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Epiphone unveils limited edition Joe Bonamassa 1958 'Amos' Korina Flying-V

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Laura  Barnes
Epiphone unveils limited edition Joe Bonamassa 1958 'Amos' Korina Flying-V

Bonamassa worked closely with Epiphone’s luthiers in Nashville to ensure that every detail of the original was reproduced accurately.

Epiphone has introduced a new limited edition Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Outfit, Bonamassa’s fifth custom Epiphone signature model honouring one of his most cherished vintage guitars, the rare “Amos” Flying V.

The “Amos” was one of the first, of only, 91 Flying-Vs produced in 1958.

“You guys at Epiphone nailed it,” said Bonamassa. “From the moment I opened the case at my house, all I had to do was look at it and I said: "Ok, we're good!"  It sounds great. They sound better than the originals!”

Bonamassa is not only one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, but is also recognised as one of the most knowledgeable collectors of vintage guitars. The new 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.

The new model features ProBucker pickups, CTSTM electronics, a LockTone ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge, and a 50s style Flying-V case along with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity.

“For years I had a photo of Arthur with this very Flying-V as my screen saver,” said Bonamassa. “We've determined it's probably one of the first 10 ever made. The ledger stops at the mid 50s and my guitar shipped in May 1958. And it's hand written in the ledger-Arthur's Music. It was very emotional to find it. To me, this brings the history full circle and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. You did it Epiphone! The new “Amos” is killer!”

Epiphone’s Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Outfit has a UK RRP of £759 and is available only at Authorised Epiphone Dealers.

For more information visit http://www.epiphone.com

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