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  • NAMM 09: Charvel Booth

    Posted on by ZooKeeper

    At the Charvel booth, we noticed these Grover Jackson Legacy San Dimas guitars, and thought, “there they are again.” But, wait, these are beat up! These “tourtured” (yes, “tour”-tured) Grover Jacksons are also fitted with Floyd Rose trems, and we thought they looked pretty cool:


    We love Dan Lawrence’s paintjobs. Here’s a killer Custom San Dimas, “Logo #3”:


    This Custom Green San Dimas is sporting...

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  • NAMM 09: Jackson Booth

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    Jackson brought out their scariest and biggest pile of skulls to date at NAMM ’09. We wonder what they do with that after the show is over. Anyway, Jackson has a ton of endorsers, and therefore a ton of cool endorser guitars:


    Here’s a gorgeous Mark Morton Dominion model, in a new “Old School Burst” finish:


    The neck on the Mark Morton Dominion is natural, for a nice warm feel:


    We saw this pair of...

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  • NAMM 09: Gretsch Booth

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    Another day, another Sucker Punch. Wake up, people! Inside the huge Fender area, Gretsch set up a nice display that had a fully backlined stage. Gretsch endorsers Billy Gibson (top, below) and Brophy Dale (bottom, below) were some of the artists to play on Friday:


    A front runner for Longest Product Name at NAMM ’09, Gretsch was touting their new Gretsch G5135PS Patrick Vaughn Stump Signature...

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  • NAMM 09: Fender Booth

    Posted on by ZooKeeper

    We were in hog heaven in the Fender booth at NAMM. It was sensory overload: screens playing everywhere, customized trucks and motorcycles, live bands playing, oh, and killer guitars, many of which are coming directly to The Zoo. So, let’s get started. Below is a pair of “’50s Evil” Custom Shop guitars, both Masterbuilt by Greg Fessler:

    Everyone was ooohing and aaaahing over the ’64 Relic...

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  • NAMM 09: Gibson Booth

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    The first stop for us each year at NAMM is upstairs where Fender and Gibson set up shop. We started with Gibson, who this year had a much larger room than last year which made for much easier viewing of the new stuff. Let’s just get this out of the way: our favorite guitar in the room was this killer Michael Bloomfield Les Paul (above). Wow! A lot of attention in ’09 will be paid to the 50th...

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  • It’s a New Day for Dean Zelinsky

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    It didn’t take very long for Dean Zelinsky, who parted ways with his namesake company Dean Guitars in 2008, to bounce back with a new company, a new website, and 66 new guitar models. DBZ Guitars claim to be taking a more "sophisticated" approach than the Deans we know from the last 30 years. What, no Dean girls? We spotted some pretty evil-looking new guitar designs on "The Dark Side of Dean"...

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