Pawar, Turn of the Century, 2000 – custom made for Jimmy Zero (Dead Boys)


Turn of the Century
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Gold metalflake
Swamp Ash
Swamp Ash
Seymour Duncans
The Story Behind


About the Maker:

Jay Pawar built custom hand-made guitars. The Pavar Turn of the Century was the flagship model of Pawar and has a hand carved scroll in the upper bout of the maple top which creates a very recognisable design and which is unique to each guitar. Pawar came also up with Pawar Positive Tone System to generate with one switch and two Seymour Duncan Custom shop pickups, twenty tones to give you the best of the Fender/Gibson tones for one, all purpose guitar. Unfortunately Pawar has stopped producing their excellent guitars.

About the guitar:

This guitar was custom made by Jay Pawar for Jimmy Zero (formerly of the Dead Boys). It is the 15th guitar built by Jay.This is a one of a kind guitar as the finish is an incredible gold metalflake on the top. The back, sides, neck are oil finished Swamp Ash. The body is chambered. It has Jimmy's initials on the fretboard as an inlay. The headstock is white Pearloid and has satin finish TonePros Bridge, Sperzel tuners, recessed Seymour Duncan strap locks. The pickups are the highlight of this guitar. They are Seymour Duncans designed and patented by Jay (his Positive Tone System).

Jimmy Zero used this guitar to record an album with his new project Lesbianmaker in 2001, which sadly didn't see the light. One song of the album can be found on the compilation: Wayne Kramer Presents Beyond Cyberpunk, 2001.

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