Above: George Thorogood rocks out at Sam Ash in Hollywood to celebrate the release of his new
Epiphone Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit.
Credit all photos: Jim Donnelly for Epiphone/Gibson.
GEORGE THOROGOOD and his band, George Thorogood & The Destroyers have sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. The group is currently in the midst of their North American tour the “Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock” for all tour dates and tickets, visit: https://www.georgethorogood.com. In celebration of the release the legendary blues rocker’s Epiphone Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit, THOROGOOD stopped by Sam Ash in Hollywood for an intimate interview writer Clay Marshall (Los Angeles Times, Ultimate Classic Rock, Classic Rock) and an impromptu performance for a group of rabid fans.
Just before the Sam Ash event, THOROGOOD sat down with CNN to discuss is musical history. Watch the GEORGE THOROGOOD story on CNN, HERE.
Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments, proudly presents the Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit, the premier signature guitar by blues legend GEORGE THOROGOOD. Featuring a vintage-inspired ES-125 hollowbody archtop in a Bone White finish with removable “Cobra” sticker, new ProBuckerTM P-90 single-coil pickups, a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity, Custom Hard Case with “snake-skin” handle, and WilkinsonTM Deluxe Tuners. The ES-125 thin-line hollowbody was first introduced in 1956 as a student guitar, but in George Thorogood’s hands, his rare, late 50s two-pickup ES-125 was transformed into one of the most iconic instruments in American music. Watch GEORGE THOROGOOD demo his new “White Fang” ES-125TDC, Here.
The Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit is a full hollowbody archtop made in collaboration with GEORGE and Epiphone’s luthiers in Nashville. The “White Fang” features a Bone White finish and a removable “Cobra” sticker that is an exact replica of the decal on GEORGE’s personal customized ES-125. The “White Fang” is powered by new Epiphone P-90 PRO™ single coil pickups, which recreate the tone of the first generation of P-90s invented by Gibson legend Seth Lover. The “White Fang” includes a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity and Custom Hard Case with “snake-skin” handle.
Look for the “White Fang” at Authorized Epiphone Dealers this summer and visit George’s official website for tour details.
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About George Thorogood & the Destroyers:
For the past 45 years, it’s been very good to be George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Since 1975, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. They broke records with their 50 Dates/50 States tour, delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on SNL, and became mainstays of radio, MTV and stages worldwide for more than two generations. Through it all, they’ve remained one of the most consistent–and consistently passionate–progenitors of blues-based rock in pop culture history. For Thorogood and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – the power to rock audiences has been both battle cry and creed since forming in 1974. And in 2019, their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock will prove why like never before. For more information, visit: https://www.georgethorogood.com.
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