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Wylde Audio Barbarian Electric Guitar Hellfire Buzzsaw

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With scorching riffs and remarkable stage presence, Zakk Wylde has earned his reputation as heavy metal's premier lead guitarist. It's perhaps no surprise that he's now going from making great music t... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

With scorching riffs and remarkable stage presence, Zakk Wylde has earned his reputation as heavy metal's premier lead guitarist. It's perhaps no surprise that he's now going from making great music to making great guitars at the head of his own company. The Wylde Audio Barbarian electric guitar is part of the first wave of models to come from this new company.

With nordic spirit this double cutaway is ready to seize the stage. The Barbarian offers the player one of Zakk's most elegant designs featuring a solid mahogany body, quilted maple top, and a set 3-piece maple neck. The ebony fretboard has a 24.6 in. scale and 14 in. radius with 22 jumbo frets, just the way Zakk likes it.

From Ozzy Osbourne, Pride and Glory, and now Black Label Society, Zakk has always used EMG active pickups and you'll find a pair onboard in the time-tested combination of EMG 85/81 that has helped define Zakk's sound. Black satin hardware includes Grover tuners and locking tune-o-matic bridge. Case sold separately.

Details about the EMGs onboard
Although the EMG-85 pickup has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet-loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low end and a fatter top end. Because of a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup because it has loads of output but isn't muddy. It's a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge. 

The midrange has great definition and doesn't get foggy or muddy in the rhythm position. The EMG-85 works best if you like the natural distortion that comes from overdriving the front end of your amp. Under any condition, the humbucker responds accurately to your technique. 

The EMG-81 pickup is a high-output pickup designed especially for the lead guitarist. The 81 is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume. Whether you're playing power rock 'n' roll, or overdriving your amp, there's a razor sharp attack, and incredible sustain for brilliant soloing. If you're looking for exceptional qualities in a rock pickup, the EMG-81 is the one. 

Distortion during lead passages is consistent, sustain is long and the breakup fades smoothly. The ceramic magnet in combination with wide aperture steel poles lend a quick attack but the tone stays nice and fat at the same time. Perfect if you're the only guitarist in the band, and need to switch from rhythm to lead and still keep the band moving. Another great thing about the EMG-81 humbucker is it's quiet. If you're playing at really high gain the last thing you need is noise.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Quilted Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Zakk C
  • Neck wood: 3-piece Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.6 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 14 in.
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl large blocks
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: EMG 85
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: EMG 81
  • Brand: EMG
  • Active or passive pickups: Active 
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: TonePros LPM04
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatic
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body shape
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: South Korea
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Wylde AudioBarbarian Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Amazing. Simply amazing

By Hattin G

from Memphis

Comments about Wylde Audio Barbarian Electric Guitar:

Fantastic build quality. I would rank it as good as my two Gibsons. The weight is about the same as my les paul studio. Great bite from the pickups. Smooth ebony board. The tuners and hardware are top notch in my book. Bought it for the look but kept it for the performance and sound.

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5.0

Zakk does it again with the barbarian

By Diamond Jim

from South Elgin Illinois

Comments about Wylde Audio Barbarian Electric Guitar:

Picked up this fiddle play ability is awesome sounds incredible definitely Zakk Wylde Quality guitar great deal I would say buy it it's screams heavy metal. Rock on and enjoy

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(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Zakk Barbarian

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Comments about Wylde Audio Barbarian Electric Guitar:

Fast shipping, cool looking guitar, quality made.

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