Like Zakk, this new limited-edition Epiphone Graveyard Disciple will also light up a stage.
If you saw the Epiphone Zakk Wylde Graveyard Disciple Electric Guitar played by Zakk on the Peddle to the Metal tour, then you've already had a glimpse of this monster on stage. Designed by Zakk in cooperation with Epiphone, the Graveyard Disciple guitar combines killer sound with equally killer looks. Shaped like a coffin, the edges of the body are tapered and pinstriped in silver giving the guitar striking visual appearance and depth while providing for comfortable playing feel.
There's no question that Zakk Wylde is a one-of-a-kind performer and guitarist. As the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and founding leader of Black Label Society, Zakk has torched many a stage with his unique style and performances. Winner of multiple Most Valuable Guitarist awards in the metal genre, Zakk combines pure speed shredding with the use of pinch harmonics and chickin' pickin' to create a wall of sound that's second to none.
Dying to be Played: While looks are important, the Epiphone Graveyard Disciple guitar doesn't compromise in the performance department either. As with most of Zakk's guitars, the neck is made of hard maple for bright attack and glued into a solid mahogany body adding a touch of warm and, of course, sustain. The "D" profile, Slim Taper neck has a smooth, satin finish for fast and effortless lead work. Topped off with a bound ebony fingerboard and medium-jumbo frets with easy access to all 22 frets, you've got a real performance guitar that's dying to be played.
EMG Pickups and Floyd Rose Tremolo: Perfectly paired for hard rock and metal, the Graveyard Disciple guitar is equipped with a original Floyd Rose Original tremolo with EMG HZ pickups. The tremolo cavity allows for serious dive bombing as well as pull-ups. The EMG HZ-4A pickup in the bridge position is optimized for lead performance while the EMG HZ-4 pickup is specifically voiced for neck position. Designed to emulate the sound of their active counterparts (the EMG 81 and 85), these HZs are probably the quietest passive pickups available. And unlike active pickups, you never have to worry about these babies showing up dead.
Attention to Detail: Other features on the new Graveyard Disciple guitar include a multi-bound headstock with mother-of-pearl "cross" inlay, black hardware with premium 16:1 ratio Grover machine heads, mother-of-pearl topped metal knobs, Epiphone's non-rotating output jack and Zakk's signature silhouette on the back of the headstock. For added comfort and convenience while playing in the seated position, the guitar features the brilliantly designed and patented Steinberger LegRest. Fold it down and rest it on your leg. Fold it up and it practically disappears.
Premium Add-Ons: With a guitar like this, you need to carry it in style and so Epiphone graces it with a custom-made Coffin case emblazoned with Graveyard Disciple artwork. And for this limited edition guitar, you also get an Epiphone Certificate of Authenticity.
It may look dead but it will last a lifetime! As with every Epiphone guitar, the Graveyard Disciple is accompanied by their Limited Lifetime warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service. Plug in a Graveyard Disciple and wake the dead today!