Epiphone LE Joe Bonamassa 1958 Amos Korina Flying V with Case

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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 Pau Ferro 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!

Product Specifications
Epiphone LE Joe Bonamassa 1958 Amos Korina Flying V Specifications
  • Body Material: Korina (African Limba)
  • Neck Material: Korina (African Limba)
  • Neck Profile: Rounded-C 1958 profile
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Neck Joint: Glued In; Deep-set Neck Joint
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: Gold Plated Metal: Amos Arthur engraving
  • Scale Length: 24.75 inches
  • Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches
  • Headstock: Traditional Flying-V with raised Epiphone logo
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-2
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-3
  • Controls: 
    • 3-way pickup selector with Amber toggle cap
    • Bridge Volume; CTS potentiometer
    • Neck Volume; CTS potentiometer
    • Master Tone; CTS potentiometer
  • Binding: None
  • Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
  • Bridge: LockTone ABR-1 Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: String-Thru Body; 1958 V metal plate mounted with original-style Escutcheon nails
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16 inch
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Pickguard: 4-layer; (B/W/B/W)
  • Output Jack: Epiphone Heavy-duty 1/4 inch
  • Output Jack Plate: 4-layer; (w/B/W/B)
  • Machine Heads: Epiphone "Deluxe" Tuners with Tulip buttons; 18:</b>1 ratio
  • Knobs: Black ‘Top Hat’ knobs
  • Includes: 
    • Period Correct Custom ‘Amos’ Hard Case (#940-JBAMOS)
    • Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity in presentation binder
    • Owner's Manual
    • Poster
    • Bumper Sticker
  • Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime

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AngelDeVille Submitted: 7/22/2018
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Worth the extra money over the standard Epi
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Fit and finish are beautiful, pickups are top notch, no need for replacement. Standard epi humbuckers are usually grossly overwound and sound horrible for anything besides death metal. These pickups are close to paf sound. Case is top quality.
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Leonard Chris Submitted: 6/27/2018
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Definately Worth It !
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Quality guitar for the money. I finally had a chance to spend a few hours with this axe and at first was wondering who or what player/band from the classic days I could compare the tone to. Then it hit me, Wishbone Ash. Andy Powell played one of the earlier V's. If your not familiar, listen to " Blowin' Free " . I have to say this guitar nails it. The tone that is. As for looks, construction, and feel it knocks it out of the park in those regaurds also. The neck is a little wider than most of the more populer modern guitars being offered today but then again it,s a repro of a 58. After an hour of playing it began to feel very comfortable to these hands. Also would like to note this is very light as far as weight. All in all I am very pleased with this and consider this one to be a keeper. Thank's AMS for getting it to me within 24 hours and all the past transactions we share!
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Roger Submitted: 5/11/2018
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Not a keeper.
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I received my Banamassa V and found it had a crack on the neck where it joins the body and the pickup selector switch would not stay in the down position. Other than that it’s nice to look at. Pretty case except the lid and body don’t line up. Poor quality.
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Scott A. Submitted: 4/3/2018
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JB & Epiphone knocked this series out of the park!!!
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This is an amazing axe that plays and sounds as good as my Les Paul Custom Shop at a fraction of the price. The combination of the Korina wood and the probucker pickup's give this instrument amazing sustain.The setup out of the box is perfect and the case and case candy including the COA make this a no brainer!!!
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M. W. Submitted: 2/26/2018
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I love It!
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The packaging, the feel, the COA, the case it all is amazing for the price!
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DL Submitted: 1/4/2018
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Well worth the money...finished as nice if not better than an the original Gibson Flying V
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As nice if not better than a $1600+ Gibson Flying V...very nice package...
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