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Dimebag Darrell's tone has been the discussion topic of the day for years now. His tone, his look, his style is a major influence in the world of Hard Rock music. And now Washburn Guitars and Dime bring news to the legions of Metal fans that that the Southern Cross Limited Edition Guitar is now available. There will be 100 of these guitars made available to the public with the first going to you know who, himself.
The Southern Cross is a replica of the one that Dime used on the monumental Black Sabbath Tour, which tore down more than one house in the year that the monsters of metal destroyed the world.
Washburn starts with the traditional Dime 3 body style. The guitar body is built of the finest Brazilian Mahogany with an AAA Curly Maple top. The pieces are hand selected to be able to be finished in a clear lacquer, revealing the natural beauty of the woods. Inlaid in the lower treble bout is a Madagascar Ebony Maltese Cross inlaid with triangles of Paua Abalone on each tip. It matches the ebony fingerboard, which is inlaid with Maltese Cross abalone inlays. mahogany is the finest available and the Grover 18 to 1 tuners are a dream to use. It is complete with Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut for dive-bombing runs that don't mess with your intonation.
A Southern Cross pendant will come with every guitar. It is a smaller version of the same Maltese Cross, which is inlaid in the body using the same materials. It comes with a 30" heavy antique silver chain and is boxed in black velvet. Every Limited Edition guitar will come in its own special case with a unique certificate of authenticity signed by Dime.
For more information, visit their web site at www.washburn.com