All you old rockers should be tuning up for this supergroup — Triumph, Gibson and the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) are getting the band back together!
Details have not yet been released, only a vague press release about the collaboration of the three.
The press release just states:
Announcing an exciting new partnership that brings together two iconic global brands, Gibson and Triumph Motorcycles, with a unique collaboration based on the legendary 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard and the equally legendary 1959 Triumph Bonneville T120.
With a shared ambition to support the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, and its global charity efforts for men’s mental health and prostate cancer awareness and fundraising, full information on the partnership will be released in March 2022.
However, I can make an educated guess.
I suspect there will be a limited-edition Bonneville T120 coming in 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard sunburst colours and branding.
There should also be a Gibson coming with relevant Triumph logos.
Plus either or both will be offered as prizes to the biggest fundraisers in the annual DGR which generates funds for mental health issues and prostate cancer research.
The collaboration makes a lot of sense as many old rockers love their Bonnevilles and probably suffer from prostate issues!
And late last year Triumph Motorcycles announced it will continue its association with DGR for five more years.
As an old rocker who is still rocking in a garage band, I’ll be lining up for one of each of these limited-edition gems.