Famous luthiers – 7

Dean Zelinsky

Dean Zelinsky is an American luthier, born in 1957. He is the founder of Dean Guitars (1977) and DBZ Guitars (2008). His parents owned a very successful business, but his life got harder after his father died in a plane crush.

Among the famous artists using Dean’s guitars we can mention: Iron Maden, Def Leppard, The Doobie Brothers and Triumph. Even the 2008 US presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, owns a Dean Guitar.

He started by fixing and re-building old guitars. In order to better understand what he really wants from an instruments, he learnt how to play a classic and an electric guitar.

Dean Zelinsky este un lutier American, nascut in 1957. El este fondatorul a Dean Guitars (1977) si a DBZ Guitars (2008). Parintii sai aveau o afacere de succes, insa viata lui Dean a devenit mult mai grea dupa moartea tatalui sau intr-un accident de aviatie.

Printre artistii faimosi care folosesc chitarile lui Dean, putem mentiona: Iron Maden, Def Leppard, The Doobie Brothers si Triumph. Chiar si candidatul din 2008 la presedintia SUA, Mike Huckabee, are o chitara Dean.

A inceput prin repararea si restaurarea unor chitari vechi. Pentru a intelege mai bine ce vrea cu adevarat de la un instrument, a invatat cum sa cante la o chitara clasica si la una electrica.

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