Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Vertigo from Gibson

The Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Vertigo is a Gibson US made guitar that mirrors its name sake - "high on personality and loaded with tone".

Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Vertigo

This guitar features a cool 3D twist to Zakk's trademark "bullseye" design - a vertigo-inducing twisted bulls eye that creates a 3D optical illusion.

The Les Paul Custom Vertigo carries the same traditional tonewoods and craftsmanship expected from Gibson Les Pauls - only differing in certain specs as preferred by Zakk himself along with his choice of EMG active humbucking pickups for powerful output and sustain.

At the core of this guitar is the basic formula of pairing a solid Grade A maple top with a mahogany back - creating the tonal characteristics that Les Pauls are recognized for. It has traditional weight relief for convenience and improved resonance.

A quarter-sawn, solid one-piece Grade A maple neck is glued in with a traditional mortis & tenon joint. The neck is carved at .818" at the first fret and 0.963" at the 12th. It features a maple fretboard finished in natural satin and equipped with Zakk's preferred custom fret wire.

Zakk preferred to put an EMG-85 humbucker in the neck and an EMG-81 humbucker in the bridge controlled by a three way selector switch and independent volume and tone knobs.

Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Vertigo

The vertigo graphic is contrasted by an ebony black finish on the back - which are all done in nitrocellulose lacquer. It has a Tune-o-matic bridge, soapbar tailpiece and Grover kidnet tuners (14:1). Other customizations include a multi-bound headstock with acrylic inlays, 7-ply top binding and 5-ply back binding. Finally the back of the headstock feature a black Zakk silhouette decal and the guitars will run with a sequential serial numbering "ZWVTO 001" on up.

The Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom is currently priced at $3,799. For the complete detailed specs, you can visit Gibson.

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