News

Gibson Launch New Zakk Wylde Signature Vertigo Les Paul

Gibson has introduced an impressive new take on the classic Zakk Wylde 'Bullseye' Les Paul with their new 'Vertigo' model released today.

Distinguished as one of the most savage players in all of rock, Zakk Wylde has made his mark on everything from the tours and recordings of Ozzy Osbourne, to his own Black Label Society, to a wide range of solo outings and collaborations. Throughout it all, his outlandish style has been every bit as distinctive as his searing solos and eviscerating tone-as witnessed once again on the Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul. High on personality and loaded with tone, this new guitar from Gibson USA exhibits a playful new twist on Zakk's trademark "bullseye" graphics, with a vertigo-inducing "twisted bullseye" that creates an optical illusion that's nearly as powerful as the music that you'll make with it. The Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul features all the traditional tonewoods and craftsmanship that have made the Les Paul a legend, along with Zakk's preferred specs for optimum playability, and his choice of kicking EMG™ active humbucking pickups for unparalleled output and sustain.

To craft the body of the Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul, Gibson USA starts with the timeless pairing of a solid Grade-A maple top and a mahogany back, which work together to blend sonic depth, richness and clarity. The mahogany body uses traditional weight relief which retains resonance while reducing overall weight. A solid one-piece, quarter-sawn Grade-A maple neck is glued in with a traditional mortis & tenon joint, and carved to measure .818" at the 1st fret and .963" at the 12th. It is finished in natural satin for a comfortable, played-in feel, and topped with a Grade-A maple fingerboard with Zakk's preferred custom fret wire. In addition to the striking Vertigo graphic atop a natural finish, and the back's contrasting Ebony Black finish-all in genuine nitrocellulose lacquer-the Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul carries several Custom-style appointments such as 7-ply top binding, 5-ply back binding, multi-bound headstock with acrylic inlays. Furthermore, the back of the headstock displays a black Zakk silhouette decal, and the entire run will have a unique sequential serial numbering from "ZWVTO 001" on up.

The Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul is powered by Zakk's choice of an EMG-85™ humbucker in the neck and an EMG-81™ humbucker in the bridge, partnered by independent volume and tone controls for each, and a three-way selector switch. These active humbuckers are the first choice of many thrash, shred and metal players, and they yield unparalleled output and sustain for utterly demolishing neck pickup tones and incendiery bridge tones, yet with impressive clarity and a frequency response unmatched by any other pickup available. It all stays locked and loaded in the hardware department with the classic pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, along with a set of high-quality Grover™ tuners with kidney buttons.

Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior, and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.

Features

* Mahogany body with Vertigo "Bullseye" Maple top
* Mahogany neck with Zakk's rounded profile
* EMG-85™ and EMG-81™ active humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
* Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
* Grover™ kidney tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio
* Pricing and availability: $3,799
For more information, go to  this location.

 

 

 

 

Comments

Related News

Epiphone Introduce the Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom Artisan

Epiphone Introduce the Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom Artisan

(PRESS RELEASE): Epiphone is proud to announce the new Ltd. Ed. Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom Artisan electric guitar,...

Read Article
Gibson introduces the redesigned RD Artist Model

Gibson introduces the redesigned RD Artist Model

As part of the legendary guitar brand's 120th Anniversary, Gibson has introduced a redesigned RD artists model heavily influenced by...

Read Article
Gibson Unveil New Anniversary Model, the Les Paul Traditional Flame

Gibson Unveil New Anniversary Model, the Les Paul Traditional Flame

The latest anniversary model unveiled as part of Gibson's 120th anniversary celebrations is the Les Paul Traditional Flame Top. Combining...

Read Article
Two Classic Designs in One; the ES-Les Paul

Two Classic Designs in One; the ES-Les Paul

Gibson brings together two iconic models to create the ES-Les Paul, the Gibson Les Paul combined with a Gibson ES-335 in...

