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Topic: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/F … ing-V.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M63kCZ3Vv5E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP3Y4gVQiA0



Joe Bonamassa Amos Pickup Set by Seymour Duncan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OuA_bQeIXw

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

Interesting but no Gibson USA made- pickups in it ...???

And so castles made of sand melts into the sea, eventually.........

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

Got mine ordered!  I'll probably put a set of Antiquities in mine..

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

Seriously tempted....

Guitars:  Fender American Vintage 59 Stratocaster, Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T, Fender American Vintage 52 Telecaster, Sigma SOM-28H
Effects:  Friedman Dirty Shirley OD Pedal, Way Huge Green Rhino MkIV, Way Huge Doubleland Special, Dunlop Bonamassa Wah.
Amp:  Fender ML212 Deville with WGS ET65 speakers, Marshall 2555x Silver Jubilee Reissue (On Order)

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

I wasn't going to, but I did. GAS!

Play some cards & drink black coffee,
How I’d love to see you smile....
JBLP Std Goldtop
2015 R9 LP

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

Christmas IS coming, and I've been a very, very good boy this year (hint, hint)... lol

Terrance Shuman
Kansas City, MO

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

Whole problem is Epiphone already has a V with almost same spec
But a whole lot less $$$
Granted not an Amos clone

https://www.long-mcquade.com/7517/Guita … Korina.htm

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(If only I had 1% of Joe's guitar talent)

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

Coach305 wrote:

Christmas IS coming, and I've been a very, very good boy this year (hint, hint)... lol

This is the logic I'm using to justify adding a Silver Jubilee to my setup...

Guitars:  Fender American Vintage 59 Stratocaster, Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T, Fender American Vintage 52 Telecaster, Sigma SOM-28H
Effects:  Friedman Dirty Shirley OD Pedal, Way Huge Green Rhino MkIV, Way Huge Doubleland Special, Dunlop Bonamassa Wah.
Amp:  Fender ML212 Deville with WGS ET65 speakers, Marshall 2555x Silver Jubilee Reissue (On Order)

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/201 … 882177001/

"The story of 'Amos'
t was in 1958, during the infancy of rock and roll, that Arthur took a chance on a new, angular electric guitar. It didn’t have the gently rounded body that had been the industry standard for more than a century.

The new guitar was almost immediately lambasted as ugly.

Arthur ordered one in spite of the initial negative reaction, predicting the futuristic-looking instrument would be a fun conversation piece and draw customers to the store.

The Flying V that Gibson sent to Arthur’s store — serial number 8-2857 — was among the first made in a run of only 81 the company shipped to dealers in 1958. Only a few more would be made before production stopped in 1959."

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

Adrian J wrote:
Coach305 wrote:

Christmas IS coming, and I've been a very, very good boy this year (hint, hint)... lol

This is the logic I'm using to justify adding a Silver Jubilee to my setup...

Nice! But my post was fishing for someone else to add the Epiphone Amos to my collection... big_smile

Terrance Shuman
Kansas City, MO

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

Coach305 wrote:
Adrian J wrote:
Coach305 wrote:

Christmas IS coming, and I've been a very, very good boy this year (hint, hint)... lol

This is the logic I'm using to justify adding a Silver Jubilee to my setup...

Nice! But my post was fishing for someone else to add the Epiphone Amos to my collection... big_smile

Right....gotcha....

Guitars:  Fender American Vintage 59 Stratocaster, Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T, Fender American Vintage 52 Telecaster, Sigma SOM-28H
Effects:  Friedman Dirty Shirley OD Pedal, Way Huge Green Rhino MkIV, Way Huge Doubleland Special, Dunlop Bonamassa Wah.
Amp:  Fender ML212 Deville with WGS ET65 speakers, Marshall 2555x Silver Jubilee Reissue (On Order)

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

if you did get them.. you'd have to remove the pickups from the guitar and add these


http://customshop.seymourduncan.com/joe … ickup-set/

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(If only I had 1% of Joe's guitar talent)

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

At the end of the day... still an Epiphone! I am sure it is a nice guitar, but the only Epis I would consider would be the pre-Gibson era ones.

Amp: Firebird Musical Amplifiers Formula and Bandit Models, 63 Fender Pro
Guitars: 68 ES-345, 02 FB VII, 76 Electra Omega, 71 54/58 LP, 73 LPC
Effects: Celestial Effects Aquarius, Sinn-a Wah, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Scorpio, Gemini, Cancer.

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

macg1 wrote:

At the end of the day... still an Epiphone! I am sure it is a nice guitar, but the only Epis I would consider would be the pre-Gibson era ones.

Yeah, gotta agree on this one. I did pick up a Sheraton a few months ago to hold me over until I find a Historic 335. But I get why they do the Epi line. How else will most people afford a JB signature guitar?

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Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

holeshot1982 wrote:
macg1 wrote:

At the end of the day... still an Epiphone! I am sure it is a nice guitar, but the only Epis I would consider would be the pre-Gibson era ones.

Yeah, gotta agree on this one. I did pick up a Sheraton a few months ago to hold me over until I find a Historic 335. But I get why they do the Epi line. How else will most people afford a JB signature guitar?

Yeah I understand the Epiphone business model. They build cheap guitars for those who can't or won't spend the dough. I was there at one point. It is a needed niche. What I don't understand is the need for signature gear to begin with. I am not judging people who are into that, just not for me, especially with the added money involved.

Amp: Firebird Musical Amplifiers Formula and Bandit Models, 63 Fender Pro
Guitars: 68 ES-345, 02 FB VII, 76 Electra Omega, 71 54/58 LP, 73 LPC
Effects: Celestial Effects Aquarius, Sinn-a Wah, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Scorpio, Gemini, Cancer.

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

macg1 wrote:

What I don't understand is the need for signature gear to begin with. I am not judging people who are into that, just not for me, especially with the added money involved.

I'm OK with that, mainly because I use some signature gear from EVH brand. LOL And I do own both a EVH wah and a JB wah. They are voiced differently so  I like that. Although I prefer the EVH one, such a nice sweep!

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

If I think I wanted a V
I would buy the 'plain Epiphone Korina V  which is a lot cheaper.
Then buy the Seymour Duncan Amos pickups.

I think that would be a closer sound than Epiphone Amos with Epiphone pickups

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(If only I had 1% of Joe's guitar talent)

Re: The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V 2017/2018

DougH wrote:

If I think I wanted a V
I would buy the 'plain Epiphone Korina V  which is a lot cheaper.
Then buy the Seymour Duncan Amos pickups.

I think that would be a closer sound than Epiphone Amos with Epiphone pickups

Agreed. I was tempted, but have decided to stick with Plan A which is to save for a Gibson ES335 this year...

Guitars:  Fender American Vintage 59 Stratocaster, Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T, Fender American Vintage 52 Telecaster, Sigma SOM-28H
Effects:  Friedman Dirty Shirley OD Pedal, Way Huge Green Rhino MkIV, Way Huge Doubleland Special, Dunlop Bonamassa Wah.
Amp:  Fender ML212 Deville with WGS ET65 speakers, Marshall 2555x Silver Jubilee Reissue (On Order)