Body and headstock are finished in the same wood and/or color. Great accent that brightens the entire look of the guitar through a subtle, but fabulous accent. Great finishing touch.
A classic design, the DBZ String Thru models what is often considered the pinnacle of sustain. Our String Thru design with Tune-O-Matic bridge provides for amazing performance and feel, with string thru patterns enhancing the look of your guitar.
DBZ Custom Pickups
DBZ Guitars spent countless hours refining their signature custom pickups. The R15 provides hot output while retaining singing highs, aggressive harmonics, and most importantly, clarity and tone.The N9C provides late-'50s, vintage-correct, humbucker sounds with arm and crystalline clean tones. Full and bright distorted tones. The R15S makes minor modifications to the R15 for a different feel while retaining output and the R11 provides less aggressive, but punchy, more classic gain tones. For earlier models, note that the DBZB / DBZ5 pickups are the same as the R15/N9C.
Often considered the world's finest tuning machines, the Grover tuners are a triumph in engineering and style. The housing provides a maximum bearing for worm gear and string post and designed to eliminate backlash and slippage. Countersunk tension tension screw permits players to regulate turning tension to any degree. Gear box has a special lubricant for lifetime, trouble-free service.
Contoured Set Neck
DBZ's Contoured Set Neck method is arguably the most popular neck joint style amongst high-end electric guitars. The set neck is carefully cut to match its mounting point on the guitar body and the two sections are joined to maximize strength and minimize neck wiggle. Most notable is the amazing feel of the neck joint when you need it most - near the highest frets. Our contour feels fast, comfortable and as if the neck joint isn't even there.
Another shining example of classic design meets modern style, and classic style meets modern design, the award-winning IMPERIAL quickly became a favorite among fans of both vintage and modern guitar lovers. While oversized in footprint, the strikingly thin body created unparalleled resonance in the body giving the IMPERIAL a warm, open and brilliant sound. And now, its design meets a variety of fashions giving the IMPERIAL a classic, vintage and elegant look that is a favorite of jazz, rock-a-billy, alt, studio, blues and rock players.
The IMPERIAL ST provides a more affordable solution for the IMPERIAL player. With a string thru, and DBZ•Diamond Custom pickups, it's versitile and sounds incredible. Match that with the center nautural stripe and Mother of Pearl block inlays, and it's sexy too!