Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa "Treasure" Firebird-I Electric Guitar
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The latest Signature model from one of today’s most accomplished blues/rock guitarists!Epiphone proudly presents the new Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa "Treasure" Firebird-I Outfit, the fourth signature model from one of today’s most accomplished blues/rock guitarists. Featuring the ProBucker FB720, a one-of-a-kind faithful recreation of the original early 60s Firebird pickup. Plus Kluson’s superb re-issue of the original Firebird/Banjo style tuners!
A “Treasured” Vintage Firebird Reborn: The new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa "Treasure" Firebird-I Outfit was closely modeled after Joe’s original 1963 Firebird. Joe worked closely with Epiphone’s legendary luthiers in Nashville, Tennessee to recreate his rare single pickup Firebird that was made in the first year of the guitar’s production at the Epiphone & Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa "Treasure" Firebird-I Outfit features a Mahogany body with a 9-piece Laminated Mahogany/Walnut neck with a period-correct early 1960s Rounded “C” profile measured after Joe’s original. Epiphone improved on the vintage neck design by including a dual action adjustable truss rod. The Firebird was the first electric guitar to feature “thru-neck” construction along with the iconic Reverse Firebird™ body shape. The neck has a Rosewood fingerboard with a 14” radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, classic “Dot” inlays, and a 24.75” scale length. The “Treasure” Firebird-I comes in two color finishes, a classic Tobacco Sunburst and Polymist Gold exclusive to Joe’s Signature Firebird. The historic-styled white and black-layered pickguard has the classic "Firebird" logo. A premium custom gigbag is included.
The "Treasure" Firebird-I is powered by the new ProBucker™ FB720 pickup, reconstructed at Epiphone to the original specifications of Gibson Firebird pickups from the mid 60s. The ProBucker FB720 has two Alnico II bar magnets used as blades in coils along with a steel reflector plate to achieve the classic Firebird tone of the 60s. The ProBucker FB720 provides a clean, brighter output with incredible touch sensitivity and a warm low end compared to mini humbuckers, which are used in most Firebird reissues. Controls include Master Volume and Master Tone with Gold “Top Hat” knobs with metal inserts and pointers.
The “Treasure” Firebird-I features all-metal hardware including an Adjustable Wrap-around "Lightning Bar bridge and tailpiece and Epiphone’s Heavy-Duty 1/4" output jack. Plus, the “Treasure” comes with Kluson® Reissue Firebird/Banjo Tuners with a 12:1 ratio (14.6:1 winding rate), the best and most accurate reissue of the original Firebird tuners from the early 60s. The Kluson® Reissue Firebird/Banjo Tuners are mounted on a beveled Original FirebirdTM Headstock with a black truss rod cover with the Epiphone logo in gold.
The “Treasure” Firebird-I includes a premium custom gigbag and a Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity signed by Joe Bonamassa.
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