During this time of year, many of our favorite Epi artists are laying low, planning albums, or trying to imagine what to do next. Not so with Joe Bonamassa, who keeps working and pushing forward. Mr. Bonamassa will be on tour throughout the south in February. Visit his website for details and while you're there, download a free 12 track album. Check out our interview on the occasion of Bonamassa's new Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa "Treasure" Firebird-I Outfit, the fourth signature model in Epiphone's long friendship with the most critically acclaimed guitarist of our generation.

The "Treasure" features the new 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! The "Treasure" Firebird-I comes in two color finishes, Polymist Gold and Tobacco Sunburst and includes a premium custom gigbag and a Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity signed by Joe.

"The guitar is called 'Treasure' as it's based on the '63 Firebird that was graciously gifted to me four years ago," Bonamassa told Epiphone.com. "We A/B'd the new Epiphone with my two original 63s. The Epi's play and sound better! Ugh... I just paid $12,000 for one!"