Read Article
Gibson Unveil Limited Edition Explorer 120 Anniversary Model

Gibson Unveil Limited Edition Explorer 120 Anniversary Model

Gibson celebrates 120 years with '50s-inspired limited edition Explorer. Built using Grade-A mahogany for the body and featuring a 1-piece...

Read Article
Gibson Celebrate 120th Anniversary with SG Standard 120

Gibson Celebrate 120th Anniversary with SG Standard 120

In celebration of its 120th Anniversary, Gibson USA is rolling out a series of Limited Run guitars, all of which...

Read Article
Gibson Memphis Unveil ES-Les Paul Model

Gibson Memphis Unveil ES-Les Paul Model

The solidbody Les Paul Standard and semi-acoustic ES-335 are the two most influential electric guitars ever to hit their respective...

Read Article
Guitar Center Announces Jimmy Page "Number Two" Gibson Les Paul Charity Auctions

Guitar Center Announces Jimmy Page Number Two Gibson Les Paul Charity Auctions

Guitar Center announces plans for its first-ever online charity auction, of which two custom Jimmy Page Number Two...

Read Article
Gibson Brands Unveil Gibson Custom's Tribute to Southern Rock 1959 Les Paul

Gibson Brands Unveil Gibson Custom's Tribute to Southern Rock 1959 Les Paul

Gibson  Custom pays homage to an influential genre of music whilst supporting a very worthy cause at the same time....

Read Article
Rich Robinson ES-335 Continuing Evolution of an Archtop Legend

Rich Robinson ES-335 Continuing Evolution of an Archtop Legend

As guitarist and founding member of the Black Crowes, Rich Robinson has earned nearly as solid a reputation for his...

Read Article
Gibson Brands Announces 'Inspiration Insurance'

Gibson Brands Announces 'Inspiration Insurance'

Gibson Brands launches the first-of-its-kind Memory Cable, which ensures musicians and songwriters never miss a brilliant creative moment again. With...

Read Article
Gibson Announce Debut of Woody Guthrie London House Model Southern Jumbo

Gibson Announce Debut of Woody Guthrie London House Model Southern Jumbo

Gibson Brands, Inc. has announced the debut of the 2014 Woody Guthrie London House Model Southern Jumbo, honouring the music...

Read Article
Gibson Brands Sponsor the Institute GuitarScholarship

Gibson Brands Sponsor the Institute GuitarScholarship

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance has announced that Gibson Brands will be sponsoring two of eight scholarships available for...

Read Article
Gibson Reintroduce 'The Dutchburst'

Gibson Reintroduce 'The Dutchburst'

Gibson Custom first debuted its Collector’s Choice guitar #18, a stunning reproduction of the original 1960 Les Paul #0-1167 or...

Read Article
Gibson Reveal the Custom Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop

Gibson Reveal the Custom Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop

Gibson Reveal the Custom Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop - Gibson and ZZ Top veteran Billy F Gibbons join forces to...

Read Article
Gibson Releases the Les Paul Recording

Gibson Releases the Les Paul Recording

Gibson Releases the Les Paul Recording - A major part of Les Paul’s original vision for the solidbody electric guitar...

Read Article
AweSome Musical Instruments Releases Les Paul Upgrade

AweSome Musical Instruments Releases Les Paul Upgrade

AweSome Musical Instruments Releases Les Paul Upgrade - AweSome Musical Instruments has released an upgrade for Les Paul style guitars...

Read Article
Gibson Introduce Brendon Small Snow Falcon V

Gibson Introduce Brendon Small Snow Falcon V

Gibson Introduce Brendon Small Snow Falcon V - Even if the hardest-rocking mayhem merchants in the world of metal might...

Read Article
Gibson USA Goes with Cleartone Strings

Gibson USA Goes with Cleartone Strings

Gibson USA Goes with Cleartone Strings - Gibson USA electric guitars now come with factory-installed Cleartone strings. This move reunites...

