory capacitors, non-beveled pickguard, new Epiphone Deluxe classic tuners, and a vintage-style brown arduous case. It additionally comes with an Epiphone Restricted Version metallic medallion toggle switchplate.
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Distinguished Gentleman’s Journey Prize Abstract

Highest World Fundraiser

  • ‘1959 Legends’ customized version Triumph Bonneville T120 motorbike and Gibson Les Paul Normal Reissue guitar
  • Hedon x DGR Kingpin Helmet
  • ELF Prize Pack

2nd Highest World Fundraiser

  • Triumph Thruxton RS motorbike
  • Hedon x DGR Hedonist Helmet
  • ELF Prize Pack

3rd Highest World Fundraiser

  • Triumph Velocity Twin 1200 motorbike
  • Hedon x DGR Hedonist Helmet
  • ELF Prize Pack

Gentlefolk Competitors 1st Prize (open to contributors elevating over $US250)

  • Triumph Bonneville Bobber motorbike
  • Hedon x DGR Hedonist Helmet

Gentlefolk Competitors 2nd Prize (open to contributors elevating over $US250)

  • Epiphone ‘Impressed by Gibson’ J-200 guitar, signed by nation artist Large Kenny
  • Customized Triumph-inspired “Saints of Velocity” guitar case, painted by artist James Willis

Highest Group Triumph World Fundraiser (contains Triumph Vendor fundraising groups)

  • Epiphone ‘Impressed by Gibson’ SG Normal guitar, signed by Canadian artist Clayton Bellamy
  • Customized Triumph-inspired “Saints of Velocity” guitar case, painted by artist James Willis

Spirit of ’59 Prize (open to contributors elevating over $US59)

  • Epiphone ‘Impressed by Gibson’ 1959 Les Paul Normal guitar, signed by English rock legend, Billy Duffy of The Cult
  • Customized Triumph-inspired “Saints of Velocity” guitar case, painted by artist James Willis

a worldwide charity for males’s psychological well being and prostate most cancers consciousness and fundraising.