Celebrating a Century of "Boogie Woogie" with new ProBucker™ Mini-Humbuckers

Epiphone proudly presents the Ltd. Ed. John Lee Hooker 100th Anniversary Zephyr Outfit honoring the 100th birthday of the "King of the Boogie Woogie," one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Featuring the classic Zephyr archtop design powered by new Epiphone ProBucker™ Mini-Humbucker humbuckers, Wilkinson® Deluxe machine heads, a Premium Vintage Styled Hard Case, and a leather strap.

Made with the cooperation of John Lee Hooker's family, the new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. John Lee Hooker 100th Anniversary Zephyr Outfit is a faithful replica of Hooker's rare 1961 Epiphone Zephyr that was his main instrument on tour and in the studio for over a decade. Hooker's original Zephyr was one of only 13 made in 1961 and only 45 Zephyrs were produced between 1959 and 1963. Now, 55 years later, what better way to reintroduce the Zephyr than to honor John Lee Hooker!

Boogie Chillen!: The Ltd. Ed. John Lee Hooker 100th Anniversary Zephyr Outfit features the original all-hollowbody design with a Maple top and body in an Antique Natural finish with single-ply Ivory binding and traditional unbound f-holes. The smooth Mahogany neck has a Hard Maple Center Stripe and is shaped with a Vintage "C" profile with a 24.75" scale length, a Pau Ferro fingerboard, 20 medium jumbo frets, a Delrin nut, and a Pearloid "Split Block" design like the original Zephyrs. The imitation Tortoise shell pickguard has a foil "E" just like vintage Zephyrs.

New Epiphone ProBucker™ Mini-Humbuckers: The Ltd. Ed. Zephyr is powered by newly designed Epiphone ProBucker™ Mini-Humbuckers, part of Epiphone's critically acclaimed ProBucker pickup series that strives to recreate Epiphone's classic pickups. Controls for each pickup's volume and tone are Gold "Top Hats" with Metal Inserts and Metal Pointers in addition to an Epiphone all-metal three-way pickup selector.

Rock Solid Hardware: The new Ltd. Ed. Zephyr Outfit comes with Epiphone's exceptional rock-solid hardware including a Pau Ferro floating bridge, Wilkinson® Deluxe machine heads with Ivory Buttons, a Vintage-style Trapeze tailpiece, and an Epiphone nickel rim-mounted output jack. The Zephyr Outfit also includes a Premium Vintage-style hard case, a leather strap, a Certificate of Authenticity, and a presentation binder.


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Limited Lifetime Warranty: Like all Epiphones, the Ltd. Ed. John Lee Hooker 100th Anniversary Zephyr Outfit comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 365/24/7 Customer Service. This limited edition won't last long. Visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer for details.

Ltd. Ed. John Lee Hooker 100th Anniversary Zephyr Outfit At A Glance

  • Modeled on the rare 60s original used by Hooker on his classic recordings
  • Newly designed Epiphone ProBucker™ Mini-Humbuckers
  • Wilkinson® Deluxe machine heads with Ivory Buttons
  • Premium Vintage Hard Case and leather strap

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Ltd. Ed. John Lee Hooker 100th Anniversary Zephyr Specifications:

Top Material: Laminated Maple
Body Material: Laminated Maple
Neck Material: Mahogany with Hard Maple Center Stripe
Neck Profile: Vintage "C"
Neck Joint: Glued-In
Headstock: Traditional Epiphone "Sloped Dovewing" with Vintage Metal Logo Badge
Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: "Bullet" Shaped, 1-Layer
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid "Split Block"
Neck Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker™ Mini-Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker™ Mini-Humbucker
Controls: 1-Neck Volume, 1-Bridge Volume, 1-Neck Tone, 1-Bridge Tone, 3-Way Pickup Selector
Knobs: Gold "Top Hats" with Metal Inserts, Metal Pointers
Binding: Fingerboard: 1-Ply, Body Top: 1-Ply, Body Back: 1-Ply
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 20, Medium-Jumbo
Bridge: Pau Ferro, Compensated Adjustable Height, Floating
Tailpiece: Vintage Trapeze
Nut Material: Delrin
Nut Width: 1.69"
Hardware: Nickel, 60% Shine
Machine Heads: Wilkinson™ Deluxe with Ivory Buttons
Pickguard: Imitation Tortoise with Foil "E"
Output Jack: Epiphone 1/4", Rim Mounted
Sound Hole Label: Vintage Rectangular Blue
Includes: Certificate of Authenticity, Presentation Binder, Premium Vintage Hard Case, Vintage Strap
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime