The new Zakk Wylde ZV Custom combines two of the most distinguishable
guitar shapes into one. With it's double-cutaway "SG" top-half allowing for
complete fingerboard access and it's radical "Flying-V" bottom-half for extreme
attitude, the ZV Custom has an aggressive look like no other. As with Zakk's
signature Les Pauls, the body is carved from solid Mahogany and fitted with a
glued-in hard Maple neck. The combination provides for deep, rich tone with
added brightness and sustain that only comes with a set-neck guitar.
To compliment these tone woods and provide the kind of high-output
necessary for Zakk's style, the ZV Custom is equipped with a set of EMG-HZ
humbuckers including HZ-4 pickup in the bridge position and a HZ-4A
pickup in the neck position. Controlling the two pickups are a Bridge Pickup
Volume, a Neck Pickup Volume and a Master Tone with 3-way pickup
selector. This combination allows for almost infinite tonal variations.
Adding to the sustain of the instrument, the ZV Custom uses Epiphone's
new pate mt-applied-for LockTone tune-o-matic that "locks" the bridge on the
posts and makes string changes a breeze while a string-thru body design
ensures ultimate string to body vibrations.
Zakk has always preferred a natural. satin-finish neck and the ZV Custom
is no exception. With it's SlimTaper neck profile, it's as smooth and as fast
as Zakk himself. Both the neck and the Grover equipped six-on-a-side headstock
are bound to crete a smooth and finished appearance while "LP custom"
mother-of-pearl inlays adorn the headstock and the 12" radius Rosewood
fingerboard. Epiphone's new StrapLocks are standard equipment making
sure that this beast stays on it's leash - even under the most extreme
stage situations. To add the final touch to this one-of-a-kind axe, a custom-
designed, fitted hard case with ZV-inspired artwork and metal chain handle
round out the package.
Contact your authorized Epiphone Dealer to find out more about the new
Zakk Wylde ZV Custom Electric Guitar.
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