That’s interesting timing: Epiphone just released the Bonamassa “Amos” Flying-V and now Seymour Duncan’s Custom Shop comes straight after that announcement and shows a new pickup set called Amos. Perfect for those who want their Epiphone Amos to look and sound even more authentic.
Amos Arthur was a shop owner in the US many decades ago and many years ago they ordered and sold a series Gibson Flying-Vs in 1958, today called the Amos Flying titled electric guitar. One of these 91 models eventually found its way to Joe Bonamassa, who had it rebuilt by Epiphone.
Seymour Duncan’s Custom Shop has now taken on the subject and recreated the specific pickups. These are “PAF-Style” humbuckers with an unusual magnet: Alnico-6. The strong magnet makes the sound warm, clear and powerful, according to the manufacturer. The resistance is 7.5 k ohms at the neck and 8.3 k ohms at the bridge.
There are also options for nickel or gold covers aged like the originals loaded in Joe’s guitar. If you prefer black or zebra caps, you will pay 20 USD less. So if you want to indulge in the Epiphone Amos and have even more authentic sound (and visuals), you can certainly drop a set of these pickups in.
Price + availability
As usual, the custom pickups from Seymour Duncan are not very cheap, especially considering they are “only” PAFs: $ 375. Only something for real fans.