Epiphone is proud to expand its partnership with world-famous blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa with the launch of the Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom. The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom is now available worldwide in limited quantities at authorized Epiphone dealers, and on https://www.epiphone.com.
Heralded by Guitar World as “arguably the world’s biggest blues guitarist,” Joe Bonamassa is also a world-class guitar collector. One of his prized acquisitions is a 1963 Gibson SG Custom with some unusual features, including a unique smoothly contoured neck heel joint and a Dark Wine Red finish to honor the original guitar’s Dark Cherry Red color, which was a rarity for that model and year. It features the same smooth neck joint contour, a Maestro Vibrola, classic SG Custom cosmetics, gold-plated hardware, and three powerful Epiphone ProBucker pickups. As a result, the new Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom faithfully recreates the magic of this unique guitar. The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom arrives with a Custom Hardshell case with a goldenrod plush interior and Epiphone and Joe Bonamassa exterior graphics, and a certificate of authenticity. This Epiphone 1963 SG Custom is a passionate testament to Bonamassa’s unwavering commitment to the blues and its profound influence on his music.
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Above: the Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom comes with a certificate of authenticity and a plush Custom hard shell case.
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Above: the Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom.
Above: the stunning gold-plated Maestro Vibrola on the Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom.
This partnership with Epiphone celebrates the timeless synergy between the brand and Joe’s musical trajectory. In honor of the 20-year anniversary of the release of his best-selling album ‘Blues Deluxe’, Bonamassa will release ‘Blues Deluxe Vol. 2’ on October 6th via J&R Adventures pre-order HERE. The album breathes fresh life into the classics that defined his blues journey – from Bobby “Blue” Bland and Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green to Albert King — while also introducing two new originals, including the latest hit single “Hope You Realize It (Goodbye Again)“, an upbeat song with a Tower of Power treatment that Joe co-wrote with Tom Hambridge.
Bonamassa has continuously pushed the boundaries of the blues genre, recently culminating in a one-night-only performance at the Hollywood Bowl on August 9th, recorded for his next live concert film. After finishing up the summer with two special performances featuring Styx and Don Felder, the hardest working bluesman in show business will begin his U.S. Fall Tour on October 23rd at The Cannon Center in Memphis, TN, before crisscrossing the country and capping the year at the guitar-shaped Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL on December 2nd. As we look further ahead, Bonamassa’s 2024 spring tour boasts performances at historic venues, culminating with ‘Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea IX’. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Bonamassa is one of the most celebrated performing musicians today. A three-time GRAMMY-nominee, Bonamassa earned his 26th #1 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart, with his most recent live concert film and album, the sprawling and extensive Tales Of Time.
Following is the tracklisting for Blues Deluxe Vol. 2 by Joe Bonamassa:
1) Twenty-Four Hour Blues (originally performed by Bobby “Blue” Bland)
2) It’s Hard But It’s Fair (originally performed by Bobby Parker)
3) Well, I Done Got Over It (originally performed by Guitar Slim)
4) I Want to Shout About It (originally performed by Ronnie Earle & The Broadcasters)
5) Win-O (originally performed by Pee Wee Crayton)
6) Hope You Realize It (Goodbye Again) *written by Joe Bonamassa & Tom Hambridge
7) Lazy Poker Blues (originally performed by Fleetwood Mac)
8) You Sure Drive a Hard Bargain (originally performed by Albert King)
9) The Truth Hurts Feat Kirk Fletcher and Josh Smith (originally performed by Kenny Neal)
10) Is It Safe To Go Home *written by Josh Smith