NAMM 2009: Dean Zelinsky launches DBZ Guitars

Whoa. Dean Zelinsky has officially launched his new brand, DBZ Guitars, with a new website ahead of the coming NAMM trade show. Check out that Cavallo V. I mean, it’s obviously a 3D computer rendering, but imagine what that’ll look like in person, with all that carved wood and flamed-as-all-get-out maple.

Equally cool is that DBZ street prices will range from $350 – $6,000.

Check out the website to see all 68 guitars.

Here’s the press release:

DBZ Guitars, Inc. founders Dean Zelinsky and Jeff Diamant announced today the official launch of their debut web site, Zelinsky, who also founded and eventually sold Dean Guitars, is taking a decidedly more sophisticated direction with his 2009 guitar designs, while still evoking those edgy, sexy Zelinsky style cues for which he has been world-renowned for more than 30 years. The site premieres Zelinsky’s roughly 68 new guitar models — electrics and acoustics, imports and USA-made guitars produced in DBZ Guitars’ new Chicago area facility — with street prices ranging from $350 to $6,000.

Highlights of the new DBZ line are the Cavallo V, with lines and carves clearly inspired by Ferrari, the DBZ Croc Skin Bolero, the first guitar ever to obtain the look and feel of crocodile skin, and the Imperial, with a super-thin body design which Zelinsky claims to be an “acoustically perfect” solid body electric guitar. will link to an equally important DBZ site, “The Dark Side of Dean,” which exclusively caters to the heavy metal fans who value Zelinsky’s craftsmanship, and will be debuting 21 new guitar designs. Zelinsky stated that this will be an exclusive club. The Dark Side of Dean will be password protected, and only die-hard Dean Zelinsky fans will be admitted. Clues to unlock the mystery of the Dark Side will be located on the site as well as various Internet sites. The Dark Side will also host its own DBZ Dark Side guitars forum.

Zelinsky, along with co-founder Jeff Diamant, launched DBZ Guitars August 26, 2008. Diamant, who founded Diamond Amplification, and Zelinsky will be hosting the DBZ/Diamond Booth #3290, Hall D at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California on January 15, 2009.