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Gibson Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar  

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Distinguished as one of the most savage players in all of rock, Zakk Wylde has made his mark on everything from the tours and recordings of Ozzy Osbourne, to his own Black Label Society, to a wide ran... Click To Read More About This Product

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Distinguished as one of the most savage players in all of rock, Zakk Wylde has made his mark on everything from the tours and recordings of Ozzy Osbourne, to his own Black Label Society, to a wide range of solo outings and collaborations. Throughout it all, his outlandish style has been every bit as distinctive as his searing solos and eviscerating tone”as witnessed once again on the Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul. High on personality and loaded with tone, this guitar from Gibson USA exhibits a playful new twist on Zakk' trademark œbullseye graphics, with a vertigo-inducing œtwisted bullseye that creates an optical illusion that' nearly as powerful as the music that you™ll make with it. The Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul features all the traditional tonewoods and craftsmanship that have made the Les Paul a legend, along with Zakk' preferred specs for optimum playability, and his choice of kicking EMG„¢ active humbucking pickups for unparalleled output and sustain.

To craft the body of the Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul, Gibson USA starts with the timeless pairing of a solid Grade-A maple top and a mahogany back, which work together to blend sonic depth, richness and clarity. The mahogany body uses traditional weight relief which retains resonance while reducing overall weight. A solid one-piece, quarter-sawn Grade-A maple neck is glued in with a traditional mortis & tenon joint, and carved to measure .818 at the 1st fret and .963 at the 12th. It is finished in natural satin for a comfortable, played-in feel, and topped with a Grade-A maple fingerboard with Zakk' preferred custom fret wire. In addition to the striking Vertigo graphic atop a natural finish, and the back' contrasting Ebony Black finish”all in genuine nitrocellulose lacquer”the Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul carries several Custom-style appointments such as 7-ply top binding, 5-ply back binding, multi-bound headstock with acrylic inlays. Furthermore, the back of the headstock displays a black Zakk silhouette decal, and the entire run will have a unique sequential serial numbering from œZWVTO 001 on up.

The Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul is powered by Zakk' choice of an EMG-85„¢ humbucker in the neck and an EMG-81„¢ humbucker in the bridge, partnered by independent volume and tone controls for each, and a three-way selector switch. These active humbuckers are the first choice of many thrash, shred and metal players, and they yield unparalleled output and sustain for utterly demolishing neck pickup tones and incendiery bridge tones, yet with impressive clarity and a frequency response unmatched by any other pickup available. It all stays locked and loaded in the hardware department with the classic pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, along with a set of high-quality Grover„¢ tuners with kidney buttons.



The swirling look was inspired by the graphics used on the poster for Alfred Hitchcock' classic movie, Vertigo. It was a guitar design that Zakk first imagined back in the ™80s.

Features
  • Mahogany body with Vertigo "Bullseye" Maple top
  • Mahogany neck with Zakk's rounded profile
  • EMG-85„¢ and EMG-81„¢ active humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
Specifications
    • Top: Maple
    • Back: Mahogany
    • Binding: 7-Ply White/Black on Top, 5-Ply White/Black on Back
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
    • Species: Maple
    • Profile: Rounded
    • Truss Rod: Traditional
    • Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
    • Neck Fit
    • Joint: Mortise & Tenon
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
    • Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"
    • Fingerboard
    • Species: Maple
    • Frets: 22
    • Radius: 12"
    • Scale Length: 24.75"
    • Binding: White
    • Inlays: Acrylic Block
    • Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.260
    • Nut
    • Material: Corian
    • Width: 1.695
    • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
    • Headstock
    • Inlay: Acrylic Split Diamond
    • Logo: Acrylic 'Gibson'
    • Back: Zakk Decal
    • Angle: 17 Degrees
    • Binding: Multi-ply
    • Truss Rod Cover Black/White Antique Bell
    • Model: Grover„¢ Kidney
    • Plating: Chrome
    • Tuning Ratio: 14:01
    • Type: Tune-O-Matic
    • Material: Zamak
    • Plating: Chrome
    • Type: Stop Bar
    • Material: Zamak
    • Plating: Chrome
    • Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
    • Pickup Mounting Rings: Black
    • Control Plate: Cover Black
    • Strings: .010 - .046
    • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
    • Neck Position: EMG-85„¢ (Alnico V)
    • Bridge Position: EMG-81„¢ (Ceramic)
    • Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
    • Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft with Black Plastic Tip
    • Output Jack: Traditional ¼"
    • Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Vertigo
    • Type: Gibson Hardshell
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GibsonZakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

best guitat

By ARMANDO DUARTE

from Wiesbaden Germany

Comments about Gibson Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

I've been playing for a few years. I've had several les pauls, esp and jacksons. by far this is the best guitar i had. sure is heavy. oh well i love it

 
5.0

Zakk and gibson got it right!!

By Mary Lombard

from Silver Spring, Maryland

Comments about Gibson Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

I tend to visit my local guitar center about twice a week and on a few occasions I was able to jam away on this beauty. It was by far the HEAVIEST guitar with the thickest neck that I have ever played, but to my suprise it felt just right. The maple neck and maple fret board were amazing. The neck didn't have a gloss finish, but was sanded and smoothed to perfection. Everytime I played it, it stated intune and sounded amazing. The EMG pickup had a great attack and presence to them, but I feel that they are just one trick ponnies. If they were changed with a great pair of passive pick ups, then the guitar could really sing and have a sound of its own. In the end, this guitar was one hell of a bezerker!!

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