Epiphone proudly presents the Limited Edition John Lee Hooker 100th Anniversary Zephyr Outfit honoring the 100th birthday of the ‘King of the Boogie Woogie,’ one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Featuring the classic Zephyr archtop design powered by new Epiphone ProBucker Mini-Humbucker humbuckers, Wilkinson Deluxe machine heads, a Premium Vintage Styled Hard Case, and a leather strap.
Made with the cooperation of John Lee Hooker's family, the new Epiphone Limited Edition John Lee Hooker 100th Anniversary Zephyr Outfit is a faithful replica of Hooker's rare 1961 Epiphone Zephyr that was his main instrument on tour and in the studio for over a decade. Hooker’s original Zephyr was one of only 13 made in 1961 and only 45 Zephyrs were produced between 1959 and 1963.Now, 55 years later, what better way to reintroduce the Zephyr than to honor John Lee Hooker!
Epiphone LE John Lee Hooker 100th Anniversary Zephyr Features
- Modeled on the rare 60s original used by Hooker on his classic recordings
- Newly designed Epiphone ProBucker Mini-Humbuckers
- Wilkinson Deluxe machine heads with Ivory Buttons
- Premium Vintage Hard Case and leather strap
The Limited Edition John Lee Hooker 100th Anniversary Zephyr Outfit features the original all-hollowbody design with a Maple top and body in an Antique Natural finish with single-ply Ivory binding and traditional unbound f-holes. The smooth Mahogany neck has a Hard Maple Center Stripe and is shaped with a Vintage ‘C’ profile with a 24.75 inches scale length, a Pau Ferro fingerboard, 20 medium jumbo frets, a Delrin nut, and a Pearloid ‘Split Block’ design like the original Zephyrs. The imitation Tortoise shell pickguard has a foil ‘E’ just like vintage Zephyrs.
New Epiphone ProBucker Mini-Humbuckers
The Limited Edition Zephyr is powered by newly designed Epiphone ProBucker Mini-Humbucker, part of Epiphone’s critically acclaimed ProBucker pickup series that strives to recreate Epiphone’s classic pickups. Controls for each pickup’s volume and tone are Gold "Top Hats" with Metal Inserts and Metal Pointers in addition to an Epiphone all-metal three-way pickup selector.
Rock Solid Hardware
The new Limited Edition Zephyr Outfit comes with Epiphone’s exceptional rock-solid hardware including a Pau Ferro floating bridge, Wilkinson Deluxe machines heads with Ivory Buttons, a Vintage-styles Trapeze tailpiece, and an Epiphone nickel rim-mounted output jack. The Zephyr Outfit also includes a Premium Vintage-style hard case, a leather strap, a Certificate of Authenticity, and a presentation binder.
Limited Lifetime Guarantee
Like all Epiphones, the Limited Edition John Lee Hooker 100th Anniversary Zephyr Outfit comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 365/24/7 Customer Service. This limited edition won’t last long. Visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer for details.