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Collectable Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Flying-V Guitar Outfit
The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Outfit is Bonamassa’s fifth signature guitar by Epiphone and is inspired by one of his favourite instruments, the Gibson 1948 “Amos” Flying-V. It comes as part of a collector’s outfit with a custom case and signed certificate of authenticity, and is available to order now.
Joe Bonamassa is one of the busiest blues guitarists currently working and he has a huge collection of instruments, bordering on museum proportions. He recently purchased the Gibson 1958 Flying-V to use on his Three Kings tour, which honoured blues legends Freddie King, B.B. King and Albert King. His fifth collaboration with Epiphone took many design features from this instrument and distilled them into a highly collectable signature Flying-V guitar.
The Epiphone Signature Flying-V features Pro-Bucker pickups and quality CTS electronics to provide a vintage-inspired “PAF” tonality; they mimic the tone and response of the first-generation of pickups used on Gibson instruments from the 50s. The Epiphone model uses the exact same 1958 neck-profile from Bonamassa’s Gibson Flying V and is constructed from rich-sounding Korina.
The Epiphone Flying V’s aesthetic matches the Gibson original, with period-correct gold hardware and a 5-layer black-and-white pickguard. The truss rod features a gold-plated cover with an “Arthur Amos” engraving, and the guitar comes in a great-looking 50s-style hard case.
Bonamassa christened his Gibson Flying V “Amos” after Arthur Amos, who founded Arthur’s Music Store in 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Arthur bought the original Gibson guitar that would later end up in Joe Bonamassa’s collection, and its rarity means that it is currently valued by the “Blue Book of Guitar Values” at between $200,000 and $300,000.
Bonamassa worked hard with Epiphone’s luthiers to re-package the heritage of his Gibson Flying-V. The Epiphone Signature model comes with a period-correct hard case along with a signed certificate of authenticity for a real collector’s appeal.
Whilst you may be terrified of playing a $300,000 guitar like the original 1958 Gibson, the Epiphone “Amos” re-creation is an instrument that brings those same fantastic design features within the reach of the average guitar player.
Here you have a highly collectable instrument that can come out of the glass display-case and get on the stage where it belongs.
By Matt WilkinsonPosted on 15 Nov 2017 13:55 to category : Instruments News
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