Gibson Zakk Wylde Les Paul

With his scorching riffs and remarkable stage presence, Zakk Wylde has earned a reputation as one of heavy metal’s premier lead guitarists. The Custom Shop teamed up with Zakk to create a guitar featuring Zakk’s trademark black and antique white bullseye graphics, powerful EMG humbucking pickups, and raw, unfinished necks.

The Zakk Wylde Les Paul BFG embodies the mammoth tone and over-the-top rock attitude of its name sake, and offers all the equipment necessary to undertake your own scorched-earth attack on your local music scene: from its rough-hewn bookmatched maple top, to its rounded ’50s-spec neck with ebony fingerboard, to its sizzling EMG 81 and 85 humbucking pickups — all approved by the Wylde man himself — the Zakk Wylde Les Paul BFG is primed to deliver the message, in a big way.

Price: about $4,700 [Click here to check latest price]

Top wood: Carved maple
Back wood: Solid mahogany
Binding: Multi-ply white/black on top and back

Neck construction: 3-piece maple, no finish
Fingerboard wood: 22 fret ebony
Inlays: Pearl block
Binding: Multi-ply white/black
Profile: Rounded
Scale length/Nut width: 24 3/4 in.; 1 11/16 in.
Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
Electronics & Hardware:
Pickups: EMG-81 and EMG-85
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
Hardware color: Gold
Bridge/Tailpiece: Nashville TOM/Stopbar
Tuner style: Kidney bean


A customer says that the 6100 frets are the balls for ripping it up the first thing u do when u buy this guitar is string it up with a set of zakk wylde signature GHS boomers they make this thing roarrrrrr and scream harmonics used with a boss SD 1 overdrive and a ce5 chorus ensemble and the overdrive on the amp this really kicks ass.

About the price of this guitar, other customer says that it isn’t cheap but for what you getting its worth every penny. It’s a good guitar that you can play for heavy metal music.

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EVH Wolfgang

Eddie Van Halen launches the all-new EVH® Wolfgang™ electric guitar, available worldwide beginning Jan. 2009. The EVH Wolfgang guitar represents Eddie’s 35 years of experimenting with guitars, over two years of intense research and development, and a full year of brutal road testing during the top-grossing Van Halen 2007-2008 tour.

From Eddie Van Halen comes a guitar representing over 35 years of cumulative EVH experience and expertise in guitar design, the EVH Eddie Van Halen Wolfgang Electric Guitar. Built to Eddie Van Halen’s exact specs and using every single feature of the Wolfgang guitars he himself plays onstage and in the studio, the Wolfgang is a bulletproof and beautiful tonal giant of a guitar that takes whatever you can dish out and then asks for more.

The process undertaken to develop the Wolfgang took over two years of intense trial-and-error research. The formidable task yielded a series of prototypes that endured a full year of brutal in-concert road testing by Eddie on Van Halen’s triumphant 2007-2008 world tour. To prove that it was battle-worthy and could survive the road, performance data was collected from every gig for months and months to establish and confirm consistency and durability.


  • EVH chrome Gotoh tuners with pearl buttons built exclusively for the Wolfgang
  • AA birdseye maple fingerboard
  • Quartersawn maple neck reinforced with 2 graphite rods
  • Stainless steel vintage size frets that are practically indestructible and super resistant to wear spots, nicks and dings
  • Hard-mounted custom designed EVH humbucking pickups
  • Arched AA maple top with 5-piece binding
  • EVH Floyd Rose tremolo unit with EVH D-Tuna designed exclusively for the Wolfgang
  • Bourns low friction pots: Custom designed EVH volume and tone controls that are available only on the Wolfgang

From Eddie Van Halen

“Everything that I’ve built, destroyed, stumbled onto, learned and experienced is in this guitar,” Eddie Van Halen said. Every aspect and component of this guitar has been examined and upgraded to the highest standards possible–stainless steel frets, double-potted custom-wound pickups, five-piece binding on the matching body and headstock, custom-made signature tuning machines and Floyd Rose bridge, new low-friction pots, and the list keeps going. EVH left no stone unturned.

“A guitar is a very personal extension of the person playing it. You have to be emotionally and spiritually connected to your instrument. I could have just stayed at home and built this guitar for myself. I do this because a lot of people ask if they can get what I use. Well, yes you can and what you get is identical to what I use,” commented Eddie. “From the basics of the guitar to painstaking aspects like the binding and everything else—we re-did everything on this guitar.”

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