One of Gibson's futuristic guitar designs gets resurrected by Joe Bonamassa and will feature their ProBuckers, CTS electronics, and a '50s-style hard case.
Nashville, TN (November 21, 2017) -- Epiphone proudly presents the new Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Outfit, Bonamassa’s fifth custom Epiphone signature model honoring one of Bonamassa’s most cherished vintage guitars, the rare “Amos” Flying V, one of the first of only 91 Flying Vs produced in 1958.
“You guys at Epiphone nailed it,” said Bonamassa. “From the moment I opened the case at my house, all I had to do was look at it and I said: ‘Ok, we're good!’ It sounds great. They sound better than the originals!”
Joe Bonamassa is not only one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, but is also recognized as one of the most knowledgeable collectors of vintage guitars. The new Ltd. Ed. 1958 “Amos” Korina Flying-V Outfit is based on Bonamassa’s priceless original Flying-V first purchased by Arthur Amos’s music store in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1958. Bonamassa worked closely with Epiphone’s luthiers in Nashville to ensure that every detail of the original was reproduced accurately. The Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Outfit features ProBucker TM pickups, CTS TM electronics, a LockTone™ ABR-1 Tune-o- matic bridge, and a 50s style Flying-V case along with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity.
“For years I had a photo of Arthur with this very Flying V as my screen saver,” said Bonamassa. “We've determined it's probably one of the first 10 ever made. The ledger stops at the mid 50s and my guitar shipped in May 1958. And it's hand written in the ledger--Arthur's Music. It was very emotional to find it. To me, this brings the history full circle and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. You did it Epiphone! The new “Amos” is killer!”
Visit Epiphone.com for our interview with Joe and discover the new Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Outfit available only at Authorized Epiphone Dealers.
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