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Dean Zelinsky Paisley Dellatera

Dean Zelinsky Paisley Dellatera, Nickel body?  ·  Source:

Z-Glide neck

Z-Glide neck  ·  Source:


The Paisley Dellatera is a new and fancy-looking engraved Telecaster-style guitar from Dean Zelinsky. Players can customise their own instrument when ordering, too.



While the Paisley Dellatera looks as though the body is engraved metal, the company have a new process for making the alder body look like an antiqued nickel finish. It’s an impressive illusion, albeit one that keeps the costs down considerably.


The engraved Paisley Dellatera comes with Zelinsky’s patented Z-Glide neck as standard, I saw these a few years ago and think it’s a really cool idea. I’m not sure what these feel like though, as have never got to try one. The neck has less friction, allegedly, with little pockets of wood removed to reduce rub while you play.

Z-Glide neck

Z-Glide neck

It looks really cool, though, and I really do want to try one out. I like new stuff and am all for trying out new things. I really love that faux nickel engraved finish, and combined with that Z-Glide neck this guitar looks like it could be a lot of fun to play. The only issue for me would be having to order it from the States and paying import fees. But then the guitar is pretty well priced to start with.


Players can customise their instrument with options like a rosewood fretboard or a different pickup configuration. I have listed the basic core guitar specifications below, but head over to their site to get the full rundown of options.

  • Canadian hard rock maple neck
  • Alder body
  • Antiqued Nickel finish body
  • 9.5” – 12” compound radius fingerboard
  • 20:1 locking tuners
  • Master volume and tone control with a 3-way switch
  • Zelinsky’s Hi-Tail single-coil bridge pickup and Broad-Tone neck single-coil pickup
  • Graphite nut and string retainer

RRP starting at USD $1299 plus shipping and taxes. 60 day build time.

Dean Zelinsky site



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