Guitar designer Dean Zelinsky announced the release of his latest model, the Dellatera. This guitar is Zelinsky’s rendition of a classic, designed to appeal to country, blues, and classic rock players alike. Guitars are available factory direct through Zelinsky’s e-commerce site, www.deanzelinsky.com, as well as Zelinsky’s select retail partners.
“This has been one of the most requested styles by my fan base in recent years,” stated Zelinsky. “The requests come from players who want that classic single-cut style, that single-coil sound, and play my Z-Glide neck. Many Z-Glide players tell me they cannot go back to a conventional neck! The Dellatera is simply the model they want with the neck they must have.”
Zelinsky’s patented Z-Glide reduced-friction neck utilizes a laser-textured design to eliminate that sticky/tacky feel by removing 70 percent of the neck surface. Z-Glide puts a little air between players and their guitar, letting hands glide up and down the neck.
The Dellatera Custom features a stylishly contoured alder body with beautiful flame maple top. Customers who shop for Dellatera can choose from ten different finishes, various pickguard and pickup options, hardware packages, rosewood or maple fingerboard, as well as Z-Glide neck options — totally customizing the guitar to their personal style, feel, and sound.
As with all of Zelinsky’s creations over the past four decades, tone is critical. The AlNiCo V, cloth-wired, vintage single-coils he designed for the Dellatera are a bit hotter and have a wider tonal range than most guitars in this category. With Zelinsky’s exclusive SideKick pickup as an option, the Dellatera will be the first guitar in this category to offer a true single-coil and vintage humbucker in the same space. Players can switch from single-coil to humbucker and the volumes absolutely match. Customers can configure their guitar with SideKick pickups in the neck, middle, or bridge position as well as any combination thereof.
Zelinsky didn’t stop with style, neck, and electronic options. Dellateras can be upgraded to Zelinsky’s Tejas custom-engraved hardware package, featuring a tailpiece and control plate engraved with floral designs inspired by custom Western saddle makers.
Dellatera comes stock with a rock-hard Canadian maple neck, compound radius fingerboard, locking tuners, Zelinsky’s Hi-Tail single-coil bridge pickup and broad-tone neck single-coil, master volume and tone control with three-way switch, graphite nut and string retainer.
About Dean Zelinsky Guitars
Dean Zelinsky Guitars is the creation of master guitar builder Dean Zelinsky. Dean Zelinsky Guitars represents the crowning point of Zelinsky’s four decades as a guitar designer to the stars. The Dean Zelinsky Guitar collection includes the Tagliare, StrettaVita, Zenyatta, and LaVoce. Selected models feature new guitar technology options such as his patented Z-Glide (Reduced Friction) Neck and SideKick Pickup.
Zelinsky launched his new line of Dean Zelinsky Guitars in August 2013 through his e-commerce website, http://www.deanzelinsky.com. The company has a facility in the Chicago suburbs, offshore manufacturing, and worldwide distribution.