Dr Z. unveils limited-edition Carmen Ghia combo – a new take on its first-ever amp release from 1988

Dr. Z 35th Anniversary Carmen Ghia combo amp
(Image credit: Dr. Z)

Cleveland, OH amp maker Dr. Z has announced the release of the limited 35th Anniversary Carmen Ghia – a specially tweaked take on the 18-watt, 1x10 combo amp that formed its first product line.

As math fans will have figured, Dr. Z was established in 1988 by Mike D. Zaite. It was among the first brands to set the template for what we now refer to as the boutique amp – producing high-end, US-made heads and combos at power ratings that were out of step with the towering stacks of the 1980s.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.