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    Epiphone LE James Bay 1966 Century Electric Archtop Cherry with Case

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    James Bay, an iconic performer, and Epiphone present his Limited Edition James Bay Signature Century Outfit guitar. James Bay customized his guitar with Kinman® Noiseless "Sweet Neck" P-90 pickups which have an incredible dynamic range and tone. Includes an Epiphone 60s era hard case plus a hand-signed photo and custom strap.

    James Bay Signature Century Outfit Guitar

    Epiphone LE James Bay 1966 Century Outfit Guitar Features
    • Incredibly accurate recreation of James Bay’s vintage ‘66 Century
    • Kinman "Sweet Neck" P-90 Hx Noiseless Single-Coil
    • WilkinsonTM deluxe machine heads and CTS electronics
    • Certificate of Authenticity with hand-signed photo 
    • Includes 1960s style hard case and custom strap
    Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. James Bay Signature “1966” Century Outfit, an incredibly accurate recreation of GRAMMY nominee James Bay’s customized 1966 Epiphone Century archtop in an Gloss Cherry finish. Featuring a Kinman Noiseless "Sweet Neck" P-90, a reissue of the 60s-era compensated floating Rosewood bridge with brass wheels, a James Bay “Hat Man” headstock logo, WilkinsonTM Deluxe machine heads, USA made “CTS” 500K pots, and a reissue of an Epiphone 60s era hard case plus a hand-signed photo and custom strap.

    Set Time Machine to 1966 
    The Ltd. Ed. James Bay Signature “1966” Century Outfit is both a time machine to the 60s and a near exact replica of Bay’s customized stage and studio guitar. The Signature “1966” Century’s Laminated Maple body top, back, and sides measure to the exact profile of Bay’s original which was made at the historic Epiphone and Gibson factory Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1966. Bay’s new Signature “1966” Century is finished in a Cherry gloss finish with cream binding on the body top and back. The Mahogany neck is glued to the body at the 14th fret with a Mortise and Tenon joint and has the identical “C” profile and dimensions and Delrin ivory colored nut found on Bay’s stage guitar. The Rosewood fingerboard has Mother of Pearl “Dot” inlays, a 25.5” scale length, and 20 medium frets. The historic Sloped Dovewing headstock has a 60s era Epiphone script logo in gold along with a James Bay Hat Man insignia. Bay’s original Century serial number--385143—is laser inscribed on the back.

    Kinman Custom No Hum P-90 Pickup
    James Bay customized his new Epiphone Signature “1966” Century archtop with the same hand-wound pickup he uses in his vintage Century, a Kinman "Sweet Neck" P-90 Hx Noiseless Single-Coil. Kinman pickups are world renown for their incredible sonic palate and “no hum” performance. Bay choose the Kinman for its classic P-90 tone and the additional reduction of hum necessary when playing the world’s biggest outdoor festivals and indoor stages. The Kinman "Sweet Neck" P-90 Hx is the only P-90 style pickup currently in production that maintains the dynamic range and tonal characteristics of prized vintage Gibson P-90 pickups while providing hum free operation. The new “1966” Century’s Master Volume and Tone controls have Black Top Hat knobs with metal inserts and USA made CTS potentiometers.

    Historic Hardware 
    The Ltd. Ed. James Bay Signature “1966” Century Outfit comes with vintage style 3-on-a-side Wilkinson Vintage machine heads with a 14:1 tuning radio and plastic Ivory buttons. The period correct long white pickguard has a raise metal “E” and the ¼” output jack is made by Switchcraft. Epiphone has also recreated the original compensated Floating Rosewood Bridge and brass adjustment wheels found on Bay’s vintage ‘66 Century along with the nickel tailpiece. The Ltd. Ed. James Bay Signature “1966” Century Outfit is set up at the factory with world famous D’Addario strings and comes with a 60s-style hard case along with a Certificate of Authenticity, a James Bay photo hand-signed by Bay, and a recreation of Bay’s custom homemade strap.

    Lifetime Warranty
    Like all Epiphones sold anywhere in the world, the Ltd. Ed. James Bay Signature Century “1966” Outfit comes with Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. The first run of the James Bay Signature Century Outfit is limited to just 600 guitars so visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer today!

    Product Specifications
    Epiphone LE James Bay 1966 Century Electric Archtop Guitar Specifications
    • Finish: Gloss
    • Hardware: Nickel
    • Top: 3-Ply Laminated Maple
    • Body: 3-Ply Laminated Maple
    • Kerfing Material: Mahogany
    • Neck: Mahogany
    • Heel Cap: Mahogany
    • Neck Joint: Glued; Mortise and Tenon; At 14th Fret
    • Neck Profile: Original rounded "C" shape & dimensions
    • Nut: Delrin
    • Nut Width: 1.56"
    • Nut Thickness: 6mm
    • Fingerboard Riser: Maple
    • Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl "Dots"; 7mm diameter
    • Pickup: Kinman "Sweet Neck" P-90 Hx Noiseless Single-Coil
    • Controls: Master Volume: CTS Potentiometer
    • Master Tone: CTS Potentiometer
    • Output Jack: Switchcraft 1/4" 
    • Truss Rod: Dual-Action
    • Truss Rod Cover: Black PVC "Bullet"; 2-layer; Vintage "E" in White
    • Neck Joint: Glued-In
    • F’Brd Inlay: Pearloid "Dots"
    • Headstock: Historic Sloped Dovewing with period-correct gold "Epiphone" logo
    • Back of Headstock: Stamped James Bay "Hat Man" logo
    • Tuners: Wilkinson Vintage 3-in-a-row with plastic Ivory buttons; 14:1 ratio
    • Frets: 20; Medium
    • Scale Length: 25.5"
    • Strings: d'Addario; 10-46
    • Bridge: Reissue of original compensation Floating Bridge; Rosewod with brass adjustment wheels
    • Tailpiece: Historic Epiphone Trapeze
    • Binding: 
      • Body Top - 1-Layer
      • Body Back – 1-Layer
      • Fingerboard – None
      • Headstock - None
      • "F" holes - None
    • Pickguard: White PVC with raised-metal "E"; 3-layer (White/Black/White)l; Original metal bracket shape
    • Strap Buttons: Yes; Original locations
    • Number: Stamped serial number "385144" on back of headstock; Same as James Bay's; Original "Blue" label inside with sequential serial number.
    • Includes: 1960's Century Hard Case Part #940-66CEN1, Signed Certificate of Authenticity, Replica of James Bay's strap
    • First Run: Limited to 600 pieces
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  615-871-4500 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Finally found THE sound!!!
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    I've been searching for 'The Sound' for almost 50 years. I play professionally (Blues mostly) and have gone through literally 100's of guitars. But I had a certain sound in my head I could not find until I took a chance on this James Bay 1966 Century. Now I did not buy it because of the signature, but the upgrades were nice compared to the lower cost version. The first thing that I thought when I plugged it into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe was 'WOW!!! I found IT!!!' The sound was amazing. Crystal clear cleans, and the 'signature' overdrive sound I was seeking for all these years. The build is excellent, and the finish was flawless. The upgraded P-90 pickup in this version is superb. The action was a bit high, but a few quick turns of the wheel dialed it right in to perfection, with the intonation spot on. I tried it at 'club venue' volume on my amp and feedback was minimal and controllable, exactly as I wanted it. I could NOT be happier after 50 years of searching. I'm lovin' it!!
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    The upgrades make this Century perform professionally
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    This signature guitar is very special in sound acoustically or plugged into your favorite amp
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