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Gibson Announces Zakk Wylde "Inspired By" ZV Buzzsaw

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Nashville, TN (September 9, 2008) -- From his early work with Ozzy Osbourne and his seminal playing with Black Label Society, to his distinctive solo outings, Zakk Wylde has distinguished himself as a distinctive lead player in rock. Now the Gibson Custom Shop has released a new Inspired By model, the new Zakk Wylde ZV Buzzsaw, available now in a limited run of only 50 guitars.

Appearing like some rebel offspring of two previous Gibson body shapes — the Gibson SG and the Gibson Flying V — the Zakk Wylde ZV Buzzsaw includes dual EMG 81 & 85 active humbucking pickups in the bridge and neck positions, dual Volume controls and a master Tone, and a Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge and V tailpiece with through-body.


  •  Solid mahogany body
  • Ebony finish with orange buzzsaw motif, ebony back finish
  • Body dimensions of 19" (wide) x 24 1/2" (long) x 1 5/8" (thick)
  • V-shaped tail plate with Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge
  • 24 3/4" scale three-piece maple neck with rounded profile and plain oiled finish
  • Single-bound ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays and 22 Jumbo frets
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • Black Grover kidney button tuners
  • Two Volume controls, single Tone, three-way switch
  • Pure nickel-wound Gibson Vintage Reissue .010 strings
“Everything on this guitar is exactly as Zakk wanted it,” said Michael McGuire, Operations Manager of Gibson Custom, “including the pickup selector switch on the upper-rear point of the body. This guitar is something a little different for Gibson, but it’s a lot of fun!”

For more information, visit Zakk''s Buzzsaw
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