Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Collectable Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Flying-V Guitar Outfit

Collectable Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958
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.

See more Epiphone Signature guitars, or more Flying-V guitars.

By Matt Wilkinson

Posted on 15 Nov 2017 13:55 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

The Tiptop Audio Forbidden Planet is a brand-new, all-analog, multi-mode filter taking inspiration from the Steiner-Parker Synthacon.

19 Sep 2018 12:06
thumbnail

Gibson 2019 guitars: what's new for 2019 in the Gibson guitar range? Acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and more.

31 Aug 2018 16:32
thumbnail

Enter our competition on social media to win a set of special-edition Zildjian headphones. Find out how to enter here…

22 Aug 2018 15:40
thumbnail

This guitar buying guide aims to help you pick the right electric guitar for you.

22 Aug 2018 12:02
thumbnail

Check out the latest Hartwood Electric Guitars! These guitars take inspiration from the classic hollow body designs that have proven their popularity over the decades.

22 Aug 2018 09:06
thumbnail

Ludwig has released its NeuSonic range of 3-piece shell packs, with high-quality features including hybrid shells and four classy finishes.

3 Aug 2018 16:38

Recent Music News

thumbnail

At NAMM 2016, Teenage Engineering unveiled a prototype product with a similar, compact and playful design to the OP-1. Since then, the OP-Z has made numerous appearances at trade shows around the world, in continued states of development but never quite complete.

18 Sep 2018 11:07
thumbnail

Denon DJ has announced the version 1.2.1 update to Engine Prime, meaning the MCX8000 controller can now use this premium music management software.

12 Sep 2018 15:01
thumbnail

Until 31.12.18, new and existing Akai Professional Controller owners can receive free sample content from CR2!

10 Sep 2018 10:51
thumbnail

The brand-new Apollo X6 and X8 rackmount audio interfaces now feature six (!) DSPs for class-leading audio processing capabilities.

6 Sep 2018 19:00
thumbnail

Native Instruments has released a plethora of new products including KOMPLETE 12 and a raft of hardware and software releases for producers and DJs.

6 Sep 2018 12:59
thumbnail

Applications are now open for the 2018 York Culture Awards. Find out how to enter the Outstanding Busker Award, sponsored by Gear4music!

3 Sep 2018 13:37