Epiphone Bonamassa ES-355 Limited (Sold Out!) Edition –
This is basically brand-new & still has stickers on the pickups! Comes with the original Bonamassa hard case that still has protective plastic on the handle.
This guitar seems to have been damaged at the factory and it was sold to me as B-stock. I am a (now retired) professional guitar tech and I repaired the neck/fretboard crack using Titebond II glue.
That repair was done a year and a half ago and has remained stable. The guitar has been strung and tuned ever since and holds tuning as it should. I would consider the repair as permanent, though I am not great at paint/refinishing and the repair is a bit visible (see photos in gallery).
The guitar has been played occasionally over the months with a total play time I would estimate at under five hours. it truly sounds and plays awesome – but is a bit on the heavy side.
|Body Material||3-Ply; Maple/Poplar/Maple|
|Top Material||3-Ply; Maple/Poplar/Maple|
|Headstock||Epiphone “Sloped Dovewing”|
|Headstock Inlay||“Epiphone” logo in Pearloid|
|“Split Diamond” in Pearloid|
|Back of Headstock||“Joe Bonamassa” signature in Gold silkprint|
|“2018” Limited Edition logo in Gold silkprint|
|Truss Rod Cover||2-Layer (Black/White) with “BONAMASSA” in White Silkprint|
|Binding||Body Top = 7-Layer (Pure White/B/PW/B/PW/B/PW/B)|
|Body Back = 5-Layer (Pure White/B/PW/B/PW)|
|Neck = 1-Layer (Pure White)|
|“F” hole – None (paint edges Ebony)|
|Headstock = 5-Layer (Pure White/B/PW/B/PW)|
|Neck Shape||D-Profile; SlimTaper™|
|Neck Joint||Glued-In, Set Neck|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Pearloid “Blocks”|
|Machine Heads||Grover® Rotomatic; 18:1 ratio|
|Neck Pickup||Epiphone ProBucker-2; Gold Covered|
|Bridge Pickup||Epiphone ProBucker-3; Gold Covered|
|Mallory 150 Capacitors (.022uF)|
|Knobs||Black “Top Hat” knobs with metal pointers|
|Pickup Selector||Switchcraft® 3-Way Pickup Selector with Amber Toggle Cap|
|Bridge||ABR-1 LockTone™ Tune-o-matic|
|Tailpiece||Bigsby™ B70 Vibrato|
|Tailpiece Upgrade||Vibramate® String Spoiler|
|Pickguard:||Tortoise Material; 5-Layer Binding (Pure White/B/PW/B/PW)|
|Includes||Custom Hard Case|