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Epiphone Limited Edition Johnny A. Custom Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Outfit Sunset Glow 5-ply Black Pickguard

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Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Johnny A. Custom Outfit, the premier signature archtop by renowned guitarist, singer, and bandleader Johnny A. Featuri...Click To Read More About This Product

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A classy signature model that has all the right stuff.

Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Johnny A. Custom Outfit, the premier signature archtop by renowned guitarist, singer, and bandleader Johnny A. Featuring Johnny A's custom double-cutaway hollowbody design in a Sunset Glow gloss finish, plus Gibson' 57 Classic humbuckers, ebony fretboard, Bigsby B70 Vibrato and hardshell case.

Johnny A., Living Legend
For over two decades, Johnny A. has cultivated a reputation as one of rock n’ roll’s supreme guitarists and bandleaders. And his custom hollowbody archtop, which features a sharp double cutaway along with its unique sound hole design, has made Johnny A. one of the most easily recognized players working today. Now, Epiphone presents Johnny A.’s first custom signature archtop for the “House of Stathopoulo” in a beautiful Sunset Glow gloss finish.

Flame Maple Top and Ebony Fretboard
The Ltd. Ed. Johnny A. Custom Outfit features a thin-line style hollowbody design made from mahogany with a beautiful flame maple top finished in Sunset Glow. The Johnny A. Custom is easily recognized by its double cutaway and features modern non-script “f-holes” with a matching black pickguard. The body of the Johnny A. has 5-layer white and black (pure white/black) on the top and 3-play binding on the back. The mahogany neck has a Custom “C” profile with 3-ply pure white and black binding. The ebony fretboard includes Johnny’s unique pearloid inlay and has a 12 in. radius with 22 medium frets and 1.69 in. nut. The bound headstock has an Epiphone logo in pearloid along with a custom "Johnny A." in pearloid.

Bigsby B70 Vibrato and Solid Epiphone Hardware
The Johnny A. Custom features Epiphone’s legendary rock solid hardware including an ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and a classic Bigsby B70 Vibrato along with gold nickel hardware, an Epiphone Heavy-Duty 1/4 in. all-metal jack plate, gold pickup covers, and Epiphone "Deluxe" machine heads with a 18:1 ratio. A hardshell case is included.

Gibson '57 Classic Humbuckers
The Ltd. Ed. Johnny A. Custom Outfit is powered by Gibson '57 Classic Humbuckers, which are based on Gibson’s legendary hand-wound “Les Paul Standard” humbuckers from the late '50s. Today, those rare pickups are recognized by collectors by the black “Patent Applied For” sticker on the back, applied at the factory.

Today’s Gibson '57 Classic humbuckers are made with the same Alnico II magnets as the originals (plus a reproduction of the “Patent Applied For” sticker) and are wax potted to keep down noise and feedback at high-volume. Gibson '57s also include vintage style enamel-coated wire, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers, and 2-conductor braided wiring for a complete vintage experience without the vintage price tag. Controls for the Johnny A. are standard Volume and Tone pots for each pickup with Gold "top hat" knobs with metal pointers.

  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Flamed Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Custom rounded
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: '57 Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: '57 Classic
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B70
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe with tulip
  • Color: Gold 
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics, Signature model
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Signed certificate of authenticity
  • Country of origin: China

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johnny a

By picker

from indiana


  • Solid Electronics


  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Johnny A. Custom Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Outfit:

just received the johnny a far as looks, it's nice.. but the frets edges are sharp..need to be filed.. plus some of them are to high..a lot of buzz...and the finish has some glue or something in a few places...not worth the money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Far and away . . . ..

By Old Man Jammer

from Rockville, IN

About Me Experienced


  • Downright pur-dee to look at!
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Johnny A. Custom Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Outfit:

    .. . the BEST Epiphone I have ever played!! GREAT tone from the Gibson '57 PUs and just a stunning finish on this instrument. I would recommend to anyone/everyone looking for an electric 6-string that offers performance and appearance (I've lost count of the number of compliments on the guitar; not so much on my level of performance).

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