Epiphone will be well represented at this summer's Newport Folk Festival with Signature artist Gary Clark Jr. as well as Epi fans Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, the Dap Kings with Jon Batiste, and Courtney Barnett. Visit the website for details and read our classic interview with Mr. Clarke about his now-legendary Blak & Blu Casino featuring Gibson USA P-90 pickups, a laminated Maple body, and an ABR™ Tune-o-matic bridge.

"I pretty much knew from day one that I needed a few things for my arsenal," Clark told Epiphone. "The Epiphone Casino is the one that always stood out…I didn't put anything extra on it. I like things as-is, you know? Whatever it is right off-the-shelf. The paint job to me was everything. I could have painted it myself but I went, the professional route and let the guys who made it do the painting (laughs). Everything is pretty much as it would be. To be honest, I loved the original prototype. Maybe I need to step out of the studio and see what's going on."