Dweezil Zappa Displays Unique Guitar in Guitar World Magazine

The October issue of Guitar World magazine features Dweezil Zappa righteously showing off a unique piece of rock history — a half-Hendrix, half-Frank Zappa Strat.

Zappa tells Guitar World that the unique axe bears the body of the Fender Stratocaster played and burned onstage by Hendrix, and a Frank Zappa-installed neck.

“There’s nothing comparable to this in the world of musical instruments,” Zappa told Guitar World. “We don’t have a piano that Beethoven and Mozart both played. But we do have a guitar that both Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa played at various times in their careers.”

Zappa told the magazine he discovered the Strat’s body (with substantial damage and a missing neck) under a staircase at the Zappa home in Los Angeles, and worked diligently with the Fender Custom Shop to bring it back to life. The result is a refurbished Hendrix-Zappa Strat with a rosewood neck and stunning appointments.

The issue also features a collector’s pull-out poster of this modified beauty. Pick up your copy of Guitar World here for a look at this unique guitar.


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