In 1958 the first Flying Vs were made and only 91 were produced. Joe Bonamassa’s remarkable Amos Flying V was one of them and is one of his most priced guitars in his extensive collection. The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa 1958 Amos Korina Flying-V is Bonamassa’s fifth custom Epiphone signature model and honors his ‘V’ with pro-grade features to satisfy the most discerning players. Featuring Epiphone ProBucker pickups, CTS electronics, a LockTone ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge, and a 50s style Flying-V case along with a certificate of authenticity signed by Joe himself!
The Amos Flying V: 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 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.
Tone Rich Korina Body: The new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 1958 Amos has a body and neck made from tone rich Korina (African Limba) wood and has a Rounded C-1958 neck profile measured from Bonamassa’s original vintage guitar. The 5-layer black and white pickguard is also cut to the same specs as his vintage Flying-V. The neck is glued to the body with a deep-set neck joint and has a FSC Certified Blackwood fretboard with a 24.75 inch scale, 22 medium jumbo frets, and a 12 inch radius. The neck has an adjustable truss rod with a gold plated Amos Arthur engraving on the cover. The headstock has the classic Flying-V profile with a raised Epiphone logo.
Epiphone PAF-inspired ProBucker Pickups: Joe Bonamassa is a big fan of Epiphone’s critically acclaimed ProBucker pickups, which accurately re-create the tone of first generation humbuckers found in late 50s Les Pauls, 335s, and Flying-Vs. ProBucker pickups feature the same components and materials as vintage humbuckers including sand cast Alnico II magnets, 18% Nickel Silver unit bases and covers, and high quality 4 conductor lead wire. Each ProBucker humbucker pickup is also vacuum wax potted to eliminate microphonics. Controls include our USA designed, heavy-duty 3-way pickup selector with an Amber toggle cap and volume controls for the bridge and neck along with a master tone. All controls have CTS potentiometers and Black Top Hat Knobs.
Classic Flying V Hardware: The Ltd. Ed. 1958 Amos Korina Flying-V comes with period correct gold hardware including a 1958-style V metal plate tailpiece mounted with Escutcheon nails along with a LockTone ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge. A late 50s period correct hard case is included along with a Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by Joe Bonamassa in a presentation binder.
Lifetime Warranty: All Epiphones come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson Brands’ legendary 365/24/7 Customer Service. The Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa 1958 Amos Korina Flying-V is available at Authorized Epiphone Dealers but only for a limited time. And Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Signature guitars don’t last long! Visit your Authorized Dealer today!