Dean Guitars unleash new Dave Mustaine Zero Punk signature model. Guitar Player voted it one of the 25 coolest guitar products released at NAMM 2015…

Dean’s ‘Dave Mustaine Zero Punk’ guitar relies on only one pickup. “Why have all that extra stuff in there? Eddie Van Halen did a lot of stuff with just one pickup, one knob. If it’s good enough for Eddie, it’s good enough for me.” Mustaine also points out a new signature anarchy symbol, which can be found on the ‘A’ of ‘Dean’ up on the guitar’s neck.

“When I first joined Metallica I was the only guitar-player and I played an Ibanez Destroyer. A lot of people think I play the Zero now because of Hetfield’s well, look at the pictures. Anyway, we have had so much success with the VMNT Dean Guitars said ‘we’d like to modify your existing guitar – the Z’. So what we did with the Zero Punk was made the points a little sharper, gave it more access on the neck, and try to improve all the electronics. It was very hard to improve on a guitar that was made really well so a lot of the improvements are cosmetic – the way the neck is stressed, the way that it’s set up. This guitar can almost play itself. I love the pickguard on the Zero Punk because it reminds me of all the old guitarists like Rick Derringer, Gary Rossington in Lynyrd Synyrd – a lot of great guitarists played the Explorer body but they all had 2 pickups – and this has one. I rely on the bridge pickup so the other one is just cosmetic”Dave Mustaine (taken from an interview with Full Metal Jackie at NAMM 2015)

logo Dean Guitars
  • Body shape: Z
  • Body wood: solid Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Dave Mustaine Spec D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 25.5″ (648mm)
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fingerboard wood: Ebony
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Pearl Dave Mustaine
  • Number of Pickups: 1
  • Pickup configuration: H
  • Pickup (bridge): Seymour Duncan Live Wire
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Control layout: Master volume
  • Pickup switch: Not applicable
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Black
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Country manufactured: South Korea

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