Zemaitis guitars were initially born out of the London blues and folk scene of the 1960s, with the guitars quickly gaining a reputation for their outstanding build quality. Luthier Tony Zemaitis went on to produce instruments for the likes of Eric Clapton, Ronnie Lane, Ron Wood and George Harrison, and have become regarded as some of the most unique and best made luthier built guitars on the vintage market, with his pearl and metal creations being particularly recognisable.
Zemaitis guitars went on to be licensed to be manufactured in Japan by the same company that produces Greco instruments, although a US based custom shop is maintained and still produces some beautiful, hand engraved instruments. This 2011 MF501 is a fantastic example, constructed from a Honduras mahogany body and neck and featuring the typically ornate metal front plate, with custom hand engraving and bearing the A.C. Zemaitis makers name in honour of the companies founder.
This guitar is in excellent, all original condition and has been given a full service by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.