B1296 - DBZ Peacemaker. (6.6lb)
What an incredible guitar for the collector, or the high end player. This guitar is amazing.
Let's have a third party tell you how cool this is...
A review from Premier Guitar:
"Dean Zelinsky might not be a household name among guitar nuts. But the company he started in 1976, Dean Guitars, is familiar to anyone who’s tracked the development of the electric guitar over the last 30 years. Zelinsky’s creations—undoubtedly some of the most visually striking guitars ever built—have been played by high-profile guitar heroes including Billy Gibbons, Michael Schenker, Elliot Easton, and the late, great Dimebag Darrell.
"After leaving Dean, Zelinsky started DBZ Guitars. His aim was to build highly individual instruments with a custom feel—but in numbers that would make them more widely available to players. Since then, DBZ has created guitars ranging from relatively traditional (but luxuriously appointed) axes to designs that could fairly be called otherworldly. One of DBZ’s latest, the Peacemaker Cavallo, sits somewhat in the middle of this spectrum. It combines the basic V body style that Zelinsky has favored over the course of his career with stylistic elements that manage to seem timeless and radical all at once.
"The chrome-covered pickups are customwound DBZ units controlled by a 3-way selector switch and single Volume and Tone knobs. The neck pickup is similar in specification to standard PAF-style pickups, with a moderate output of around 7.95 kilohms resistance and an alnico 5 magnet for a sweet tone. The bridge position is a different beast altogether, with a whopping 15.10 kilohms and high output. Not satisfied with single-magnet construction, DBZ designed this particular bridge pickup with three ceramic magnets for added punch and attack.
"The 12"-radius mahogany neck is topped with DBZ’s signature dual-horn headstock and features an ebony fretboard and a deep-carved heel that flows flawlessly into the ornate body. The fretboard felt flawless, and there were no pores, dimples, or visible cracks, and the mother-of-pearl inlays—the largest of which is a Mark of Zorro-like “Z” at the 12th fret—were set with jeweler’s perfection. Further, despite the Cavallo’s oversized headstock, the balance was perfect while standing up, and the body’s rear contours were comfortably snug against my midsection. And the Cavallo’s smooth, ergonomic feel didn’t stop at the body. The neck’s soft, v-shaped profile felt fantastic for chording and lead work.
"For many players, the V style is an acquired taste. And even though the design dates back over 50 years ago, it still puts off a lot of players who are quick to associate it with metal guitar gods. So it’s refreshing that DBZ’s Peacemaker Cavallo breaks out of that mold. The tones are superb, and the balanced, lightweight construction makes it a joy to play. For players looking to break away from the pack with panache, it’s a top-quality and expressive instrument that delivers a thrill every time you take it out of the case."
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