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Zakk Wylde Z1 Prototype Epiphone Prototype Acoustic

#1 User is offline   MichaelDH 

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:51 AM

So a few days go, this popped up in my local music shop. As I understand it, only 2 of these were made for Zakk Wylde but for whatever reason this model didn't go into production.

I found a listing on Ebay for this ones' twin. Part of the description includes...

"The guitar has stereo outputs so it can be played in mono or stereo. It has a Shadow Nanomag pickup at the neck and a Shadow Nanoflex pickup under the saddle. The Semi-hollow body has a spruce top and mahogany chambered body. It has a maple neck and ebony fret board with mother-of-pearl inlays. The bridge is rosewood, and the tuners are gold Grovers. It has a 25" scale and the nut width is 1 11/16".

The one I picked up has the original truss rod cover, which the Ebay listing didn't have.

It actually has a good amount of weight to it. The neck shape reminds me of a Tele.

Time to go enjoy...

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#2 User is offline   QuestionMark 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:41 AM

Quite cool and interesting!

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:26 PM

Thanks for posting those photos and telling us what you know about the instrument. Fascinating. Something like a new take on the Chet Atkins SST, I suppose. What kinds of tones can you get from it?

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 05:27 PM

View PostRed 333, on 01 April 2018 - 07:26 PM, said:

Thanks for posting those photos and telling us what you know about the instrument. Fascinating. Something like a new take on the Chet Atkins SST, I suppose. What kinds of tones can you get from it?

Red 333


Here's quick video I did through my IPhone, doesn't sound the greatest. Played through an Acoustisonic amp with a little reverb.

https://youtu.be/QEOieS3tKxk

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:15 PM

Thanks for that! I think it sounds good. You seem to able to get a variety of useful tones. Best of luck with it!

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:20 PM

Very nice. May I ask what you had to pay to bring this beauty home? Did it come with a case? And how did your dealer get a hold of it?

Thanks!
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#7 User is offline   MichaelDH 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:03 PM

Didn't come with a case, and I'm not sure what is available that it would fit into reasonably well. A local music store got it through MIRC. I've emailed Gibson to see if they have some info on it, waiting to hear from them yet.


View PostAoresteen, on 16 April 2018 - 01:20 PM, said:

Very nice. May I ask what you had to pay to bring this beauty home? Did it come with a case? And how did your dealer get a hold of it?

Thanks!


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2016 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plaintop
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2014 Germann Sunburst
2018 Gibson ES335 Bluesburst
Epiphone Zakk Wylde Z1 Acoustic - Prototype
Marshall VS102R Valvestate
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