Zakk Wylde Les Paul
Zakk Wylde Les Paul
If anyone deserves his own signature custom guitar, it’s Zakk Wylde.
The man backed Ozzy. He writes songs. He acts. His guitar riffs are known all over the world.
It was only a matter of time before he teamed up with Gibson to produce a replica of his famous black and white guitar.
The Zakk Wylde LP electric guitar is an awesome instrument, built exactly according to Wylde’s specifications.
The guitar comes already set up to produce the grinding and dirty sound that put Wylde way out there in the stratosphere.
There are very few guitarists that can claim the honor of being in the same category as the legendary Zakk Wylde.
The Wylde-man is in a class all by himself, but if it’s lonely at the top, you wouldn’t know it by listening to him play.
Anyone who has listened to “No More Tears” on repeat for a hundred miles on a lonely road trip (an really, who hasn’t?) knows that there is something about that guitarist that you won’t find anywhere else.
Wylde has plenty more claims to fame than just “No More Tears;” he backed Ozzy Osbourne through his most popular albums, and then went on to take Black Label Society (the heavy metal band he founded) to the top.
Everyone knows him by the wildly painted guitar he carries.
The Zakk Wylde Gibson is available with the same look as the original, with a black and white bull’s eye pattern that was actually a mistake on the part of the painter.The bulls eye was supposed to come back to Zakk as a spiral, but he liked the oops and kept it.
You can also buy a Zakk Wylde Les Paul with an orange buzz saw pattern if you want something a little different than the bull’s eye.
Both guitars have the same features, including gold-covered hardware, a rounded neck with an ebony fingerboard, and hum bucking pickups.
The maple top has a rough, raw look, and the three-piece maple neck is unfinished. The back of the guitar is made of mahogany.
Whether you are looking for the raw and dirty sound from those songs in the “No More Tears” category, or the driving power of the guitar riffs that Black Label Society is known for, you can get the right tone with the Zakk Wylde LP.
You don’t even have to work hard at it, since it’s already set up.
Wylde was picky when they created the signature instrument, but he’s more than earned that right.
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