New Gear Review: Dean Zelinsky Guitars Dellatera

The Dellatera is Zelinsky’s rendition of a classic guitar that appeals to country, blues and rock players. This is a classic single-cut style with single-coils and Zelinsky’s patented Z-Glide neck that reduces friction using a laser-textured design for over 70% of the neck’s rear surface. A little space between a player’s hands and the back of the neck makes gliding up and down the neck super smooth.

The Dellatera custom features a stylishly contoured alder body with beautiful flame maple top, but you can choose from 10 different finishes, various pick guards and pickup options and hardware packages. Options include: rosewood or maple fingerboard, Z-Glide neck options and SideKick pickups in the neck, middle or bridge position.

Dellatera comes stock with a rock hard Canadian maple neck, compound radius finger- board, locking tuners, Zelinsky’s Hi-Tail single-coil bridge pickup and broad-tone neck single-coil, master volume, tone control, 3-way switch, graphite nut and string retainer.

Prices start at $499.

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.