Gary Clark Jr. is one of the coolest and nicest dudes you’ll ever meet. I interviewed him a while back for an Australian Guitar cover story and he’s a huge Epiphone fan. He’s been playing a custom black and blue Casino for a little while, and now that guitar is the inspiration for his brand new Limited Edition Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu” Casino. It’s available with or without Bigsby and it has Gibson USA pickups. Here’s the press release.
Presenting the the Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu” Casino
Epiphone Announces New Signature Model for Spring 2015
Nashville, TN , January 5, 2015— To kick off 2015, Epiphone is proud to announce the new exclusive signature model designed by GRAMMYTM winner Gary Clark Jr., the Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu” Casino with trapeze tailpiece or Bigsby® Vibrato. The Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu” Casino will be available in spring 2015
Gary Clark Jr. is one of the most exciting performers of our generation with a totally original style that fuses rock, pop, acoustic and electric blues, and rhythm & blues into a sound all his own. In only a few years, Clark has become a living legend to both music fans and musicians. Whether he’s touring with his amazing band, sitting in with the Rolling Stones, or performing at the White House, Clark is never seen without his favorite guitar, an Epiphone Casino.
Clark’s new Signature Ltd. Ed. “Blak & Blu” Casino is a Laminated Maple, 5-ply (Maple/Birch) hollowbody archtop in a beautiful custom Blak and Blu Burst finish with Gibson USA P-90 pickups, the same pickups that have powered two generations of hits by Casino fans like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Oasis, and now Gary Clark Jr. The new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. “Blak & Blu” Casino is available with either a traditional trapeze tailpiece or a legendary Bigsby® Vibrato B70 Vibrato.
“I pretty much knew from day one that I needed a few things for my arsenal and the Epiphone Casino is the one guitar that always stood out,” said Clark. “Getting my first Casino changed my life. And my new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. “Blak & Blue” Casinos are amazing guitars. They’re a dream. I love ‘em!”
Look for the Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu” Casino this spring and visit Epiphone.com for details.
Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu” Casino / MSRP Trapeze: $1,332 MSRP W/Bigsby $1,415:
For over 140 years, Epiphone has been a leading innovator in musical instrument design. Epiphone is also home to the new PRO-1 Collection, designed by Pros to be the easy to play. Epiphone is also the official instrument of Rocksmith 2014, the critically acclaimed video experience that is teaching millions around the world how to play guitar and bass. From Epiphone’s humble beginnings in Sparta, Greece in 1873 through its rise to fame in Manhattan, and its reemergence as a dominant force in musical instruments from its new headquarters in Nashville, TN, Epiphone is still the premier name for professional affordable acoustic and electric instruments. Epiphone instruments can be heard on over a century of classic recordings by Les Paul, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Joe Pass, John Lee Hooker, The Who, and today’s top artists like Gary Clark Jr., Paul McCartney, Jack Casady, Joe Bonamassa, Dwight Yoakam, Tommy Thayer of KISS, Slash, FUN., Robb Flynn, Matt Heafy, Alabama Shakes, Vampire Weekend, and Brendon Small. As part of Gibson Brands, Epiphone offers innovation, history, and the guarantee that their instruments can last you a lifetime.