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1984 Zemaitis Metal-Front [*Demo Video!]

1984 Zemaitis Metal-Front [*Demo Video!]

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A super cool 1984 Zemaitis! Known worldwide for their unique metal and pearl tops Zemaitis guitars have been played by greats such as Jimi Hendrix, Ronnie Wood,  Keith Richards, & Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes. The Brand slogan is "Art With Strings" and this guitar is no exception. It is in excellent condition, and sounds fantastic! Includes Hardshell Case.

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

"In 1942, a chemist’s failed attempt to develop an optically clear plastic resulted in the unintentional invention of Super Glue. Similarly, 1970 saw Tony Zemaitis set out to develop a metal top guitar that would eliminate pickup noise, but instead became one of the most memorable guitar designs in rock and roll history. Tony’s Rolodex of clients was as impressive as any: Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Joe Walsh, and Richie Sambora just to name a few. To call Zemaitis a custom shop wouldn’t quite do it justice, given the term’s gratuitous and indiscriminate use as of late. Prior to his death in 2002, Zemaitis famously refused to ever build two guitars exactly the same, and insisted upon limiting his own production to only 10 guitars per year to maintain quality. Unfortunately Tony’s death brought an end to these exacting standards, at which point the Zemaitis name was sold to the highest bidder and production moved to a factory overseas. This is a rare opportunity to own an original piece of musical folk art, a guitar that launched a thousand offshore ripoffs." - Tyler Geske

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