The new Zakk Wylde ZV Custom combines two of the most distinguishable guitar shapes into one. With it's double-cutaway "SG" top-half allowing for complete fingerboard access and it's radical "Flying-V" bottom-half for extreme attitude, the ZV Custom has an aggressive look like no other. As with Zakk's signature Les Pauls, the body is carved from solid Mahogany and fitted with a glued-in hard Maple neck. The combination provides for deep, rich tone with added brightness and sustain that only comes with a set-neck guitar.
To compliment these tone woods and provide the kind of high-output necessary for Zakk's style, the ZV Custom is equipped with a set of EMG-HZ humbuckers including HZ-4 pickup in the bridge position and a HZ-4A pickup in the neck position. Controlling the two pickups are a Bridge Pickup Volume, a Neck Pickup Volume and a Master Tone with 3-way pickup selector. This combination allows for almost infinite tonal variations. Adding to the sustain of the instrument, the ZV Custom uses Epiphone's new pate mt-applied-for LockTone tune-o-matic that "locks" the bridge on the posts and makes string changes a breeze while a string-thru body design ensures ultimate string to body vibrations.
Zakk has always preferred a natural. satin-finish neck and the ZV Custom is no exception. With it's SlimTaper neck profile, it's as smooth and as fast as Zakk himself. Both the neck and the Grover equipped six-on-a-side headstock are bound to crete a smooth and finished appearance while "LP custom" mother-of-pearl inlays adorn the headstock and the 12" radius Rosewood fingerboard. Epiphone's new StrapLocks are standard equipment making sure that this beast stays on it's leash - even under the most extreme stage situations. To add the final touch to this one-of-a-kind axe, a custom- designed, fitted hard case with ZV-inspired artwork and metal chain handle round out the package.