Dean Zelinsky, CEO of Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars, announced today the issuance of his patent for a new guitar neck design. Intellectual property rights include the strategic texturing of the backside of a guitar neck to reduce friction and increase the playability of a guitar.
The new design is marketed as the Z-Glide Reduced Friction Neck. The Z-Glide greatly improves the overall playability and feel of the guitar, as well as addresses that undesirable, tacky neck feel when a sweaty palm meets a conventional, glossy guitar neck.
The Z-Glide is available exclusively on Zelinsky's line of Private Label Guitars, sold only factory direct in the USA thru his online store, www.deanzelinsky.com. Internationally, the guitars are sold thru Zelinsky’s streamline distribution channel, an exclusive top retailer in each country.
Zelinsky stated, “I couldn’t be more pleased with the issuance of this patent, as 70% of the guitars we sell have the Z-Glide neck. This number is about to increase as we recently developed the technology to put the Z-Glide on our set-neck single cutaway guitars." Zelinsky added, "the response to the feel and improved playability of our Z-Glide neck is so good, I can see a day where we no longer build guitars with conventional necks." The company will debut their new line of basses this June, exclusively with the Z-Glide Neck through Thomann Musik in Europe.
Patent number 8,637,753 includes altering the surface area on the back of a guitar neck creating a pattern of depressions and ridges, leaving less surface area for the palm and/or thumb to contact resulting in reducing or eliminating tackiness on the neck.