LAVOCE Z-GLIDE CUSTOM | LEFT-HANDED - The World's First Working Musician's Guitar
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Listen to the LaVoce:
The LaVoce, 'The Voice', was born out of a challenge to Dean Zelinsky to make the world's first Working Musician's Guitar.
A Guitar that would be the ONLY guitar a player needs to bring to any Gig...live or in the studio.
Dean thought the concept was a great idea...nobody had achieved this to date.
This guitar had to get your Hard Rock Heavy Humbucking tones, Vintage Humbucking, Classic Single-Coil, and Stage-Acoustic tones all onboard. The guitar needed to be small in stature, light-weight...easy to travel but have a lot of tone. A single guitar where the player can sound like Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, or Jimmy Buffet.
Dean had been pioneering the ultra-thin body concept in recent years. However, the LaVoce had to be a body style that could support the advance electronics concept and also have mass appeal..the classic rock look.
It took the better part of a year to develop the "SideKick" pickup which achieves true Single-Coil tones as well as that classic rock Humbucker sound, with no additional circutiry...just vintage pickup technology with a twist. The Dean Zelinsky "Custom" Humbucker already existed...a 15k classic that he used for Johnny Winter’s guitars. The final piece to the puzzle was that stage acoustic tone...that could also be blended with the humbucker and single-coils to round out the tone and fill an auditorium with sound. For this, a GraphTech Ghost high-end, high-fidelity Piezo bridge system.
Dean always disliked guitars loaded with knobs and switches. He said the guitar needed to have a classic look....Dean’s additional challenge was to achieve this array of tones in a guitar that retains the look of 2 pickups and 4-knobs. Thru some creative switching, Dean achieved this goal. This is like a classic “sleeper” of a muscle car. Looks stock...but there’s a whole lot more under the hood.
...and the LaVoce was born.
EXCLUSIVE 5-PICKUP SYSTEM
The LaVoce Custom comes with our Exclusive 5-Pickup System. Sporting our all-new SideKick Pickup in the neck position, Dean Zelinsky Custom Hot Humbucker, and GraphTech Ghost Piezo Acoustic Bridge, this guitar gets your Hard Rock Heavy Humbucking tones, your Classic Single-Coil rhythm tones and a Stage-Ready Acoustic tones all-onboard.
Control your output with our unique, Piezo Blend Control Knob. This stealthy knob allows you to have either a pure Humbucker/Single-Coil output, Piezo Acoustic Output, or a blend of any combination. The Stereo Output Jack allows for isolated Humbucker/Single-Coil Output and Piezo Acoustic Output. Using a Y-Cable, Stereo 1/4" Adapter you can run your LaVoce to your amp and PA separately.
The Z-Glide Reduced Friction Neck (patented) gives players a feel that cannot be achieved by any other guitar. The precision laser engraving reduces surface area thus reducing friction between the hand and the guitar neck. Your hand only comes in contact with 30% of the necks surface...the rest is air. Players instantly notice the improved playability and feel. Designed by Dean Zelinsky this patented concept is exclusive to Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars.
Lavoce Custom necks are made of Canadian Maple with Dean Zelinsky’s signature slight 'V' profile; eliminating wood where your hand comes in most contact with the neck. The neck is contoured into the heel for easy playing all the way up the fretboard. LaVoce's are designed with Dean Zelinsky’s nearly four decades of experience, creating guitars that are effortless to play.
Locking Tuners with a 20:1 ratio are a standard feature. Headstocks feature a rosewood veneer with Dean Zelinsky’s signature logo in a bright nickel finish.
- Construction/Scale - Set Neck/24.75"
- Body - Carved Mahogany Back with Carved Canadian Rock Maple Top and Flame Maple Veneer
- Neck - Maple / Z-Glide Reduced Friction Neck w/ Contoured Heel
- Neck Profile - Soft 'V' Medium-Thin
- Nut Width - 1-11/16"
- Headstock - Rosewood Veneer w/Bright Nickel Dean Zelinsky Logo
- Fingerboard - Rosewood / 12" Radius
- Frets - 22 Medium-Jumbo
- Inlays - MOP Diamonds
- Binding - Natural Scrape w/2.5mm Scrape on Top
- Pickup - Neck - Dean Zelinsky 'SideKick' Pickup | Alnico V Magnets | 10.2k
- Pickup - Bridge - Dean Zelinsky 'Custom' Humbucker | Alnico V Magnets | 15.4k
- Electronics - Vol/Tone/Piezo Vol/Piezo Blend Stealth Switch/3-Way Switch
- String Gauge - 9 - 42 Gauge (Contact us for alternative gauges)
- Tuners - 20:1 Ratio Locking Tuners
- Hardware - Nickel
- Bridge/Tail - GraphTech Ghost Piezo Acoustic Tune-O-Matic/Dean Zelinsky Stop Tailpiece
- High Gloss Finish - Vintage Sunburst / Tobacco Sunburst / Trans Wine
- Weight - 7.0-7.5 lbs