[easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B001UTXIW2″ locale=”us” height=”500″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31lMBx%2BdF6L.jpg” width=”208″]Epiphone has launched its latest signature guitar, the Zakk Wylde ZV Custom. It’s unique body shape combines what Epiphone calls “two of the most distinguishable guitar shapes” into one body by taking the top half of an SG and the bottom of a Flying V and sticking putting them together.
The company describes the guitar as having an “aggressive look like no other” with ‘extreme attitude” and I wouldn’t disagree.
Just like Epiphone’s Zakk Wylde Les Paul signature guitars, the body of the Zakk Wylde ZV Custom is carved from solid mahogany and has a glued-in hard maple neck. Epiphone says this “provides for deep, rich tone with added brightness and sustain that only comes with a set-neck guitar.”
There are two EMG-Z humbuckers, an HZ-4 at the bridge, and an HZ-4A at the neck. A LockTone tune-o-matic bridge locks the bridge on the posts to make changing strings easy, and the string-through body “ensures ultimate string to body vibrations.”
The neck has a SlimTaper profile and the headstock is quipped with black Grover machine heads. The final touch on the neck is the Les Paul Custom-style mother-of-pearl inlays on the fretboard. A pair of new Epiphone strap locks complete the look. The Epiphone Zakk Wylde ZV Custom is available in black and black and white “bullseye” finishes and comes with a specially designed fitted hard case with ZV-inspired artwork and a metal chain handle.
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