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Old 03-13-2007, 06:32 AM
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Any reputable online dealer?

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Does anyone know a reputable online dealer? There's no Zion dealer near where I live (San Jose, CA). Thanks for your help.

Jason
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:42 AM
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Hi,
Does anyone know a reputable online dealer? There's no Zion dealer near where I live (San Jose, CA). Thanks for your help.

Jason
We purposely avoid online only dealers. A requirement is to have a brick & mortar facility. Most dealers ship out of state. A complete list of dealers http://www.zionguitars.com/main.asp?...aler%20Network

A dealer who specializes in this http://www.wolfeguitars.com/ and can be called toll free at 1 800 358 9014

Another dealer is http://www.guitarx.com/ 1 303 282 9800

The closest dealer to you is Main St. Music in Tracy, CA 209 835 1125.
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:52 PM
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New Zion Acoustic!

Check out 12th fret inlay!

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Old 03-15-2007, 04:28 PM
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Check out 12th fret inlay!

Now that's sweet and I'm going to be in the market for a second acoustic!!! Looks like an easy access battery too! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:58 PM
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Hey Ken, are these acoustics completely made in house by Zion?
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:45 AM
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Zion acoustic

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Hey Ken, are these acoustics completely made in house by Zion?
These are made for us by a Taiwanese gentleman who has been selling our electrics since 1999. http://www.kaieastern.com.tw/ They are still in the prototype stage. Have not even established price yet but they will be under a thousand for sure. My son has this prototype. We took it to the local Guitar Center to pick up a hard case. Both the manager & salesman are Zion owners. They were impressed.
Forgive me for jumping the gun but was excited as this exceeded my expectations. Will let you know when it is available!
Not yet Stout-hearted.
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:30 PM
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We moved that year so you could have seen it, remember that was 16 years ago!!
Very distinctive piece though, I seem to remember another with all Ultrasonic P'ups at the same time that was Blue to Red.

What was the name of your assistant at Holbrooke St. who moved with you to your next location?

Best, Pete.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:49 PM
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Very distinctive piece though, I seem to remember another with all Ultrasonic P'ups at the same time that was Blue to Red.

What was the name of your assistant at Holbrooke St. who moved with you to your next location?

Best, Pete.
There were four variations of Pickasso:
1. Blue to Magenta (red) background
2. Yellow to Magenta (pink) background
3. White background
4. Black background
The majority of them had Ultrasonic pickups but we did a few with Seymour Duncan and couple with EMG.



Rik Helderman & Kirby Wilkins both made the move.

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Old 03-17-2007, 12:42 PM
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Here's my 93 Round Top Classic.
The Lindy Frailins and Joe Barden HB were installed for me at the Factory. Ken was incredible to
deal with. -A real gentleman.

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Old 03-22-2007, 04:19 PM
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:27 AM
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Thumbs up

i own the 3rd zion ever made, nice guitar, also own a radicaster i (stole) on ebay for $250, bummer when they don't put a reserve on a guitar. YUK YUK.
My 1st one has a mahogany/koa body, and a phenolic fretboard, killer axe.
The radicaster is a really nice guitar, too. installed Kinmans in it, and it is super now.

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Old 04-13-2007, 10:40 AM
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One of the advatages of living close to the zion factory is that I got the opportunity to purchase this demo acoustic. It is a great guitar!! After I bought it, I liked it so much that I never played my electric for 2 weeks (scary). The flamed maple on the sides and back make it very unique. I love the inlays too. Very good quality and a STEAL for the money!! It plays and sounds great! Ken, this is a great guitar and has lots to offer!
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:07 PM
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:43 AM
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Hi all!

New owner of an old Zion here. It's an old Turbo in champagne pink with all original hardware: original Floyd, EMG HSS.



Can anyone familiar with the orginal setup give me the skinny on the tone knobs? They don't roll off the high end completely like a normal tone knob would. The knob towards the bottom has a more audible effect on the overall sound: when rolled off the single coils sound very glassy and mellow. The tone gets grittier as I turn the knob up. The middle knob is very subtle, I can't exactly determine what it does but it also affects the tone a little bit.. What are they and what exactly do they do?

Anyway, here's the guitar in action...

http://www.perfdecastro.com/stuff/zion-vid.wmv

Kindly pardon the clams

Cheers!
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:06 PM
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Can anyone familiar with the orginal setup give me the skinny on the tone knobs? They don't roll off the high end completely like a normal tone knob would. The knob towards the bottom has a more audible effect on the overall sound: when rolled off the single coils sound very glassy and mellow. The tone gets grittier as I turn the knob up. The middle knob is very subtle, I can't exactly determine what it does but it also affects the tone a little bit.. What are they and what exactly do they do?

Anyway, here's the guitar in action...

http://www.perfdecastro.com/stuff/zion-vid.wmv

Kindly pardon the clams

Cheers!
PERFECTO DE CASTRO
Hey there! Cool Zion you've got there. You've got a couple really nice touches in your video. I really got a kick out of your #1 fan there helping you out. Man, I wish I had a second pair of hands. Also, the 'rock on' at the end was classic.

As for the different 'tone' knobs, you should pull the pickguard when you do a string change. The previous owner may have installed a couple preamps. You may have an SPC preamp that would increase the gain and make it grittier by overdriving your amp. You may also have a RPC that would increase your highs or maybe even an EXG which scoops the mids. The EMG site that I linked to shows them in the new style with the quick connect terminals. This link (http://www.gtrheaven.com/emg_circuits.htm) lists some older pictures that show the wires coming directly off the circuit boards (probably what would be in this guitar from mid/late 80's). Have a look and see what you have. Let us know what you've got going on under there. Since you're going to have your guitar apart, don't forget to change your battery. You never know when the previous owner may have done this last.

Oh, and enjoy the new guitar! :RoCkIn
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