Read Article
Gibson Releases 1961 Les Paul Tribute Model

Gibson Releases 1961 Les Paul Tribute Model

Gibson Releases 1961 Les Paul Tribute Model - In 1961, Gibson took a quantum leap forward in style and design...

Read Article
Gibson Introduce the Zakk Wylde Moderne of Doom

Gibson Introduce the Zakk Wylde Moderne of Doom

Gibson Introduce the Zakk Wylde Moderne of Doom - From his own band Black Label Society, to tours and recordings...

Read Article
Slash Signature Vermillion Les Paul

Slash Signature Vermillion Les Paul

Slash Signature Vermillion Les Paul - With his monster riffs, unquestioned talent, and pure-rock attitude, Slash emerged in 1987 with...

Read Article
Gibson Announces Rusty Anderson Signature ES-335

Gibson Announces Rusty Anderson Signature ES-335

Gibson Announces Rusty Anderson Signature ES-335 - As if working as Paul McCartney’s touring lead guitarist since 2001 wasn’t enough,...

Read Article
Gibson Reissue 90s-Era M-III

Gibson Reissue 90s-Era M-III

Gibson Reissue 90s-Era M-III - When Gibson introduced the M-III in 1991 it totally embodied the shred guitar,...

Read Article
Black Label Society’s ‘Unblackened' Streaming

Black Label Society’s ‘Unblackened' Streaming

Black Label Society’s ‘Unblackened' Streaming - Prior to its release date, due Sept. 24, Black Label Society’s much anticipated live...

Read Article
Gibson Announces "Captain" Kirk Douglas SG Guitar

Gibson Announces Captain Kirk Douglas SG Guitar

Gibson Announces Captain Kirk Douglas SG Guitar - As the guitarist with The Roots, the beloved house band...

Read Article
Gibson Introduce Luther Dickinson ES-335 and Elliot Easton "Tikibird" Models

Gibson Introduce Luther Dickinson ES-335 and Elliot Easton Tikibird Models

Gibson Introduce Luther Dickinson ES-335 and Elliot Easton Tikibird Models - (press release) Gibson's recently announced Signature models...

Read Article
Gibson Release New Slash Signature Rosso Corsa Les Paul

Gibson Release New Slash Signature Rosso Corsa Les Paul

Slash Signature Rosso Corsa Les Paul  After saving big rock riffs from the electronic mainstream with Guns N' Roses, and...

Read Article
Scorpions Man and Gibson Unveil Rudolf Schenker Flying V

Scorpions Man and Gibson Unveil Rudolf Schenker Flying V

Scorpions Man and Gibson Unveil Rudolf Schenker Flying V - Gibson has unveiled the Rudolf Schenker Flying V,...

Read Article
Gary Moore Les Paul Standard

Gary Moore Les Paul Standard

Gary Moore Les Paul Standard - From his scorching playing with Skid Row and Thin Lizzy to his...

Read Article
Gibson Unveil 20th Anniversary 1965 Firebird VII Reissue

Gibson Unveil 20th Anniversary 1965 Firebird VII Reissue

Gibson Unveil 20th Anniversary 1965 Firebird VII Reissue - A 20th Anniversary 1965 Firebird VII Reissue has been...

Read Article
Gibson Unveils Sully Erna Les Paul Studio

Gibson Unveils Sully Erna Les Paul Studio

Gibson Unveils Sully Erna Les Paul Studio - Gibson Guitars introduces the Sully Erna Les Paul Studio, a...

Read Article
Gibson Announces 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass

Gibson Announces 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass

Gibson Announces 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass - As the fierce four-string partner to the Firebird guitar line introduced...

Read Article
Gibson Unveils 20th Anniversary Nighthawk Standard

Gibson Unveils 20th Anniversary Nighthawk Standard

Gibson Unveils 20th Anniversary Nighthawk Standard - A modern classic comes of age as Gibson celebrate two decades...

Read Article
Gibson Announces 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty

Gibson Announces 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty

Gibson Announces 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty - To kick off a very limited edition...

