Les Paul Custom Super Bowl 2007 guitar presented to Jim Irsay

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay got a pleasant surprise on The Bob and Tom Show Thursday, when Gibson presented him with a one-of-a-kind Les Paul Studio Super Bowl 2007 guitar. With Indianapolis’ WISH-TV looking on, Irsay said, “I’m so happy, and it’s white, which will be great for autographs.”

Irsay’s Les Paul Custom isn’t his first major collectable. Over the years, he’s acquired items ranging from Jerry Garcia’s guitar to Jack Kerouac’s original manuscript of On the Road.

The Indianapolis Colts start defense of their title on September 6 at their season opener against the New Orleans Saints.

Broadcast from Indianapolis to 157 markets, The Bob and Tom Show will soon be joining forces with legendary Indianapolis musician and comedian Duke Tumatoe to shoot a music video. The Les Paul-lovin’ Tumatoe most memorably penned “Lord Help Our Colts,” which airs locally after The Bob and Tom Show

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Jim Irsay being presented with guitar

Bob and Tom with Jim