Zappa will be using the guitar on tour this year.
Nashville, TN (October 30, 2012) -- According to Dweezil Zappa, Gibson is working on a new signature guitar for his father, Frank. Zappa posted photos and details of the instrument to theguitarvaults.com, saying that it is a prototype of the Gibson Frank Zappa SG. Here's what he had to say about the guitar:
This is a prototype Frank Zappa SG built to my specifications by Gibson. I will be using it on my European and US tours in the Fall and Winter of 2012. Hopefully, fans will be able to get to own one of these in the near future.
It is an exact replica of Frank's Roxy era guitar which started its life as an SG Special with P90s and no trem. Frank tweaked it a lot in the early 70s and it morphed into this by '74.
It later ended up with a mirror pick guard over the whole body and some advanced electronics. I decided to have it reproduced to match Roxy/Apostrophe era since this is how the guitar looked and functioned at that time.
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