You’re getting better!
>>Oh yeah working on it brother. the blood thinners are kicking in.
>>This is Joe Bosso with Music Radar and I’m here with Zakk Wylde, guitarist extrodinaire,
fashion plate, master tweeter, blood clot survivor, sex change err…
>>Survivor.>>Survivor. How are you doing Zakk.
>>I’m doing good brother.>>Fantastic, well we are here to take a look
at your brand new creation, the Epiphone Graveyard Disciple guitar.
>>Oh yes, yes.>>Now you’re of course primarily known as
a Les Paul player so this is a radical change for you.
>>The guys said that, I mean for me it was a, what the guys did, I mean I’ve been working with Gibson before
Epiphone and they did the, obviously when they made the ZV, it’s like a SGV foreign BTEC, Obviously I’ve been playing Flying V
for a bit now and obviously, I mean, I just love guitars. my Les Paul’s so. The way this thing came
about was pretty exciting, we were sitting around, just talking old guitars, Billy Gibbons did the
The Bo Diddley guitar, the guitar got well you know, it got off lightly, it’s like that’s the whole
charm of the guitar so umm, but I’ve just been looking at things on ebay and Vintage
Guitar magazine, just old guitars and stuff like that. I just really liked these odd shaped
moulds, like 50’s 60’s guitars and stuff like that, almost like the uglier the better. It
was just for s**ts and giggles buying new guitars. I was sitting there hanging out one
day with my buddies, I was looking for like an old, a bo diddley thing or something, I don’t know if
they sold them, I was just thinking about just picking up one of the Billy Bo things, Billy
Gibbon’s guitar, just buy one of those, move around on it, jam, just see like I would if
I was on tour I mean it’s a great guitar. So I was just talking with the guys over at
epiphone. I got this merchandise company Bravado ended up giving us for halloween, they ended
up making this coffin with a black label logo on it and then on the inside of it was was
a bunch of lollypops with song titles on it; House of Doom, Damage is Done, all the songs,
it was beyond amazing, the whole thing. So I ended up taking that, put it on a piece of paper
the coffin, the coffin shape and just put a guitar neck on it and everything, took a
picture of it and sent it to Ephiphone and said ‘guys, do you think you could make a
guitar out of this?’. I was just doing it for s**ts and giggles for them to make me
something but they did an amazing job with the thing and basically what it is, the body
is just like a Gibson SG, so this is all mahogany, just one piece. Then the neck is just like
my Les Paul’s, it feels like a Les Paul, like a classic one, it’s a bit thinner and flatter
so the thing feels great. It’s got an ebony fret board and then we’ve got maple on the
back. So I mean I love the guitar, they did an amazing job, so I’ve been jamming on this
thing most of the time.>>And you have the EMGs
>>The EMGs obviously in there and then you have the toggle switch up there and they also
put the kick stand on it. So you’re not going to be playing this thing sitting down.
>>I was going to say now, as primarily a Les Paul player was it odd for you to get used
to the feel of this guitar?>>Umm, no. When I sit down with it like this
it feels like you’re playing an SG, that’s what it feels like. But what’s special is
the neck you get every fret with this thing and for me it’s similar, sitting down playing,
I think if you ask anybody who plays an SG or anything or plays Les Paul’s if you sit
down with this thing, it feels more like an SG the way the neck feels in this position.
>>Now this is a special model that you have, right over here we have the production model.
>>Yeah. All I did was, hopefully down the line they’ll start making a production model
of this, it’s just with a metal front. I asked one of my buddies, who does a lot of guitars
to, he just stuck this on the front for me, but the production models are striaght up
with the pinstripe on it, it’s the same exact guitar I’m playing right now.
>>Absolutely looks beautiful, now you’re going to be playing on this tomorrow, halloween.
And I see you already have your clockwork orange look started right?!
>>Yeah, without a doubt. So tomorrow we’re hanging out with the New York chapter.
>>With Black Label Society.>>Yeah, so we’ll be knocking that out tomorrow,
so that ought to be, pretty much every one of our shows is a halloween only event, god
only knows what it’s going to be like tomorrow night. It will be pretty awesome.
>>Well it’s always a party, oh and by the way thanks very much for letting me beat you
at arm wrestling a few minutes ago, I do appreciate that!
>>No problem. You know it’s amazing I can even play right now, I think you broke something
maybe a fibia, meniscus or something, something’s broken.
>>Well Zakk before we go, why don’t you take us out with a little more jamming on the… [music]>>The guy’s getting better.
>>Working on it.>>Hey Zakk thank you very much, this is Joe Bosso with Music
Radar with Zakk Wylde, thank you very much buddy.