2018 Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit Custom Epiphone w/Case (US)
The Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit
Featuring ProBuckerTM humbuckers, Bigsby™ B70 Vibrato, Custom Hard Case and More!
Includes TWO Meet & Greets (DOES NOT come with tickets to a concert) and an Exclusive Guitar Strap that matches the hard case; Retail Value of $35. The Exclusive Guitar Strap is lined with royal blue suede and branded with Joe Bonamassa's Signature Pick and Ernie Ball logo in silver foil.
***ORDERS WILL NOT BE SPLIT SHIPPED; If this item is purchased with additional items from the store that are not pre-order products, the entire order will be held until the time of shipping***
The Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit is Epiphone’s sixth Signature model with GRAMMY® nominated blues legend and expert vintage collector Joe Bonamassa. Featuring the classic ES-355 semi-hollowbody archtop profile with an Ebony finish, gold hardware, ProBuckerTM humbuckers, Mallory Capacitors, a Bigsby™ B70 Vibrato and Vibramate® String Spoiler, Custom Hard Case, and Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Classic ES-355 Semi-Hollowbody Archtop - Ebony fingerboard and Graphtech® Nubone™ nut
For nearly a decade, Epiphone and Joe Bonamassa have worked together to make stunning recreations of Joe’s favorite rare vintage guitars that anyone can afford. The new Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit is modeled after Joe’s “3 Kings Tour” semi-hollowbody archtop that was originally honored by the Gibson Custom Shop.
“I have always loved the look and sound of black 355 guitars,” said Bonamassa. “Epiphone once again has masterfully re-created a guitar initially built for me by the Gibson Custom shop that I used on my Live at The Greek Theater DVD at a price point that is totally affordable for players and collectors of great ES guitars. Thank you once again it is an honor as always.”
The new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit has a 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple top and body with a beautiful Ebony finish adorned with multi-layer white & black binding on the top, back, and on the Sloped Dovewing headstock. The Mahogany neck has 24.75” scale with a SlimTaper™-D profile with 22 medium jumbo frets. The Ebony fingerboard has pearloid block inlays and a 1.68” Graphtech® Nubone™ nut that is as hard as a traditional bone nut but longer lasting. The headstock has the "Epiphone" logo in Pearloid and the back of the headstock has a "Joe Bonamassa" signature reproduced in gold silkprint along with a "2018" Limited Edition logo. The tortoise shell-inspired pickguard has multi-layer binding and a metal “E” logo.
Gold ProBuckerTM Humbuckers: The Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit is powered by critically acclaimed ProBuckerTM humbuckers with gold covers and Alnico II magnets, the same pickups Joe chose for his Ltd. Ed. “Amos” Korina Flying “V” Outfit. The neck position has a ProBucker 2™ and the bridge position has a ProBucker 3™ that is slightly overwound to emulate the tone of 1950s-era hand wound “PAF style” humbuckers. Controls for each pickup’s Volume and Tone come with Black "Top Hat" knobs with metal pointers and include world-class Mallory 150 Capacitors along with a Switchcraft® 3-Way Pickup Selector with an Amber Toggle Cap.
Epiphone Hardware: Like all Epiphones, Joe Bonamassa’s Signature Ltd. Ed. ES-355 features rock solid hardware including a gold ABR-1 LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge and a Bigsby™ B70 Vibrato tailpiece with a Vibramate® String Spoiler for quick string changes. Tuning is fast and accurate with Grover® Rotomatic machine heads with an 18:1 tuning ratio. A stylish vintage-inspired hard case is included with Bonamassa’s logo and Nerdville, CA in classic Army-style typeface along with a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Lifetime Warranty: The Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit comes with Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and world famous Gibson 365/24/7 Customer Service. The Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit is available for a limited time only while supplies last. See your Authorized Epiphone Dealer for details today or visit Epiphone.com to find a dealer near you!
The Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Standard Outfit At A Glance
- Based on Bonamassa’s Gibson Custom Shop ES-355 Semi-Hollowbody Archtop
- Classic ES-355 profile with Ebony fretboard and gold hardware
- ProBuckerTM Humbuckers with Mallory Capacitors
- Bigsby™ B70 Vibrato and Vibramate® String Spoiler
- Custom Hard Case and Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity.
|Body Material||3-Ply; Maple/Poplar/Maple|
|Top Material||3-Ply; Maple/Poplar/Maple|
|Headstock||Epiphone "Sloped Dovewing"|
|Headstock Inlay||"Epiphone" logo in Pearloid|
|"Split Diamond" in Pearloid|
|Back of Headstock||"Joe Bonamassa" signature in Gold silkprint|
|"2018" Limited Edition logo in Gold silkprint|
|Truss Rod Cover||2-Layer (Black/White) with "BONAMASSA" in White Silkprint|
|Binding||Body Top = 7-Layer (Pure White/B/PW/B/PW/B/PW/B)|
|Body Back = 5-Layer (Pure White/B/PW/B/PW)|
|Neck = 1-Layer (Pure White)|
|"F" hole - None (paint edges Ebony)|
|Headstock = 5-Layer (Pure White/B/PW/B/PW)|
|Neck Shape||D-Profile; SlimTaper™|
|Neck Joint||Glued-In, Set Neck|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Pearloid "Blocks"|
|Machine Heads||Grover® Rotomatic; 18:1 ratio|
|Neck Pickup||Epiphone ProBucker-2; Gold Covered|
|Bridge Pickup||Epiphone ProBucker-3; Gold Covered|
|Mallory 150 Capacitors (.022uF)|
|Knobs||Black "Top Hat" knobs with metal pointers|
|Pickup Selector||Switchcraft® 3-Way Pickup Selector with Amber Toggle Cap|
|Bridge||ABR-1 LockTone™ Tune-o-matic|
|Tailpiece||Bigsby™ B70 Vibrato|
|Tailpiece Upgrade||Vibramate® String Spoiler|
|Pickguard:||Tortoise Material; 5-Layer Binding (Pure White/B/PW/B/PW)|
|Includes||Custom Hard Case|
|Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity in Presentation Binder|
|Warranty||Epiphone Limited Lifetime|