Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 Semi-hollow Electric Guitar 2022 Sixties Cherry


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Bottled Bonamassa from 1962

Joe Bonamassa has revitalized and preserved the blues for new generations, and now you can be part of that tradition with Joe’s limited-edition 1962 ES-335 from Epiphone! This semi-hollow electric guitar captures the magic of Joe’s vintage ES-335. Built in 1962, Joe used this guitar extensively on his first studio album. This Epiphone creation offers lots of perks you won’t normally find on a 335, or any semi-hollow for that matter. The body is made from layered maple for warm, balanced tone while two vintage-voiced Gibson Burstbucker pickups deliver true old-school PAF tone with remarkable accuracy. Paired with that is a mahogany neck outfitted with a 24.75-inch scale Indian laurel fingerboard for smooth playability and a supple string feel. What really sets this guitar apart from other semi-hollowbody guitars is the onboard Vibrola tailpiece.

Must-have maple

When it comes to semi-hollow tonewoods, maple has been the gold standard for generations. Thin-bodied folk instruments of the 20th century, including guitars and mandolins, made heavy use of this strong responsive tonewood, and luthiers quickly discovered it was a natural fit for thin semi-hollow guitars. The layered maple top, back, and sides on the Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 deliver snappy, soulful tone that’s a natural fit for all things blues. This body sings with sweet mellow resonance when played clean or gently, but it will downright howl with untamed aggression when paired with a dirty amp or a well-EQ’d overdrive.

PAF-style pickups

The Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 features top-notch pickups modeled after the most infamous humbucker of the ’50s and ’60s: the PAF. Introduced in 1957, the PAF has now caught on with players as their fast-pass to vintage tone, and the Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 Semi-hollow Electric Guitar is no exception. It comes equipped with two Gibson Burstbucker pickups. Widely regarded as one of the best PAF-style pickups on the market, Gibson Burstbuckers deliver responsive and dynamic PAF tone with remarkable accuracy. Delicate turns of the volume knob will yield big tonal changes, and right-hand attack dynamics will greatly affect tone. This makes for an incredibly dynamic guitar with expansive tonal scope beyond just “dirty” and “clean.” What’s more, these pickups are paired with premium internal electronics, including CTS potentiometers and Mallory capacitors, so you get period-accurate tone close to what Joe experiences himself with each strum of his original 335.

Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 Semi-hollow Electric Guitar Features:

  • Painstakingly built through studies of Joe Bonamassa’s ES-335 from 1962, the main guitar used on his debut studio album
  • Back, sides, and top crafted from layered maple yield warm, balanced tone with great dynamic sensitivity
  • Comfortable mahogany neck with a rounded “C” profile
  • Indian laurel fingerboard with traditional 24.75-inch scale and small block inlays
  • 2 vintage-voiced Gibson Burstbucker pickups deliver warm PAF-style tone with remarkable accuracy
  • Internal electronics including CTS potentiometers and Mallory capacitors for vintage-inspired tone
  • Unique Maestro Vibrola tailpiece for expressive bends — a 335 rarity!
  • Premium hardware including a Tune-o-matic LockTone bridge and Epiphone deluxe tuners

Tech Specs

  • Number of Strings6
  • Left-/Right-handedRight-handed
  • Body TypeSemi-hollowbody
  • Body ShapeJoe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335
  • Body MaterialLayered Maple
  • Body FinishGloss Polyurethane
  • ColorSixties Cherry
  • Neck MaterialMahogany
  • Neck ShapeRounded C
  • Neck JointSet Neck
  • Radius12″
  • Fingerboard MaterialIndian Laurel
  • Fingerboard InlaySmall Blocks
  • Number of Frets22
  • Scale Length24.75″
  • Nut Width1.69″
  • Nut MaterialGraph Tech
  • Bridge/TailpieceEpiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic, Maestro Vibrola Tailpiece
  • TunersEpiphone Deluxe, Double RIng Buttons
  • Neck PickupGibson BurstBucker 2 Humbucker
  • Bridge PickupGibson BurstBucker 3 Humbucker
  • Controls2 x volume, 2 x tone
  • Switching3-way toggle pickup switch
  • StringsGibson, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig BagCustom Hardshell Case

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Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 Semi-hollow Electric Guitar


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