This Zakk Wylde guitar takes the raw, unrefined power of Gibson's classic BFG and matches it with the look of Zakk Wylde's personal and treasured Les Paul Standards. From his early work with Ozzy Osbo... Click To Read More About This Product
This Zakk Wylde guitar takes the raw, unrefined power of Gibson's classic BFG and matches it with the look of Zakk Wylde's personal and treasured Les Paul Standards. From his early work with Ozzy Osbourne, to his seminal playing with Black Label Society, to his distinctive solo outings, Zakk Wylde has distinguished himself as an incredibly fierce lead player. Gibson once again honors Wylde in creating an electric guitar that features his trademark bullseye graphics, EMG humbucking pickups and raw, unfinished neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays, and a rounded '50s profile.
The Gibson Les Paul BFG Zakk Wilde Signature Guitar is not an ordinary Les Paul ” including the rough mill surface and texture of the body and neck. All of the guitar's hardware is finished in chrome, including its Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. The pickups are exactly the same as the ones in Wylde's original guitar: an EMG85 in the neck position, and an EMG-81 in the bridge position. The EMG-85 has more measurable output, but its frequency response and string interface are different, yielding a warmer and more natural tone and delivering balanced and uniform string response. The wide aperture of the coils produces a beefier low end and fatter top end, with loads of output that doesn't get muddy. The EMG-81 is its perfect compliment, working best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume and producing a razor sharp attack with incredible sustain for brilliant soloing.
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I own a Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus and my guitar came with a hard case and it cost a fortune. I never tried this guitar. To my surprise, why is the Gibson company supplying a gig bag for such an expensive guitar. The Zakk Wylde BFG electric guitar deserves to be in a hard case for many years of musical enjoyment. If anybody wants to buy this guitar so they can play heavy metal, alternative or even plain old rock and roll, make sure that you buy the hard case from SKB, Roadrunner or even Gator. The Guitar Center company should complain about the gig bag because electric guitars could easily get damage. I treat my guitars like there were diamonds. So, Peace out.
Before I really begin, I need to get something straight. I DO NOT like EMG pickups. But being the fair reviewer that I am, I will review the guitar as a whole. This guitar, just like any other signature model, is a true testamate to Gibson's strive towards perfection of the axe. This axe has a sick paintjob that, really, only Zakk Wylde can pull off. But setting that issue aside, it is truly a quality paintjob. This quality is reflected with the materials used to build this guitar. As with any Les, you can play a note, go make a sandwich, come back, and it still would be ringing out. If you want a les made for the metal guitarist inside of you, this is THE guitar to own.