The Gibson Frank Zappa Roxy SG

The Gibson Frank Zappa Roxy SG is a true recreation of the guitar that Zappa performed during the early 70’s, and especially, the Roxy concerts in December of 1973.

It is essential to note that this guitar is simple to play. It has very low action and, together with the slim, unpainted neck, you will end up flying up and down the fretboard. The only further guitar which have this kind of low action and fast neck is ¨maybe¨ Ibanez Jem. Fret buzz is always a problem when playing a guitar with low action, but thankfully there was not any fret buzz to be concerned with and this one was build effectively out of the box.

Roxy concert

The guitar keeps in tune very well when using the vibrola to accentuate notes. It really is not meant for dive bombs and you will discover yourself retuning the guitar soon after going bar crazy.

Frank Zappa Roxy SG

It features a pair of mini-switches for humbucker coil split and phase reverse and a Maestro-style vibrola with Lyre tailpiece changed the conventional bridge. However, below are all specs:

mahogany body
mahogany neck with Slim 60's shape
Rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets and pearl Dot inlays
white headstock
2 '57 Classic Humbucker pickups, no cover
2 volume and 2 tone controls
3-way pickup switch
2 mini-toggles mounted on the pickguard for coil split and phase reverse
Tune-O-Matic bridge with vibrola and engraved Lyre tailpiece
early 60's-style 5-ply black pickguard
nitrocellulose Heritage Cherry finish

Jumbo-sized frets, dot inlays and creme binding finalized the fingerboard. Tuners included on the headstock are Grovers and come in 3+3 configuration.

The Gibson Frank Zappa Roxy SG The Gibson Frank Zappa Roxy SG Reviewed by frank zappa newspaper on 03:10 Rating: 5

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