“It doesn’t say my name on it anywhere – that’s probably a good thing for some people…”: Joe Bonamassa’s latest Epiphone signature guitar recreates his ultra-rare 1963 Gibson SG Custom

Epiphone joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom signature guitar
(Image credit: Epiphone)

Following the success of his 1962 ES-335, Joe Bonamassa has once again teamed up with Epiphone for a new vintage-inspired signature guitar, this time opting to recreate a particularly special 1963 Gibson SG Custom.

“This is a really cool one. It’s based off of a guitar that was special-ordered in 1963,” explains Bonamassa. “As you can see, it’s a triple-pickup SG Custom.”

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.