New Gear Review: Diamond Guitars' Halcyon ZB


Diamond Guitars' Halcyon ZB models come in two colors and two configurations. The Halcyon ZB-FR Black Moonrise model is a flamed maple over a maple body with a maple set neck and ebony fingerboard. The Halcyon ZB-FR Kona Brown model features a flame maple over a mahogany body and a mahogany set neck also with an ebony fingerboard.

Both models have 24 frets, a 25.5-inch scale, a Floyd Rose bridge, Seymour Duncan Pegasus/Sentient pickups and striking custom inlays. Spanning the first to third frets is a Tibetan Flame encompassing a Double Dorje that matches the tattoo on Zoltan Barthory’s forearms.


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 Magazinebarryrudolph.com