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Epiphone unveils Johnny A Custom archtop guitar

Epiphone has released details on the Ltd Ed Johnny A Custom Outfit, an affordable version of the blues guitarist's double-cutaway Gibson Custom archtop.

Packing a Sunset Glow-finished flame maple top on mahogany body, the Johnny A features Gibson '57 Classic wax-potted humbuckers with Alnico II magnets, an ebony fingerboard and Bigsby B70 vibrato.

There's no word on RRP yet, but we'd wager around £600, including hardcase, when the model lands in June - see Epiphone (opens in new tab) for more details.

Judging by the quality of the instruments coming out of Epiphone Custom in recent years, we have no doubt this will be a winner, and a place in our round-up of the best electric guitars under £1,000/$1,300 is likely indeed...

Michael Astley-Brown
Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).

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