Anyone here play a Zachary?

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  1. Crazy Dave

    Crazy Dave Member

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    You know, the ones that look like this :

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    And sound and play like nothing else in the whole wide world. :dude

    I have 3 of 'em, and they have put anything I've ever played to shame. I have great tone. Now I just need a miracle to get all the notes right...:D
     
  2. fyler

    fyler Member

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    yes. i have a D1. it's ruined me for other guitars. all others feel wrong.
     
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    i can't get over the phallic looking headstock
     
  4. fyler

    fyler Member

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    what's not phallic about guitar? and rock music in general? sweaty guys grasping their shafts "feeling it".
    :D
     
  5. r9player

    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    Had an early Zachary .. with the tone holes.
    Awesome guitar, great tone, but boy skinny neck!
    It does put a lot of guitars to shame though, kinda wanting to get a F1 his new Tele style guitar ..
     
  6. Crazy Dave

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    I like those D1's. Which one do you have?

    Other guitars do feel wrong. Most of them feel disgusting. The better ones just feel awkward and wrong. It's cured me of GAS where guitars are concerned. Amps on the other hand...:D
     
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    fyler Member

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    i have mimi.
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    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    All Mahogany Z1 .. second with Tone Holes
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  9. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Is that the USA model? ;) It looks like surprisingly like an artist's interpretation of the shape of the U.S.

    Interesting instruments, but the main thing I remember about Zachary guitars were the videos of Zachary "shredding."

    Bryan
     
  10. Crazy Dave

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    Of all the D1's I ESPECIALLY love Mimi! :dude
     
  11. Crazy Dave

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    Alex is a wild guitarplayer. Check out the videos with Bobby Simcox on the video page if you like shredding. The man's a maverick. :dude
     
  12. Crazy Dave

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    You mean you sold it? Uh oh....
     
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    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    Yup sold the Z ... and to be honest I prefer my Mayes C. That is not a knock on Alex and his work .. really a great guitar, but for me the neck was just too skinny.
    And of course I've gone towards Tele sound.
     
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    I've seen his first VHS promo video 3 or 4 times and I honestly don't think I've laughed so hard since. :D

    -e.
     
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    graydane Silver Supporting Member

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    +1
     
  16. Crazy Dave

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    I have 3 different ones, each with a very different neck. The thinnest one is on my Z2 Namaste. The first rosewood neck, and the thinnest one Alex ever made.
    Plays like butter. There is something about that guitar that makes me want to play FAST all the time.

    Thin necks don't bother me, but I hate narrow necked guitars.

    Selling your Z is bad mojo man. Though if it hasn't come to haunt you at night yet, you'll probably be ok. :D
     
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    dude, where did you get that guitar strap? i definitely need one of them furry strap things...
     
  18. Crazy Dave

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    They are "get'm get'm" straps. Loads of different radical designs. A local store here carries them, but you can get them online too.

    Here's a link :

    getmgetmstraps
     
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    Never got past the funny look. Also, the rant he had against PRS saying it was nearly diabolical guitars, kind of frigthening :)
     
  20. MOJO

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    i've never been able to get past the fact he feels the need to
    badmouth another manufacture in order to sell his instruments..let your instruments selll on their own merit..if you will...
    .....kinda " Romanish" IMO

    i do however like some his designs.Very different and unique, i don't really care for the headstock either though
     

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