Dweezil Zappa, musician and son of Frank Zappa, is to open up an official Reverb.com storefront this week, selling a number of unique guitars, pedals, amplifiers and more. A portion of the shop’s proceeds will go towards the charity Feeding America.
Notably, one of the guitars up for sale is the one played by Zappa in the video for the Don Johnson track Heartbeat – a green hot-rodded Charvel S-type. Alongside the guitar, you’ll also get the suit Zappa wore in the video. Zappa noted that the video itself is a prime example of 1980s cheese, describing it as “perhaps the most hated video of all time … it’s often ranked as the worst video ever made.”
The guitar was also featured prominently on the cover of Zappa’s album Havin’ A Bad Day.
Alongside this, a number of custom-built guitars will go up for sale. You can see one of these below, complete with a vibrant, tiling multicolour pattern converting the entire guitar – including the fretboard.
The other, which you can see in Reverb’s official video below, features an illustration from Frank Zappa’s 1979 record Sheik Yerbouti, and was built by Neal Moser. Reverb’s video below also features Dweezil discussing several other of the instruments that will be offered by his official store.
The store goes live this Wednesday (27 January). You can sign up to be notified, and see more of what will be up for sale, here.
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