GIBSON ZAKK WYLDE SIGNATURE LES PAUL

  • Gibson Zakk Wylde Signature Les Paul electric guitar

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1999

Gibson introduced the  ZAKK WYLDE SIGNATURE LES PAUL in 1999, as part of the Custom Shop Artist Signature Series. This model is based on Wylde's 1981 Alpine white Les Paul Custom, which was sprayed with black circles in a bull's eye pattern. The story behind that paint job is that after Wylde replaced Jake E. Lee in Ozzy Osbourne's band, he was inspired by the spiral pattern in a TV trailer for Hitchcock's Vertigo film.

The Zakk Wylde signature model has a carved maple top and solid mahogany back with multi-ply black and white binding(both top and back). Some versions (circa 2004) have a camoflague bull's-eye pattern, or a natural rough top. The three-piece maple neck has a slick unfinished back with rounded profile. The 22-fret Richlite fingerboard has pearl block inlays as well as multi-ply binding. Hardware is finished in gold. Pickups are an EMG85 in the neck position, and an EMG81 in the bridge position. Each Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom came with a Gibson Custom hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Source: The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated Story of the Guitar that Changed Rock. Dave Hunter (2014). MBI Press.

Specifications (24)

Controls

Number of control knobs4 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelEMG 81 pickup(s), EMG 85 pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

General

Finish colorsblack finish, white finish
Graphicscamo finish, stripe graphics
Made inUSA
Bindingmulti-ply binding, neck binding
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Body

Body back materialmahogany body back
Body shape featurescarved top
Body styleLes Paul-style body
Body top materialmaple body top

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorgold hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialphenolic fingerboard

Neck

Neck material3 piece maple
Neck profileround neck profile
Number of frets22 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (1)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2001€8880newJoern

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