Gibson Frank Zappa Tribute SG Prototype Revealed

Gibson Frank Zappa Tribute SG Prototype

Dweezil registers a Gibson Frank Zappa Tribute SG prototype with Theguitarvaults…

The Gibson Frank Zappa Tribute SG might well turn out to be one of the most sought after tribute models that Gibson has ever produced. Its potential existence was revealed earlier this week, when son Dweezil registered a prototype on guitar registration website. Theguitarvaults. Dweezil is an endorsee of this website (which aims to provide a community to track stolen guitars) and was involved in its launch a short time ago.

It seems his endorsement was genuine, and not just as a ‘celebrity face’ for this new venture. The guitar he has revealed is an exact replica of Frank’s ‘Roxy Era’ SG. Nice.

Gibson Frank Zappa Tribute SG Prototype

The most famous SG player ever?

There are few more recognisable SG players then Frank Zappa. Gibson’s ‘trouble maker’ guitar was a perfect match for Zappa’s innovative, progressive and occasionally controversial compositions.

The  Gibson Frank Zappa Tribute SG Prototype, given the nickname FZ-Roxy SG on Theguitarvaults entry, is a beautiful thing indeed. In the information supplied by Dweezil, he states,

“It is an exact replica of Frank’s Roxy era guitar which started its life as an SG Special with P90s and no trem. Frank tweaked it a lot in the early 70s and it morphed into this by ’74.

It later ended up with a mirror pick guard over the whole body and some advanced electronics. I decided to have it reproduced to match Roxy/Apostrophe era since this is how the guitar looked and functioned at that time.”

I seem to remember that Frank Zappa once described the SG as the most ‘obscene’ sounding guitar, so this replica of his very own promises to be something very special.

Gibson Frank Zappa SG Tribute Prototype - rear

According to Dweezil,

“Hopefully, fans will be able to get to own one of these in the near future.”

It seems fairly likely the Gibson Frank Zappa Tribute SG will appear as a production Gibson model, but when is anyone’s guess. If you can’t wait, there are plenty of others to sate your desire, here. Stay posted here for updates…

Frank Zappa

Joe is a contributor for the Dawsons Music blog. Specialising in product reviews and crafting content to help and inspire musicians of all musical backgrounds.

Joe is a contributor for the Dawsons Music blog. Specialising in product reviews and crafting content to help and inspire musicians of all musical backgrounds.

Comments

  1. gerald.pisicchio says:

    Hello
    how mutch dolllards for this guitar to france ‘south’ with the fly case
    thank you for us GII MICK AND RYTHMICK

    • Hi Gerald,

      Thanks for your enquiry. Unfortunately, we’re still waiting for stock of this guitar to arrive. If you are still interested, and are prepared to wait until it does, contact our customer service team (0044 1925 582420) who will be able to give you a better idea of how much it would cost to ship this guitar to the south of France.

      I hope this helps,

      Joe

  2. gerald.pisicchio says:

    HI JOE
    THANKS FOR YOR ALL YOUR FRIENDLY
    MAYBE YOUR CAN GIVE ME THE PRICE OF THIS VOS GUITARE WITH THE GIG CASE
    TO COMPARE IN EUROS
    ZAPPA IS GREAT SO THE ROXY SG PROTOTYPE WILL BE A MAD GUITARE
    THE SG IS NOT DEAD IT’S JUST SMELL FUNNY
    SO WHAT IT IS INSTINCTIVE SCRITURE
    GII MICK HAND RYTHMICK PERFORMER

  3. Antony Suggitt says:

    Hi,

    Did you ever get the Zappa SG in?

    • Hi Antony,

      Yes we did, but they vanished at lightning speed, as is often the case with limited run guitars like this one. Most were pre-sold, as I remember. Maybe they’ll re-run it at some point- here’s hoping… 😉

      Cheers

      Joe