"Zoot Suit Riot! Throw back a bottle of beer!" I can't help but sing that Cherry Poppin' Daddies song when I hear Zoot Suit. Check out Gibson USA's latest creation!
The body of the Zoot Suit features a brand new body built with multiple birch wood laminate pieces (each one approximately .075” thick), each dyed with a different color then compressed and bonded together to form one solid block of wood. No paint is used. Each body is given two coats of satin nitrocellulose lacquer.
The average weight of a Zoot Suit body is 5.7 lbs, which is slightly heavier than normal but actually creates more balance, a solid feel, and brighter tones that prove compatible with the pickup configuration.