Epiphone unearths Zakk Wylde's Graveyard Disciple guitar
20th Aug 2009 | 08:11
Perfect for Halloween gigs
PRESS RELEASE: As the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and founding leader of Black Label Society, Zakk Wylde has torched many a stage. And like Zakk, his new limited-edition Epiphone Graveyard Disciple will also make a big impression.
Designed by Wylde in cooperation with Epiphone, the new Graveyard Disciple combines killer sound with equally killer looks. Shaped like a coffin, the edges of the body are tapered and 'pin-striped' in silver, giving it a striking visual appearance and depth while providing for a comfortable feel. Pick one up on stage and you will raise the dead!
(Editor's note: You can catch a glimpse of Wylde playing the Graveyard Disciple in the YouTube video below. As it's a fan-shot clip, Zakk doesn't appear until 1:46 in.)
Dying to be played
While looks are important, the new Graveyard Disciple doesn't compromise in the performance department. As with most all Zakk's guitars, the neck is made of hard maple for bright attack and glued into a solid mahogany body adding a touch of warmth and, of course, sustain.
The neck features a 'D' profile, SlimTaper neck with a smooth, satin finish for fast and effortless lead work. Top it off with a bound, ebony fingerboard and medium-jumbo frets with easy access to all 22 frets and you've got a real performance guitar that's dying to be played.
Features include an original Floyd Rose tremolo and two EMG pickups (an EMG HZ-4A in the bridge and a EMG HZ-4 in the neck).
Added features include a multi-bound headstock with mother-of-pearl 'cross' inlay, black hardware with premium 16:1 ratio Grover(tm) machine heads, mother-of-pearl topped metal knobs, Epiphone's non-rotating output jack and Zakk's signature silhouette on the back of the headstock.
With a guitar like this, you need to carry it in style and so it comes with a custom-made Coffin(tm) case featuring the Graveyard Disciple artwork. And for this limited-edition model, you also get a Certificate of Authenticity.
The suggested price for the Ephiphone Zakk Wylde Graveyard Disciple is $1,499.00US.
For more information, visit the Epiphone website.
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