I had a really nice Japanese Deviser pearl top Zemaitis copy that I sold to a guy in Nasville a couple of months ago (Im located in Sweden).
The guitar was avesome, nicely made, good hardware and pickups, and I really liked it (but needed the money). The only thing that I had against it was a rather thick finish on the top of the body, but maybee needed to protect and smooth out all that pearl.
I WISH I could remember. He wasnt well known at all in electric circles but apparently, not unlike Tony Z , made some really great high dollar acoustics. I guess he farmed out the ingraving w/ pictures of actual Zemaitis tops to a NYC artisan who specialized in engraving. It's pretty deep - much like the real ones - most of the copies are either shelltops, or engraved but nowhere NEAR as nice as the real McCoy. This one's top comes REALLY close
It sounds amazing and looks indistinguishable from the originals (that I've seen close detailed pictures of )