Diamond Guitars will be unveiling the first ever Diamond Artist Signature Series, the Halycon ZB, at the 2015 NAMM Show this January in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Diamond Amplification, Inc’s Jeff Diamant commented:
“Working with Zoltan requires constantly pushing for the next level,” said Jeff Diamant. “He is an accomplished and successful guitar player, known for testing the limits in each and every way. Besides forming one of the world’s biggest rock bands, he frequently straps himself into fighter jets, races million dollars monster trucks, trains special operators in close-quarters combat, and earns medals in professional martial arts tournaments. It’s clear that he is at war with the word ‘impossible.’ As you may have guessed, when it comes to his gear, he has the highest expectations for the design and engineering. Not every company can keep up with his relentless quest of making things bigger, better, and faster. Inevitably he will break you or make you to break the sound barrier.”
The result of Diamant and Bathory’s research and development was the Halcyon ZB models, which will come in two colors with slightly different configurations. The first, the Halcyon ZB-FR Black Moonrise model, is a Flamed Maple over Maple body, Maple set neck with Ebony fingerboard, 24 fret, 25.5″ scale length, Floyd Rose bridge and Seymour Duncan Pegasus/Sentient pickup set, allowing players to use the thickest string gauge they want but retain clarity and ferocious tonality. The Halcyon ZB-FR Kona Brown model features a Flame Maple over Mahogany body, for a completely different and warmer feel, with Mahogany set neck and Ebony fingerboard with the aforementioned pickups and hardware configuration. The custom inlay on both models, spanning the first to third frets, is a Tibetan Flame encompassing a Double Dorje, which is also a tattoo on Bathory’s forearms. Symbolically a dorje represents the “thunderbolt of enlightenment,” that abrupt change in human consciousness, and coincidentally, the word also represents the diamond’s unique indestructible ability to cut any surface without harm to itself.
The new Halcyon ZB-FR models will be on display at the NAMM show in Diamond Guitars’ booth, Hall D Booth 3290, where customers will also have a chance to win one. As well, Seymour Duncan has announced the giveaway of one new Halcyon ZB-FR guitar model. Contest details can be found here.