Longtime Epi Signature Artist Joe Bonamassa has announced a summer tour of the U.S. that will kick off at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on July 22 and will then go on to Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, New Jersey, and the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. Visit Joe’s website for full tour details and don’t miss his new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa ES-355 Outfit now available at selected Authorized Epiphone Dealers.

Joe’s Epiphone ES-355 is based on the semi-hollowbody archtop first made for him by the Gibson Custom shop and features a classic ES-355 semi-hollowbody archtop profile with an Ebony finish, gold hardware, ProBuckerTM humbuckers, Mallory Capacitors, a Bigsby™ B70 Vibrato and Vibramate® String Spoiler, a Custom Hard Case, and a Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity. Also, be sure to check out Joe's new album Redemption as well as Sweet Release by Double Trouble keyboard legend Reese Wynans, both on Joe's label. Sweet Release features Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, Vince Gill, Jimmy Hall, and many more. Visit Joe's website to learn more and read our classic interview about the trials and tribulations of buying vintage gear.

"They're all 1,000 percent different," said Bonamassa about vintage Epiphones and Gibsons. "Which is no surprise as they were a hand-built guitar. And they're not all great. You can get a 335 that will take the head off a 'Burst. They're not all the "Holy Grail." They all vary in neck shape and size. There's no definitive parameter on any of them. They really are hand-built guitars. No two are the same."