Zakk Wylde's Heritage H-150CM Les Paul
Zakk Wylde is a favorite of mine. He is a very talented player. His playing style is different then any one else's. So far he has managed to avoid being cloned by the record industry, but it will soon happen. In 1987 Ozzy hired Zakk. Oz didn't want someone to fill Jake or Randy's shoes. He wanted something different. He had many pretty boy shredders come in with Jackson V's and pretty guitars. Bt when Zakk showed up with his beat up Les Paul and a Marshall turned to 11, he blew Oz away with his sound and uniqueness. After there first album "No Rest for the Wicked" it was all down hill for Ozzy. Ozzy just plain and simple got old. His taste in music go soft and he worried about selling records (No More Tears and Ozzmoisis).
Zakk's musical taste changed too. He wanted to get back to his childhood roots of Skynyard and the Allman Brother's. He formed his own band called "Pride and Glory". He did an acoustic based solo album call "Book of Shadows". Now he has his own powerful metal band called "Black Label Society". Zakk sings and does the guitar work. Definitely his best work so far. We have three B.L.S. records and are hoping for more!!
This Heritage Les Paul was used in the Pride and Glory days most likely. I am not sure of the history let. The head stock has been busted off. I am not sure if that is why Zakk got rid of it or it might of happened after he gave it away. Here are two pictures of Zakk with it. I'll have to met up with Zakk and ask him what the deal is on it. If you have or know where any more pics of him are with this guitar, or any back ground on it, please let me know . Thanks
Full shot of the front Close up of the front Full shot of the back Close up of the back
Close up of the front of the head stock Close up of the crack in the head stock
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