New Gear Review: Dean Zelinsky Guitars LaVoce


Dean Zelinsky’s latest is the LaVoce, and it solves a common issue for the gigging musician: carrying multiple guitars to handle hum-bucking tones, single-coil sounds and acoustic songs.

The LaVoce has a 5-pickup system based around the SideKick pickup technology that puts a true single-coil and humbucker in the same package. The high fidelity piezoelectric bridge pickup completes Dean’s “Working Musician” concept with acoustic sounds for live stage.

The LaVoce is ultra-thin, lightweight (7-pounds)—the edge thickness of the custom carved, maple-topped mahogany body is 1⁄2-inch. The LaVoce includes Zelinsky’s patented Z-GlideTM Reduced Friction Neck, making this sonic gem truly effortless to play. The LaVoce starts at $787 and is sold only online.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com