Read Article
Gibson Announce Limited Run of Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul Signature Guitars

Gibson Announce Limited Run of Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul Signature Guitars

Gibson Announce Limited Run of Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul Signature Guitars - Joe Walsh is a rare...

Read Article
Gibson Unveils Frank Zappa Roxy SG

Gibson Unveils Frank Zappa Roxy SG

Gibson Unveils Frank Zappa Roxy SG - Frank Zappa has long been hailed as one of the most...

Read Article
MUSIKMESSE: Gibson unveil Bill Kelliher Golden Axe Explorer

MUSIKMESSE: Gibson unveil Bill Kelliher Golden Axe Explorer

Gibson unveil Bill Kelliher Golden Axe Explorer - When your tone's as massive as that of Mastodon's Bill...

Read Article
Gibson Name Their Top Ten Riffs of The '80s

Gibson Name Their Top Ten Riffs of The '80s

Gibson Name Their Top Ten Riffs of The '80s - Gibson Guitars have listed their top 10...

Read Article
Gibson Adds '59 Les Paul To Collector's Choice Series

Gibson Adds '59 Les Paul To Collector's Choice Series

Gibson Custom has announced the release of Collector's Choice #6 1959 Les Paul #9-1918. This rare and highly prized...

Read Article
Tony Iommi Named Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarist by Gibson

Tony Iommi Named Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarist by Gibson

Tony Iommi Named Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarist by Gibson - Black Sabbath axeman, Tony Iommi has been...

Read Article
Gibson Announces The Les Paul Traditional 12-String

Gibson Announces The Les Paul Traditional 12-String

Gibson has a long and glorious history of crafting top-notch electric 12-string guitars, from the elegant ES-335-12 of 1965,...

Read Article
Gibson Releases 1959 Les Paul Factory Burst

Gibson Releases 1959 Les Paul Factory Burst

After recently announcing its 60th Anniversary Limited Goldtop Les Paul, based on the 1952 original model, Gibson has now...

Read Article
Summer NAMM 2012: Gibson Grace Potter Signature Flying V

Summer NAMM 2012: Gibson Grace Potter Signature Flying V

Along with her band the Nocturnals, Grace Potter channels the best of late '60s and early '70s rock into...

Read Article
Gibson J-200 M Trophy 75th Anniversary

Gibson J-200 M Trophy 75th Anniversary

The latest installment of Gibson Acoustic's Five Star Series celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the legendary King of...

Read Article
The Gibson Guitars of B.B. King

The Gibson Guitars of B.B. King

Gibson.com has posted a history of B.B. King's guitars with pictures, stories and videos. It's a nice insight into...

Read Article
Amazing New 3D-Printed Guitars From New Zealand

Amazing New 3D-Printed Guitars From New Zealand

 A brand new range of intricately designed guitars have been released by a company called ODD from New Zealand. The company run by design engineer Olaf...

Read Article
Joe Walsh Releases Video Tutorial Series In Conjunction With Gibson Guitars

Joe Walsh Releases Video Tutorial Series In Conjunction With Gibson Guitars

Legendary The Eagles guitarist, Joe Walsh, released his new solo album Analog Man earlier this month, and...

Read Article
Gibson Acoustic Releases a New Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo Special Edition

Gibson Acoustic Releases a New Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo Special Edition

Gibson Acoustic and Sheryl Crow announce their second collaboration with the release of the Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo Special...

Read Article
Gibson Launch Ace Frehley 'Budokan' Les Paul Custom

Gibson Launch Ace Frehley 'Budokan' Les Paul Custom

The Ace Frehley Les Paul was one of a number of new axes unveiled at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2012...

Read Article
Alice Cooper Band Members Talk About Their Dual-SG Sound

Alice Cooper Band Members Talk About Their Dual-SG Sound

For a period of the early 70's, there was no band in America as big as Alice Cooper. Despite...

Read Article