Guitars for Christmas? New issues of Flying V and Gibson Maestro

Epiphone Korina Flying V

Epiphone have just announced details of the Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa 1958 “Amos” Korina Flying-V Outfit – initially a rare model, now brought back to life by the acclaimed Americana Blues musician, Joe Bonamassa.

Joe Bonamassa, famed for opening for B.B King at the age of 12, performing with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Buddy Guy and Stephen Stills amongst many others, and releasing 15 solo albums in the last 11 years – a staggering 11 of which have attained number 1 positions on the US Billboard Blues chart – has long been an Epiphone guitar player. Now, the New Yorker arrives with his fifth custom Epiphone signature model, honouring one his most-cherished vintage spec guitars – the “Amos” Flying V.

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The new Ltd. Ed. 1958 “Amos” Korina Flying-V Outfit is based on Bonamassa’s priceless original Flying-V first purchased by Arthur Amos’s music store in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1958.  Bonamassa worked closely with Epiphone’s luthiers in Nashville to ensure that every detail of the original was reproduced accurately.  The Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa 1958 “Amos” Korina Flying-V Outfit features ProBucker pickups, CTS electronics, a LockTone ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge, and a 50s style Flying-V case along with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity.

New Gibson Maestro Collection

Gibson have just announced their new Maestro collection – a low-priced range of guitars that are particularly aimed towards educating young, budding musicians.

Designed to support and promote musical education, Maestro’s collection of quality instruments are inspired by classic Gibson guitars but tailored so they meet the needs of new and novice players. The focus on playability is matched with the attention to detail and craftsmanship that consumers have come to expect from Gibson’s distinguished family of brands.  For over 100 years Gibson has focused on quality and innovation in musical instruments and the Maestro range now brings this to very affordable prices.

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With its square shoulder design, the Maestro by Gibson full size acoustic guitar is an easy-to-play guitar for players of all standards.  Based on the classic dreadnought design, this beautiful steel string acoustic is fitted with a spruce top to give it a big, clear sound.  The accompanying pack has all you need to start playing today including strap, picks, spare strings and a tutorial DVD.  Its stunning black gloss body and natural top finished with white binding and chrome die-cast tuners give it the classic look used by the likes of Keith Richards and Lenny Kravitz.

http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/Five-Famous-Hummingbird-Players.aspx

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