Dean, Leslie West Signature, 2006
About the Builder:
The Leslie West Signature Model - a custom, single cutaway, co-designed by West and company founder, Dean B. Zelinsky. Plenty of natural tone and sustain are achieved through the model's set neck construction, anchoring its mahogany neck to the solid mahogany body.
Impossible to overlook on this axe is its seductively carved, 5A flame maple top, which is stained in a vintage two-tone burst. What gives this guitar the look of no other in guitar history is the 3⁄4" maple top which has been shaped and contoured in a three-dimensional approach as only Dean can. It's a work of art that needs to be seen to be believed.
The carved, flame maple top sits over the select mahogany body, adding even more sustain. Throw in the super hot custom wound DiMarzio humbucker in the bridge position that has West's tone right out of the box and you are holding a beauty that roars.
Leslie insisted that the volume knob goes to 11 on this stunning model. After he plugged it in the first time he stated, "10 was not enough!"
"Tone like I've never heard before and believe me I know (expletive) tone. I've never played a guitar that sounded or felt this goodÀ if only I had it at Woodstock," said West. "But Zelinsky was only 12 years old."
Production is limited to 100 guitars all of which are hand-signed by Leslie West. The West signature model includes a hardshell case, Certificate of Authenticity and hand signed photos.
- Limited Edition; only 100 will be produced
- Each guitar hand-signed by Leslie West himself
- Mahogany Body and neck
- 5A flame maple top
- Satin Nickel Hardware
- Special Dimarzio Leslie West Megadrive Pickups
- Two-Tone vintage sunburst reminiscent of early Mountain
- Volume Knobs go to 11
- Designed by Dean B. Zelinsky with much input from the Great Leslie West
This guitar is numer 8/100 of the limited production run done by Dean Custom Shop.