Zakk Wylde discusses the possibility of Wylde Audio producing the next line of Dimebag Darrell signature guitars

Zakk Wylde (left) and Dimebag Darrell
(Image credit: David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns, Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Back in August, the estate of late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell (Darrell Abbot) announced that it was suing Dean Guitars.

Rita Haney – Abbot's longtime girlfriend and the trustee of his estate – announced the estate's lawsuit in an Instagram post, in which she also detailed why she chose to end Dean's relationship with the legendary electric guitar player, which initially ran from 1990 – 1994 before being re-established in 2004, shortly before Abbot's tragic murder at a Columbus, Ohio nightclub.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.