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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:38 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I got this used off the GC website. It came with the DBZ hardcase also which is really nice. from the front the guitar looks similar to a 335-ish body, but it's solid and REALLY thin. At the edges the body is only about 5/8" thick. It's really solid feeling and well built. It comes stock with Grover tuners that keep it in tune very nicely. The one I got looks basically brand new with no fret wear...only mark is one small ding on the bottom, back side of the guitar that you'll never see unless you flip the guitar up-side down.

I know this guitar is different, but that's what I love about it. It's really comfortable to play, and it also sounds good. I used it at my band's last jam to try out a possible new drummer and thought it sounded nice as-is. It does have a push-pull volume for coil tapping which works nicely. This is a very unique guitar and when given the chance I'll be getting another one.








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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:39 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

NICE Terry ! I've never heard of the brand, EVER......... I'd like to try one if I could ever afford it and could find one.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:00 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Interesting. And, like tk, I've never heard of before, either.

I'm interested in hearing more about it, as you get to know it, etc. Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:13 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

tkcrabby wrote:
NICE Terr ! I've never heard of the brand, EVER......... I'd like to try one if I could ever afford it and could find one.


Here's a link to find a black or gold top CHEAP, along with a cheap price on a case..

They are made by Dean Zalinsky...the founder of Dean guitars.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:55 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Very nice ... and very thin. The body doesn't look to be much thicker than a Strat (maybe even thinner?). Like the others above, I've never heard of this make either.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:07 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks cool.... Guitar

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:46 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

This guitar is really cool. It still amazes me how well some of the import guitars are being made these days. My PRS SE guitars and now this DBZ (Dean B Zalinski) guitar are some of the most solid feeling, well playing guitars I've ever used. Of course I still love Carvin guitars, but it's hard to pass up a deal on some of these import guitars that are built this well.

I plan on getting either another DBZ Imperial or a Royale next year. The Royale is the same body style, but the body is smaller...similar to going from a 335 to a 339 size. I've always loved the looks of a 335/339 style guitar, but always had problems playing them. The added thickness of the body made playing uncomfortable and awkward, but on the Imperial the body is so thin that it doesn't matter.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:07 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Interesting axe, Terry. And wow, dirt cheap to boot! Is this one Chinese or Korean made?

I saw where Zelinsky has now started a third company, having had a falling out with the management and co-owners of DBZ. It wasn't clear whether he still has any interest or control at DBZ. Nor was it clear as to the current production status at DBZ. Zelinsky's new (ad)venture is Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars http://deanzelinsky.com/. Stay tuned.

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So, Rick and Terry, I have just one question for "all y'all": When are we gonna play some damn blues together?

For some unknown reason, I'm having visions of North Tejas dancing in my head.

Have a merry Christmas guys. Hope to see you both soon.

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BluesPicker wrote:
So, Rick and Terry, I have just one question for "all y'all": When are we gonna play some damn blues together?

For some unknown reason, I'm having visions of North Tejas dancing in my head.

Have a merry Christmas guys. Hope to see you both soon.

Paul


Whenever you make it down here let me know...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:45 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

...and for the heavy cable guys & gals out there:









NOT bad for under $600 Eh?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:27 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

T-Bone-BBQ wrote:
BluesPicker wrote:
So, Rick and Terry, I have just one question for "all y'all": When are we gonna play some damn blues together?

For some unknown reason, I'm having visions of North Tejas dancing in my head.

Have a merry Christmas guys. Hope to see you both soon.

Paul


Whenever you make it down here let me know...


10-4, roger that, for sure.
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