Dweezil Zappa to Sell Numerous Custom Guitars on Reverb.com
Some of the proceeds from the collection of gear – which includes Zappa's famous green Charvel S-Type and a number of pedals – will go to Feeding America.
Dweezil Zappa has partnered with Reverb.com to sell a number of custom guitars and other gear.
The collection is highlighted by one-of-a-kind custom guitars like a Neil Moser-built instrument graced with an illustration from Frank Zappa's 1979 Sheik Yerbouti album, and a green Charvel that can be seen on the cover of Dweezil Zappa's 1986 Havin' a Bad Day album.
The collection also features a number of pedals – a Fractal Axe-FX Ultra, Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone, and Vox wah among them.
"I have some really great things that haven't been out of the case in about 10 or 12 years," Zappa said. "So, I figured why not let somebody else enjoy those things. Let them be free in the wild!"
Zappa's green Charvel is particularly notable, as the six-string maestro wielded it in the music video for Don Johnson's 1986 pop hit, "Heartbeat." If you also dig the extremely of-its-time fashion in that video, the suit Zappa wore for it actually comes with the Charvel.
Other guitars in the collection include a Eric Johnson Fender Stratocaster fitted with a piezo bridge, and a custom PRS signature guitar with treble/bass clef inlays.
Dweezil Zappa's Official Reverb shop will go live on January 27, with some of the proceeds from the sale of the gear going to Feeding America (opens in new tab).
For more info on the collection, stop by reverb.com (opens in new tab).
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