Diamond Guitars

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Diamond Guitars
Formerly
DBZ Guitars
Privately held company
IndustryMusical instrument
Founded2008; 11 years ago (2008)
FounderDean Zelinsky, Jeff Diamant, Terry Martin
Headquarters,
United States
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsElectric guitars, amplifiers, pickups
OwnerJeff Diamant and Terry Martin
DivisionsDiamond Amplification
Websitediamondguitars.com

Diamond Guitars is an American guitar manufacturer owned and operated by Mountain High Holdings LLC, Jason Struble president & CEO along with Jeff Diamant of Diamond Amplification. Former Dean Guitars founder and owner Dean Zelinsky was a co-owner from 2008 until his departure in 2012. He left the company to form his current brand, Dean Zelinsky Private Label.

Formerly known as "DBZ Guitars", and later, "DBZ Diamond", Diamond Guitars was officially formed in 2008 with their corporate headquarters located in Muncie Indiana.

Guitar Models[edit]

Logo under the old denomination, "DBZ Guitars"
DBZ Guitars exhibited at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee

The company has a full line of electric guitars, both import and USA made, that include the DBZ Bolero, Barchetta, Cavallo, Imperial, Royale, and Hailfire Series.

For heavy metal and hard rock, DBZ Diamond has their Bird of Prey, Venom and Halcyon Series.

DBZ/Diamond have manufactured a wide range of electric and acoustic guitars as well as bass guitars, some of them are:

  • DBZ Barchetta
  • DBZ Bird of Prey
  • DBZ Bolero
  • DBZ Bolero "Croc Skin"
  • DBZ Cavallo
  • DBZ Cavallo "Peacemaker"
  • DBZ Halcyon
  • DBZ Imperial
  • DBZ Imperial Aliento
  • DBZ Mondial
  • DBZ Royale
  • DBZ Tuscan
  • DBZ Venom
  • DBZ Venom "Snake Skin"
  • DBZ Verona

Musicians[edit]

Artists that uses/have used Diamond guitars are:[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ It was announced in November 2014 that DBZ Diamond teamed up with Bathory to create the company's first ever signature model guitars. Although Zoltan has made the switch to Diamond/DBZ guitars in 2014, he goes way back with Diamond – he's used their amplifiers for over a decade. A lesser known fact is that Zoltan designed DBZ's popular Bird Of Prey, Venom and Halcyon guitars-[2]
  2. ^ Virus switched from Dean Guitars to DBZ Guitars in 2008, he uses the Bird of Prey, Cavallo, Bolero Calavera, and Imperial.
  3. ^ Cavallo AB in White is used as Tommy's main guitar in Rock of Ages on Broadway. On tour this summer with Blondie he will be using a USA Imperial Aliento.[3]
  4. ^ During the Spring 2011 Beethoven's Last Night tour Chris used two Cavallo Models one jet black and one natural maple.
  5. ^ Lewis uses 2 DBZ Bolero's in Sibirian Quilt and white and 2 DBZ Imperial's (Black and Burgundy) all with the original cast inset DBZ logos from the Dean Zelinsky period.
  6. ^ He uses a series of Renegade STs.

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