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The Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit is Epiphone's sixth Signature model with GRAMMY nominated blues legend and expect vintage collector Joe Bonamassa. Featuring the classic ES-355 semi-hollowbody archtop profile with an Ebony finish, gold hardware, ProBuckerTM humbuckers, Mallory Capacitors, a Bigsby B7 Vibrato and Vibramate String Spoiler, Custom Hard Case, and Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity.
For nearly a decade, Epiphone and Joe Bonamassa have worked together to make stunning recreations of Joe's favorite rare vintage guitars that anyone can afford. The new Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit is modeled after Joe's "3 Kings Tour" semi-hollowbody archtop that was originally honored by the Gibson Custom Shop.
"I have always loved the look and sound of black 355 guitars," said Bonamassa. "Epiphone once again has masterfully re-created a guitar initially built for me by the Gibson Custom shop that I used on my Live at The Greek Theater DVD at a price point that is totally affordable for players and collectors of great ES guitars. Thank you once again it is an honor as always."
The new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit has a 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple top and body with a beautiful Ebony finish adorned with multi-layer white & black binding on the top, back, and on the Sloped Dovewing headstock. The Mahogany neck has 24.75" scale with a SlimTaper-D profile with 22 medium jumbo frets. The Ebony fingerboard has pearloid block inlays and a 1.68" Graphtech Nubone nut that is as hard as a traditional bone nut but longer lasting. The headstock has the "Epiphone" logo in Pearloid and the back of the headstock has a "Joe Bonamassa" signature reproduced in gold silkprint along with a "2018" Limited Edition logo. The tortoise shell-inspired pickguard has multi-layer binding and a metal "E" logo.
The Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit is powered by critically acclaimed ProBuckerTM humbuckers with gold covers and Alnico II magnets, the same pickups Joe chose for his Ltd. Ed. "Amos" Korina Flying "V" Outfit. The neck position has a ProBucker 2 and the bridge position has a ProBucker 3 that is slightly overwound to emulate the tone of 1950s-era hand wound "PAF style" humbuckers. Controls for each pickup's Volume and Tone come with Black "Top Hat" knobs with metal pointers and include world-class Mallory 150 Capacitors along with a Switchcraft 3-Way Pickup Selector with an Amber Toggle Cap.
Like all Epiphones, Joe Bonamassa's Signature Ltd. Ed. ES-355 features rock solid hardware including a gold ABR-1 LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and a Bigsby B7 Vibrato tailpiece with a Vibramate String Spoiler for quick string changes. Tuning is fast and accurate with Grover Rotomatic machine heads with an 18:1 tuning ratio. A stylish vintage-inspired hard case is included with Bonamassa's logo and Nerdville, CA in classic Army-style typeface along with a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity. Body Material:
3-Ply; Maple/Poplar/MapleTop Material:
3-Ply; Maple/Poplar/MapleNeck Material:
Epiphone "Sloped Dovewing"Headstock Inlay:
Back of Headstock:
- "Epiphone" logo in Pearloid
- "Split Diamond" in Pearloid
Truss Rod Cover:
- "Joe Bonamassa" signature in Gold silkprint
- "2018" Limited Edition logo in Gold silkprint
2-Layer (Black/White) with "BONAMASSA" in White SilkprintBinding:
- Body Top = 7-Layer (Pure White/B/PW/B/PW/B/PW/B)
- Body Back = 5-Layer (Pure White/B/PW/B/PW)
- Neck = 1-Layer (Pure White)
- "F" hole - None (paint edges Ebony)
- Headstock = 5-Layer (Pure White/B/PW/B/PW)
D-Profile; SlimTaperNeck Joint:
Glued-In, Set NeckScale Length:
24.75" Fingerboard Material:
Pearloid "Blocks"Fingerboard Radius:
Graphtech NuboneNut Width:
Grover Rotomatic; 18:1 ratioNeck Pickup:
Epiphone ProBucker-2; Gold CoveredBridge Pickup:
Epiphone ProBucker-3; Gold CoveredControls:
- Neck Volume
- Bridge Volume
- Neck Tone
- Bridge Tone
- Mallory 150 Capacitors (.022uF)
Black "Top Hat" knobs with metal pointersPickup Selector:
Switchcraft 3-Way Pickup Selector with Amber Toggle CapBridge:
ABR-1 LockTone Tune-o-maticTailpiece:
Bigsby B7 VibratoTailpiece Upgrade:
Vibramate String SpoilerPickguard:
Tortoise Material; 5-Layer Binding (Pure White/B/PW/B/PW)Includes:
- Custom Hard Case
- Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity in Presentation Binder
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