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    Re: New Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Amos Signature model?

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Gary View Post
    Well, believe it or not, a "grand" is still a sizable amount of money to many people. As for me, I'm delighted with the guitar, minor issues notwithstanding. The look, tone and play-ability is outstanding, even for a much more expensive guitar, IMO.
    Of course it is!

    It is to me as well considering I'm retired and living on Social Security (and my monthly income is less than two grand a month), but considering that it's an import (China?) you can't seriously expect to get American quality for such as price.

    I have a 2016 Epiphone '58 V and it has a three piece body with veneer on the back & front, and there are people complaining about the body not being a solid or two piece body! The majority of American made Les Paul's are more than two pieces of wood.

    I can understand someone getting a damaged instrument and wanting a replacement, but realistically some people are expecting too much for their money.

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    Re: New Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Amos Signature model?

    Quote Originally Posted by RicOkc View Post
    Of course it is!

    It is to me as well considering I'm retired and living on Social Security (and my monthly income is less than two grand a month), but considering that it's an import (China?) you can't seriously expect to get American quality for such as price.

    I have a 2016 Epiphone '58 V and it has a three piece body with veneer on the back & front, and there are people complaining about the body not being a solid or two piece body! The majority of American made Les Paul's are more than two pieces of wood.

    I can understand someone getting a damaged instrument and wanting a replacement, but realistically some people are expecting too much for their money.
    Actually the "Amos" flying V is sourced from Indonesia.
    My guitar style is "islands of competence in a sea of mediocrity."

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    Re: New Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Amos Signature model?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrRobert View Post
    I played that guitar! I'd agree that it sounds great, is light, has a wonderful feeling neck, and the cracking in the finish is a non-issue really. Did they sell it to you for $800? Also, for that price, it's a really nice case. All that said, I'm pretty sure that one IS a veneer, I looked it over pretty carefully. Doesn't matter, though, it's a killer guitar! If I didn't have an 83 Korina V, it would have come home with me...
    The neck was significantly bowed back but after a week of fine adjustments and a humidity controlled environment, the neck is laser straight! I'm very glad you didn't buy it! I'm never selling this V (less $800 out the door).

    According to Cremer Guitarworks it's not a veneer, though you can think what you want. Maybe some are and some aren't but I'm beginning to believe the one I got is particularly special in overall spec. Admittedly I haven't played any other's but now that it's setup it's more than I could ask for. It's definitely on par with my '80 Lothson V. The Epiphone is a diamond in the rough and a sweet breath of fresh air in the world of new guitars. They sing beautifully together and after some minor tweaks and upgrades I'll likely be officially replacing Lothson with the Epiphone as my main V. Just remember, two V's are better than one!
    Last edited by ADP; 04-11-18 at 04:18 PM.
    2014 R8 VOS Sunburst - 2014 R8 Wildwood Benchmark - 2005 SG Special - 2001 R4-JB Oxblood - 1984 Explorer - 2018 Epiphone "Amos" Flying V - 2002 Epiphone Les Paul Classic Quilt Top - Victoria Prototype Sovereign - Victoria Prototype "All American Hero" - Vox Wah - Manlay Sound Superbender - Klon - Topanga - DD-3 - Echoplex

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    Re: New Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Amos Signature model?

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    Re: New Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Amos Signature model?

    What's better thant TWO Korina Vs?



    Two Korina Vs and a Korina Explorer!

    Congrats, I'm glad it's a good one! Oh and also congrats on a great price!

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    Re: New Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Amos Signature model?

    I got invited to play at a special "invitation only" jam with some great players last night.
    My buddy Jack Pearson was playing one of these. Sounded great!


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    Re: New Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Amos Signature model?

    What's the chances he picked up the one at Sam Ash that I scoped out earlier in the thread?

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    Re: New Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Amos Signature model?

    Quote Originally Posted by deytookerjaabs View Post
    What's the chances he picked up the one at Sam Ash that I scoped out earlier in the thread?
    I wouldn't doubt it at all! ha
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    Re: New Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Amos Signature model?

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    I got invited to play at a special "invitation only" jam with some great players last night.
    My buddy Jack Pearson was playing one of these. Sounded great!

    Looks great!

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    Re: New Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Amos Signature model?

    Here's an update on my sweet Korina Amos:
    I had to custom order an all-gold switch and jack from Switchcraft, they were a lot more difficult to find than I anticipated. I also added vintage spec shielded cloth cable and the CTS pots with gold pointers.


    The Seymour Duncan Amos pickups sound like any PAF copy I've had; true enough to what I would assume the real ones sound like. The bridge doesn't seem to have as much output as the stock pickup but it is very clear, bright, and articulate, overall a more musical tone. I installed DiMarzio brand pickup rings which required no additional drilling, however I needed longer screws. These pickup rings are taller and more vintage correct, I think they're the icing on the cake along with the gold pointers to making this guitar look as 1958 as possible. The knobs I ordered from reverb.com. I think they look pretty good.










    All that is left is to get a set of gold knurled washers for the bridge posts. I've decided the bridge is not the weak point, but the threaded shafts themselves. All Parts sells just the knurled washers alone so for $9 I can solidify the base of the shaft. By tightening one washer to the body (or pickguard on the other side) the threads will tighten in the plug. The other washer can then be used to adjust the bridge height. I believe this will make a noticeable difference in the end, just as the rest of these upgrades have put this guitar on par with all of my Custom Shop Les Paul's and vintage guitars.
    2014 R8 VOS Sunburst - 2014 R8 Wildwood Benchmark - 2005 SG Special - 2001 R4-JB Oxblood - 1984 Explorer - 2018 Epiphone "Amos" Flying V - 2002 Epiphone Les Paul Classic Quilt Top - Victoria Prototype Sovereign - Victoria Prototype "All American Hero" - Vox Wah - Manlay Sound Superbender - Klon - Topanga - DD-3 - Echoplex

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    Re: New Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Amos Signature model?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Womack View Post
    Took care of the low Epi frets, too.

    Bob
    man i hate them epiphone low frets !!!!

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    Re: New Joe Bonamassa Epiphone Amos Signature model?

    Well...

    I bought one.

    A Blemish, can't find it whatever it was!

    [IMG]IMG_2058 by robert ellwood, on Flickr[/IMG]

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