The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 semi-hollow electric guitar is a tribute to a legendary guitarist and one of his cherished instruments. In 1996, Bonamassa purchased a red 1962 Gibson ES-335 and used it on his first solo album, A New Day Yesterday. In 2001, he sold the guitar to help fund his move to L.A, but as the 20th anniversary of Bonamassa’s first record approached, a strange twist of fate and an unexpected phone call resulted in him being reunited with his old friend—that same red ES-335 that propelled him through his first solo effort and launched him into a new life on the West Coast.

The Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 features a 5-ply layered maple body and a one-piece mahogany neck with an Indian laurel fingerboard and comfortable rounded C-shaped profile. Gibson Burstbucker 2 and 3 pickups are wired to CTS potentiometers and Mallory capacitors, with a Switchcraft pickup selector and output jack, and a Maestro vibrola. Additional appointments include small block inlays, Epiphone Deluxe tuners and nickel hardware.

The Joe Bonamassa ES-335 semi-hollow electric guitar ships with a custom hardshell case featuring Epiphone and Joe Bonamassa graphics, and a certificate of authenticity.
  • 5-ply layered maple body
  • 1-piece mahogany neck in a rounded C-shaped profile
  • Indian laurel fingerboard with 22 frets and small block inlays
  • Gibson Burstbucker 2 at the neck and Burstbucker 3 at the bridge
  • Body type: Double cutaway
  • Top wood: 5-ply layered maple
  • Body wood: 5-ply layered maple
  • Neck shape: Rounded C
  • Neck wood: 1-piece mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Material: Indian laurel
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Small blocks
  • Nut width/material: 1.69" (43 mm) Graph Tech
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary humbucker
  • Control layout: Volume 1, Volume 2, Tone 1, Tone 2
  • Special electronics: CTS potentiometers; Mallory capacitors
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Epiphone LockTone Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Maestro vibrola
  • Tuning machines: Epiphone Deluxe with double-ring buttons
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Orientation: Right-handed

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