Epiphone Announce Not One But Two Signature Models 31/01/05
A Pair of Wylde Things - Buzzsaw And Camo
Zakk Wylde is the scariest (and hairiest) guitarist ever to stalk the earth. His picking technique and bone-crunching distortion have become the hallmarks of his session work with Ozzy Osbourne, while his own Black Label Society continues to redefine the art of shred guitar. Attitude, strong lager and years of practice have all played their part in his unique tone - so have his Les Pauls.
Nailing the big man's sound may no longer be limited to the minted few with release of Epiphone's Zakk Wylde Camo LP Custom - Despite its competitive price tag, the Camo is a faithful version of Zakk's Gibson original. Under the camouflage maple top you'll find a mahogany body that offers warmth and sustain. Then you've got a set maple neck, lending a biting quality to the mix and providing an ultra-fast playing experience. The icing on this unholy cake, however, has to be the EMG-HZ4 active humbuckers - pickups that deliver the high output overdrive that has become Zakk's calling card, without the background hiss associated with singlecoils.
Pickups: EMG HZ4/HZ4A
Tuners: Grover Rotomatic
Nut Width: 1.68"
Neck Material: Maple
FB / Inlay: Maple/Blocks
Body Material: Mahogany
Bridge / Tailpiece: Tunomatic/Stopbar
Alongside the Camo model, Epiphone also has the Zakk Wylde Buzzsaw Les Paul Custom. Based on Zakk's guitar, the Epiphone Buzzsaw has a deep mahogany body to enhance its sustain, with a maple top that replicates the orange and black custom graphics with total authenticity. A hard maple neck is set deep into the Buzzsaw's body to provide superior stability, while a flush rosewood fingerboard should allow lightning-speed riffs, slides and bends. True to the blueprint, the Epiphone Buzzsaw also features twin EMG-HZ4 humbuckers for Wylde's high-output tone.