Epiphone introduces the Gary Clark Jr. ‘Black & Blu’ Casino
The Grammy award-winning rock, pop and blues artist designs a new limited edition signature model, based around his favourite guitar
piphone have kicked off 2015 by announcing the new exclusive signature model designed by Grammy award-winner Gary Clark – the limited edition Gary Clark Jr. ‘Blak & Blu’ Casino with trapeze tailpiece or Bigsby Vibrato. Gary Clark Jr. is an exciting performer with a unique style that fuses rock, pop, acoustic and electric blues, into a sound all his own. 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 limited edition ‘Blak & Blu’ Casino is a laminated maple, 5-ply (maple/birch) hollow-body archtop in a custom ‘Blak & 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 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!”
The Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. ‘Blak & Blu’ Casino will be available in spring 2015. The model with a trapeze tailpiece will come with a recommended retail price tag of $1,332, whereas the Bigsby vibrato version will retail at $1,415. For more details visit: www.epiphone.com