Sunday, April 27, 2014

(Used-Original) Epiphone Zakk Wylde Bullseye Les Paul Electric Guitar



(Used-Original) Epiphone Zakk Wylde Bullseye Les Paul Electric Guitar

This solid-body electric is the brainchild of Ozzy/Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde, who has dominated the rock and metal scene for years with his “Alvin Lee on crack” Precision soloing style. His Les Paul is very traditional, with some stylistic touches that make it his own. The mahogany body has the familiar Les Paul shape with an arched top and seven-layer binding top and bottom. You’ll either love the bullseye paint job or you’ll hate it, and this guitar makes no apologies about it’s looks.

It was 2005 Bullseye model, made in good old China, with a very fast and smooth unfinished maple neck. Similar to a Strats, and this is what brought my attention to the guitar.

Product Description

The Epiphone Zakk Wylde Signature Les Paul Custom is custom-designed by Zakk Wylde, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and front man of the Black Label Society and arguably the most influential guitar hero of our time. Zakk’s mind-bending neck speed is closer to your grasp thanks to this model’s satin-finish, SlimTaper, set, Hard Maple Neck on Mahogany body with Zakk’s distinctive “Bullseye” pattern set on an Antique Ivory finish. His punishing tone is at your fingertips with screaming EMG-HZ4 and EMG-HZ4A humbuckers. More brutal tone and sustain are at your command with Epiphone LockTone™ locking Tune-o-matic bridge and Stop-bar tailpiece. The fast fingerboard has the iconic “block” inlays, as well as the “split-diamond” Abalone headstock inlay. Also living up to the original style, is the vintage original tone voiced by a pair of high-output Alnico Classic Humbuckers.



Suits me down to the ground, I play metal, tuned down to B a lot, and also a lot of blues. The EMG’s have a warm tone in the bridge and a very sharp and striking lead tone in the neck. Full rich sound with no buzz at all. They are EMG’s after all. Very easy to do pinch harmonics, which lets face it, it why most people buy this guitar anyway. I couldn’t believe how much crunch it had. Zakk wanted a maple-neck because he wanted to increase the brilliance of tone, he made it. Well, the passive pickups are not the best (because of that I’ve put in the EMG81, EMG85′s) but they’re quite powerfull. The passive pickups are the passive version of the active EMG81 which has a very aggresive tone. I liked the passive ones but I wanted the active ones. It fits perfectly for pinched harmonics (if you know Zakk). Because of the body mass on this guitar, they give amazing sweet sustains.


Body Material mahogany
Top Material mahogany
Neck Hard maple SlimTaper™ “C” Profile, Satin Finish
Neck Joint Glued-in, set
Dimensions 24.75” scale
Nut width 1.68”
Fingerboard rosewood with pearloid Trapezoidal inlays
Fingerboard radius 12”
Neck Pickup Zakk Wylde EMG-Hz
Bridge Pickup Zakk Wylde EMG-Hz
Controls 1-Neck Volume, 1-Neck Tone, 1-Bridge Volume, 1-Bridge Tone
Pickup Selector 3-way Toggle Switch, Epiphone All-Metal
Power No
Binding Fingerboard and body 1 ply, cream
Bridge Locktone Tune-o-matic™/Stopbar
Hardware Gold
Machine Heads Grover® 16:1
Color Antique Ivory (AI)


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