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Johnny A., posing here with a pair of his Fender signature Stratocasters, has paid tribute to Jeff Beck with a video performance of "Morning Dew.” Watch it below.

The instrumental guitar virtuoso pays tribute to the departed master with a new video, exclusive at PG, and his new Beck-Ola project, which hits the road in April.

More than a year after his death, the world of guitar is still reeling over the death of the legendary giant, Jeff Beck. The incessantly inventive maestro was a huge influence on many players, including the instrumental virtuoso Johnny A. “He had a huge impact on my playing,” A. says. “He was always a North Star for me—always improving, always pushing the envelope, age defying, genre defying … always a maverick, insisting on doing his own thing. He was a true guitar hero for his whole career, which spanned 60 years. I don't think there was anyone better in the realm of rock guitar.”

Now you can listen to A.—an big-toned, exploratory instrumentalist in his own right, with a string of acclaimed albums stretching back to his 1999 solo debut, Sometimes Tuesday Morning—pay tribute to Beck with a moving, inventive version of “Morning Dew,” from the Jeff Beck Group’s classic 1968 album, Truth.

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Get inside the fuzz-laden setup used by one of guitardom’s most respected instrumentalists during his recent stint with the Yardbirds.

A respected act in his own right, Johnny A. took a break from his jazz-tinged solo shows to tour briefly with The Yardbirds, a band whose has previously employed some of Johnny’s most prominent influences. Before a recent gig at Nashville’s City Winery, Johnny took John Bohlinger through his lean-and-mean rig.

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The limited-edition model features a flame maple, Sunset Glow finish, Gibson 57 Classics, and a Bigsby B70 vibrato.

Nashville, TN (May 5, 2017) -- Epiphone presents the new Premier Artist Signature Series and the Ltd. Ed. Johnny A. Custom Outfit based on Johnny A.’s original design. Featuring a beautiful Flame Maple top in Sunset Glow finish, Gibson 57 Classics, Bigsby B70 vibrato, Ebony fretboard, and hard case.

For over two decades, Johnny A. has cultivated a reputation as one of rock n’ roll’s supreme guitarists and bandleaders. And his signature archtop featuring a sharp double cutaway along with its unique sound hole design, has made Johnny A. one of the most easily recognized players working today. Now, Epiphone presents Johnny A.’s first custom signature archtop for the “House of Stathopoulo” in a beautiful Sunset Glow gloss finish.

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