AC Zemaitis Custom Shop Tribal Tattoo Generation One - 2009
This AC Zemaitis Custom Shop Tribal Tattoo (MF500-TT2 BK) is a Generation One Custom Shop guitar masterbuilt in 2009. It is a top-shelf guitar that features a seasoned Honduras mahogany body & neck with Ebony Fingerboard with a hand-rubbed lacquer finish & engravings and etchings done by long-term engraver Danny O’Brien. Anyone would be proud to add this guitar to their collection. Not only will you get an outstanding solidbody electric guitar but a fantastic piece of historical art. Because of changes to the Lacie Act Honduras Mahogany is NO LONGER available!
Whilst at first glance it looks like a Les Paul the Tribal Tattoo MF500 is a different beast altogether. For one it is smaller. It measures 17” from end to upper bout, 6.5” across the waist and 12” across the widest point. Two- It has a 25” scale length neck. (Longer than Gibson but shorter than Fender...some argue this is the perfect scale length). 3- It's lighter
4-It's got 24 frets
Another thing you'll notice playing this Tribal Tattoo is that it’s still relatively light weight. There’s a similarity to a sixties Gibson slim taper which feels great in the hand, with excellent fret dressing. The neck has a nice, “played-in” feel. The shallow heel block gives great access past the octave, especially for such a narrow single-cut body.
The Tribal Tattoo delivers a fat humbucker tone, but with more note-to-note definition than your regular Les Paul. The 25”, 24-fret neck adds a lot of the guitar’s bell-like qualities. If you want Les Paul-style tone the Tribal Tattoo is happy to oblige simply by rolling back the Tone knobs.
You'll find that whilst this Tribal Tattoo can rock out with the best of them, the clean tones are pristine with plenty of focus and articulation.
This guitar shows signs of having been played but at nearly half it's original price, someone is going to be very happy!
This first generation Zemaitis shows why these guitars were so popular. It is set up to play to perfection, has a tone like no other and looks amazing!
By choosing the finest materials such as Honduras mahogany and ebony & by using only top-quality electronic components and by adhering to the original Zemaitis philosophy of quality and innovative guitar building, a new generation of Zemaitis guitars has been created.
The results are of uncompromising excellence!
- Body: Solid Duralumin Top, 1-piece Seasoned Honduran Mahogany
- Neck: 1-piece Honduran Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Frets: 24 Frets
- Scale: 25"(635mm)
- Tuners: Schaller M6
- Pickups: DiMarzio PAF (DP103)×2
- Controls: 2Volume, 2Tone, 3Way Toggle Switch
- Bridge: (ZEMAITIS Original Solid Duralumin)
- Tailpiece: (ZEMAITIS Original Solid Duralumi
- Includes Faux crocodile case with a cool burnished aluminum handle and stamped aluminum Zemaitis badge. Inside the case : a McLaren motorsport-inspired tool kit, a cleaning cloth and a customized reusable fretboard protector