Renowned guitarist Joe Bonamassa is not just a maestro on stage; he’s also a connoisseur of exquisite guitars, and one particular gem in his collection stands out—a 1963 Gibson SG™ Custom. This vintage beauty boasts some extraordinary characteristics, including a smoothly contoured neck heel joint and a distinctive Dark Wine Red finish, a rarity for that era and model.
Epiphone’s Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom pays homage to this iconic instrument by meticulously recreating its magic. Whether you’re a seasoned guitarist or an aspiring musician, here’s everything you need to know about this remarkable piece of musical history.
A Journey into the Past
The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom transports you back to the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll. It retains the same smooth neck joint contour that made the original so beloved. This unique feature not only enhances playability but also provides easy access to higher frets, allowing you to effortlessly recreate the signature Joe Bonamassa sound.
Vintage Vibes with a Modern Twist
One standout feature of the 1963 SG Custom is the inclusion of a Maestro™ Vibrola™. This iconic tremolo system adds a touch of vintage flair to your sound, allowing you to infuse your music with those classic wavy tones. It’s the perfect tool for achieving those soulful bends and expressive vibratos that define Bonamassa’s playing style.
The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom doesn’t just excel in performance; it’s a visual masterpiece as well. Sporting classic SG Custom cosmetics and gold-plated hardware, this guitar exudes elegance and sophistication. Its Dark Wine Red finish is a striking departure from the ordinary, making it a true collector’s item for aficionados of both style and substance.
Powerful ProBucker™ Pickups
At the heart of this extraordinary guitar are three powerful Epiphone ProBucker™ pickups. Known for their versatility and clarity, these pickups capture every nuance of your playing, from gentle bluesy notes to roaring rock riffs. With this instrument in your hands, you’ll have the tools to craft a sonic masterpiece every time you play.
A Complete Package
The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom comes bundled with a Custom Hardshell case featuring a goldenrod plush interior and striking exterior graphics bearing the signatures of both Epiphone and Joe Bonamassa. This case not only ensures your guitar’s safety but also adds a touch of luxury to your gear collection. Additionally, you’ll receive a certificate of authenticity, affirming the guitar’s pedigree and authenticity.
In conclusion, the Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom is more than just a guitar; it’s a gateway to a musical legacy. Whether you’re a devoted Bonamassa fan or simply in search of a high-quality instrument that exudes vintage charm, this guitar deserves a place in your collection. With its impeccable craftsmanship, timeless aesthetics, and the spirit of Joe Bonamassa, it’s ready to accompany you on a journey of musical discovery and expression.