Featuring a 1-piece mahogany neck and 1-piece mahogany body, the GZMF500 Metal Front brings warm and solid tone through 2 DiMarzio pickups. Schaller tuners and solid Duralumin bridge and tailpiece pro... Click To Read More About This Product
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Featuring a 1-piece mahogany neck and 1-piece mahogany body, the GZMF500 Metal Front brings warm and solid tone through 2 DiMarzio pickups. Schaller tuners and solid Duralumin bridge and tailpiece provide consistent intonation and tonal clarity. A 3-way pickup selector switch and 2 tone and volume knobs give you plenty of variations to find just the right sound for every song.
The GZMF500 Metal Front is manufactured under license by Greco ” Japan's pre-eminent quality guitar builders. With more than 40 years of experience in designing and building high quality guitars, the small team at Greco is proud to be making this prestigious instrument. The results are of uncompromising excellence. By choosing the finest materials, by using only top-quality electronic and innovative guitar building, a new generation of Zemaitis guitar has been created. Best of all, the legend and quality of handcrafted Zemaitis guitars is now available at a very affordable price. One of Tony's most beautiful designs and creations. This wonderfully decorative instrument gives you that special feel and look of a 'Superior' Zemaitis.
Bridge / Tailpiece
The bridge and tailpiece were designed by Tony Zemaitis for perfect intonation, ultimate sustain and tonality. Made of Duralumin and with the Zemaitis name beautifully engraved to match all of the metalwork.
Featuring DiMarzio DP103 pickups, which have a 'brushed-chrome' finish. The pickup mount rings are also made of Duralumin to complement the bridge.
Zemaitis Method Set-in Neck
The neck joint is a critical part of a top-quality guitar. Tony Zemaitis only ever used glued-in joints. He experimented with various types of set-in neck joints with the aim of achieving the best possible results and designed a special technique where the neck was set further into the body than mainstream construction methods. The Zemaitis neck joint enables the neck and body to have more surface area in contact. This increases the durability of the whole guitar as well as enhancing string vibration, tone and sustain.
Neck / Scale
25" scale with a 3-piece Honduran mahogany construction as used by Tony Zemaitis for strength and stability. It has an ebony fingerboard with binding, precision frets and the perfect shaped neck for playability - all undertaken by experienced craftsman in the Zemaitis custom shop.
25" scale with a 3-piece Honduras mahogany construction as used by Tony Zemaitis for strength and stability.
The finish is another key quality of the instrument. Tony had a special hand-finishing technique involving multiple coats of hand-applied lacquer and rubbing-down by hand in-between each coat.
This process takes 4-5 times longer than a typical 'spray finished' factory-guitar but it gives you the wonderful look and feel of a hand-built vintage guitar. Zemaitis continues this art of hand-finishing at a small custom shop where master craftsmen hand-polish each individual guitar.
Hand-polishing gives the guitar a silky touch which is unlike anything else - when played. Tony also chose this method because you get a very strong but thin coating. This enables the natural acoustic qualities of the wood to come through - so you get a better sound too!
Zemaitis Quality Custom Shop
The highly experienced team of luthiers and technicians at the Zemaitis Custom Shop are proud to be reproducing the original high level of quality, sound and playability of Zemaitis.
They don't compromise on the cost of materials or time needed to get it right - they just want to give you the best guitars in the world.
Body: Solid Duralumin top, 1-Piece Mahogany
Body Shape: Single cutaway, Leaf Scroll engraving
Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany
Frets: 22 Frets
Tuners: Schaller M6
Pickups: DiMarzio PAF x 2
Controls: 3 Way Selector Switch, 2 Volume, 2 Tone
Bridge: GZ-BR (Zemaitis Original Solid Duralumin)
Tailpiece: GZ-TP3 (Zemaitis Original Solid Duralumin) Body: 3-Piece Honduran Mahogany with Flame Maple top
Body Shape: Mono Cut
Neck: 3-Piece Honduras Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony 12-1/32" (=305mm)
Inlay: Pearl dot inlays with directional diamonds and 11th, 12th and 13th fret.
Frets: 24 Frets
Tuners: Schaller M6
Pickups: DiMarzio Custom PAF (DP103) x 2
Controls: 3 Way Toggle Switch, 2 Volume, 2 Tone
Bridge: Hand-crafted solid duralumin
Tailpiece: Hand-crafted solid duralumin