|Formerly||DBZ Guitars, DBZ Diamond|
|Type||Privately held company|
|Founder||Dean Zelinsky, Jeff Diamant, Terry Martin|
|Products||Electric guitars, amplifiers, pickups|
Diamond Guitars is an American guitar manufacturer owned and operated by Mountain High Holdings LLC, Jason Struble, the president and 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 2013 with their corporate headquarters located in Houston,Texas. The company was purchased and moved to Muncie, Indiana in August of 2018.
In 2018, Diamond brought a new artist relation director on board, Dennis "Dr. Diamond" Spencer. Under Spencer, the brand saw new artists come to the roster such as nostalgic rockers Bryan Bassett of Foghat and Wild Cherry, Charlie Huhn of Foghat, English rock band Humble Pie, as well as rock band Cold.Dan V of the closet rockers
The company has a full line of electric guitars, both import and US-made, that include the DBZ Bolero, Barchetta, Cavallo, Imperial, Royale, and Hailfire 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
Artists that uses/have used Diamond guitars are:
- Zoltan Bathory of (Five Finger Death Punch).[note 1]
- Virus (Big & Rich, Dope, Lords of Acid, Rock of Ages) [note 2]
- Tommy Kessler (Blondie/Rock of Ages) [note 3]
- Chris Caffery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) [note 4]
- Lewis de Jong (Alien Weaponry) [note 5]
- Jared Mullins (Heavy Glow/Holy Roller Baby) [note 6]
- John Corabi
- Sal Costa (My Darkest Days)
- Wayne Sweeny (Saliva)
- Yuji Inoue (Girl Next Door)
- Brett Scallions (Fuel)
- Jason Krause (Kid Rock)
- Jerry Becker (Train)
- Stevie Salas (Rod Stewart Mick Jagger George Clinton)
- Dave Pino (Powerman 5000)
- Adam Zadel (SOiL)
- Mike Scaccia (Ministry)
- Olaf Paskarbeit (Dimple Minds)
- Jim Karika (Solo Artist)
- Cassandra Chiles (Giant Kitty)
- Baxter Barber (Que Fuerte)
- Casey Waldner (Giant Kitty)
- Tommy Church (Mushroomhead)
- Andrei Bojoga (Hiraeth)
- 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-
- Virus switched from Dean Guitars to DBZ Guitars in 2008, he uses the Bird of Prey, Cavallo, Bolero Calavera, and Imperial.
- 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.
- During the Spring 2011 Beethoven's Last Night tour Chris used two Cavallo Models one jet black and one natural maple.
- 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.
- He uses a series of Renegade STs.
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