The Z-Max Shogun, A new twist on an old favorite.
Although Z-Max guitars are made to your exact specifications and can differ what you see here, we would like to tell you about the shoguns seen in this gallery. perhaps to spark your own ideas.
The body is a new twist on the classic "V" design. the Shogun features a tapered, string through, body to help maintain a comfortable feel and perfect balance. the spruce used in the construction provides a nice resonant tone. often superior tone woods like spruce are reserved for the soundboards of acoustic instruments, but we have found they work quite well in both hollow and solid body construction.
the incredible tone and sustain is pushed further to the ends of the universe by a powerful array of Dimarzio pickups. again we opted for something a little less common. a single, double, single pickup configuration. in actuality, both the Pro-tracks pickup in the neck and the Chopper pickup in the bridge are humbucking pickups designed by Dimarzio to fit in a single space. both are armed with a coil tap switch to give you the option of double or single coil sound. the Dimarzio Air Norton, mounted in the middle position is armed with a double coil tap switch. this allows you not only to select from double coil to single coil, but select which coil you want.
seen in these photos are the beautifully inlaid, mahogany, necks, featuring a flame design. the "space-scape" art work was done by one of our own, in house artists, who is always available and at your disposal.
the hardware, includes Gotoh tuners and a Schaller roller bridge with adjustable string spacing.