Joe Bonamassa’s 1958 Flying V Set

If you want to replicate the elusive tone of Joe Bonamassa’s 1958 Korina Flying V, this set of humbuckers will get you there. The Joe Bonamassa Amos Pickup Set will infuse your playing with PAF-like warmth and clarity, along with unusually robust output courtesy of its brawny Alnico VI magnets. Wound on the same machine as Gibson’s prized ’50s and ’60s humbuckers, these pickups are an exact match for the ones in Joe’s Flying V, right down to the period-correct butyrate bobbins and maple spacers. On top of that, each pickup has been hand-signed by the famous bluesman himself, along with Seymour W. Duncan.

Amos — a Flying V with a colorful history

Built in 1958, Joe Bonamassa’s Korina Flying V was one of 98 produced by Gibson in the ’50s. Even before it came into Joe’s possession, this legendary instrument had been showcased in books, magazines, and more. Remember Nigel Tufnel’s Flying V in the film This is Spinal Tap? That was Joe’s axe. Joe bought the guitar from Arthur’s Music Store in Indianapolis just in time for his 2015 Three Kings Tour and christened it “Amos” after Amos Arthur, the founder of the store. Joe’s ’58 Flying V is renowned for its unusually powerful pickups. But despite their abnormally strong magnetism, these humbuckers retain all their warmth and clarity. The Joe Bonamassa Amos Pickup Set replicates this hard-to-achieve sound.

Seymour Duncan Joe Bonamassa Amos Pickup Set Features:

  • Re-creation of the humbuckers in Joe Bonamassa’s 1958 Korina Flying V
  • Alnico VI magnets provide unusually robust output
  • Deliver PAF-like warmth and clarity
  • Period-correct butyrate bobbins and maple spacers
  • Each pickup has been hand-signed by Joe Bonamassa and Seymour W. Duncan

Tech Specs

  • Type:Humbucker
  • Active/Passive:Passive
  • Magnet Material:Alnico VI
  • Position:Bridge, Neck
  • Number of Conductors:1 wire plus shield
  • DC Resistance:8.3K (bridge), 7.5K (neck)
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Covering:Black, Uncovered
  • Manufacturer Part Number:11828-65



SKU 11828-65
Barcode # 800315041787
Brand Seymour Duncan
Unit Of Measure ea

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