“The most exciting guitar for me in years”: Dweezil Zappa's newest signature guitar is here – and it’s as wacky as you’d expect

Shabat Guitars Lynx DZ
(Image credit: Shabat Guitars)

Shabat Guitars has introduced a new signature guitar for Dweezil Zappa, and the Lynx DZ is – in keeping with his family's heritage – weirdly wonderful.

In its purest essence, the Lynx DZ is a faithful recreation of Dweezil's heavily modded Shabat Lynx, comprising a body-mounted HSS pickup configuration with a push-pull phase shift for the middle single-coil, a streamlined single-knob layout, and a five-way pickup switch.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.