Dweezil Zappa. There are a large sum of thoughts that happen to pop in my mind when that name surfaces. After muscling through the thoughts exclusive to his… unique name what’s left but the music. Fortunately there is much to talk about there.
Dweezil Zappa, son of the might Frank Zappa, has certainly carried on his father’s legacy. Having been born unto such a musical father it only seems natural that he would begin playing at a young age, which he did at the ripe young age of twelve. Within about a year and a half he was playing Van Halen and Malmsteen and began having music published as well as contributed several solos to his father’s music.
That’s where I fall to my knees, raise a clenched fist to the sky and scream with a cliched “why?” You know what I was playing a year and a half into my playing? I would show you all, but I’d like to retain the idea of being credible, so trust me when I say you don’t want to know.
Anyway. Dweezil has done much justice to the family name with continuing the experimentation with music as well as his wonderful Zappa Plays Zappa performances.
And his scrutiny doesn’t stop there. No, it continues on into the build of his guitars. As seen here we have a very limited Dweezil Zappa signature PRS. The body is a ribboned mahogany with a quilted maple top finished with a transparent aquamarine paint and nitrocellulose finish. The maple neck has a Madagascar ebony fretboard with bass and treble clef inlays. Two 57/08 humbuckers are housed in the body witn a PRS stoptail bridge.