Modern blues legend Joe Bonamassa is known for his passionate live performances and dedication to keeping the blues relevant and alive. A prodigy, Joe opened for the legendary B. B. King when he was only 12. Now, in partnership with Epiphone, Joe is bringing his beloved 1958 Amos Flying-V to the buying public. With a body cut and sculpted from beautiful African korina wood — as used on the first Flying V's from 1958 — this electric guitar soars in both looks and in tone. With a pair of ProBucker pickups, this classic axe howls, moans, and pierces the air with the kind of legendary tone the Flying V is known for in rock, blues, and metal. An FSC certified pao ferro fingerboard gives this Flying-V another layer of cool as well. And in keeping with the original '58 issue, a rounded "C" neck profile puts one of the most classically playable necks right in your hands.
Although known as a largely metal guitar since the '80s, the Flying V was first used by blues greats of the '60s, such as Lonnie Mack and Albert King. And one of the standout features these early legends fell in love with was that smooth, fast, and furious neck — the same neck Bonamassa fell for decades later. With its vintage Rounded-C 1958 profile, this neck has become the object of desire for so many pairs of skilled players' hands that it is a legend on its own. The neck is also topped with FSC Certified pao ferro, a rich wood known for its smooth playability and feel.