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