1981 Dean Z w/ hsc
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-10-06)
Price : US $700.00
This is either an '80 or '81 Dean Z that suffered a headstock break. This guitar had been sitting under someone's bed with this injury for years before coming into my possession. The headstock had a break that went down the center of the headstock from the center of the V to the volute. This poor guitar had almost no fret wear and just a couple of chips and scratches so I brought her to Master Luthier, Mr. Norio Imai - see www.imai-guitars.com. Mr. Imai expertly repaired the break and now the headstock is stronger than before and with almost no evidence of the previous damage. On the back of the headstock there is Made In USA and I believe the serial number of 81 ??819. Due to the repair and re-finish, it is difficult to make out the old serial number.
This guitar was made in the USA by Mr. Dean Zelinsky and crew and really is the explorer that gibson wanted to make but never made. The guitar body and neck are made from the best Honduras mahogany and the 24.75 bound fretboard looks like rosewood. The frets are in great shape with almost no wear. The neck pickup is the original Dimarzio/Dean custom zebra pup and the bridge pup has been replaced with an early '80s Dimarzio Super Distortion. This instument is not a time capsule but the real thing, an original USA Dean. This guitar is not in mint condition but plays and sounds great and is as solid as a tank. You do not often find original Deans on the bay and when you do, I don't think they go this low. Thanks for looking
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-10-06)
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