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A distinctive model with active EMG pickups and signature features.

With scorching riffs and remarkable stage presence, Zakk Wylde has earned his reputation as heavy metal's premier lead guitarist. It's perhaps no surprise that he's now going from making great music to making great guitars at the head of his own company. The Wylde Audio Odin electric guitar is part of the first wave of models to come from this new company.

With nordic spirit this single cutaway is ready to seize the stage. The Odin offers the player one of Zakk's most elegant designs featuring a solid mahogany body with a set 3-piece maple neck. The bound ebony fretboard has a 24.6 in. scale and 14 in. radius with 22 extra jumbo frets, just the way Zakk likes it.

From Ozzy Osbourne, Pride and Glory, and now Black Label Society, Zakk has always used EMG active pickups and you'll find a pair onboard in the time-tested combination of EMG 85/81 that has helped define Zakk's sound. Gold hardware includes Grover tuners and locking tune-o-matic bridge. Case sold separately.

Details about the EMGs onboard
Although the EMG-85 pickup has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet-loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low end and a fatter top end. Because of a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup because it has loads of output but isn't muddy. It's a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge. 

The midrange has great definition and doesn't get foggy or muddy in the rhythm position. The EMG-85 works best if you like the natural distortion that comes from overdriving the front end of your amp. Under any condition, the humbucker responds accurately to your technique. 

The EMG-81 pickup is a high-output pickup designed especially for the lead guitarist. The 81 is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume. Whether you're playing power rock 'n' roll, or overdriving your amp, there's a razor sharp attack, and incredible sustain for brilliant soloing. If you're looking for exceptional qualities in a rock pickup, the EMG-81 is the one. 

Distortion during lead passages is consistent, sustain is long and the breakup fades smoothly. The ceramic magnet in combination with wide aperture steel poles lend a quick attack but the tone stays nice and fat at the same time. Perfect if you're the only guitarist in the band, and need to switch from rhythm to lead and still keep the band moving. Another great thing about the EMG-81 humbucker is it's quiet. If you're playing at really high gain the last thing you need is noise.

FEATURES
Body 
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Flame maple
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Zakk spec (Awesome)
Neck wood: Maple 3-piece
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.6"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Bound bony
Radius: 14"
Fret size: Extra jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Pearl block
Nut width: 1.69 in. (43mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: EMG-85
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: EMG 81
Brand: EMG
Active or passive pickups: Active
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: Yes
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic locking
Tailpiece: String thru body
Tuning machines: Grover
Color: Gold
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups, body binding 
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: South Korea

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Wylde AudioOdin Grail Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

Unique and Terrific

By Nick J.

from Missoula, MT

Pros

  • build
  • electronics
  • neck
  • paint
  • tuners

Cons

  • switch order
  • tail

Best Uses

  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Metal
  • Rhythm
  • Rock

Comments about Wylde Audio Odin Grail Electric Guitar:

It's the rare guitar that I feel I need to "get used to" before I can properly review it. The Odin Grail is that guitar. It's a guitar made for Zakk Wylde and it feels that way. It's got weight, size, and meat. The neck is thick, the extra-jumbo frets are EXTRA JUMBO, and the first time I picked it up I wasn't quite sure what to do with it.

I played this, the Blackout, and Redrum, and decided on this (the Crimson Gold Buzzsaw) even though the other two were more immediately easily playable. This guitar has a character I like and after two weeks of owning it and figuring out string gauges, etc... it might be my favorite guitar I've ever owned. I don't want to put it down.

If I could change anything about it it would be to switch the pots as they're kind of reversed from every other guitar I've played, but... it makes sense? I just prefer having the bridge pickup closer to me than the neck. I'm also not a HUGE fan of that little tail as it's taken me a while to find a good position where it doesn't stab me in the leg when playing sitting down.

I bought a Wylde Audio guitar because I want to support Zakk Wylde and see what he does next. But, man. I'm really impressed.

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5.0

Awesome axe! Loved it out of the box.

By Frustrated Rocker

from Studio City, CA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good feel
  • Good tone
  • Great quality hardware
  • Quality craftsmanship

Cons

  • None so far

Best Uses

  • Metal
  • Rock

Comments about Wylde Audio Odin Grail Electric Guitar:

First gear review ever. The quality of this baby compelled me to sit down and write this. I got the Genesis Bullseye, and the paint job is FLAWLESS. As is the rest of the craftsmanship. The neck feels great -- the jumbo frets give it an incredible feel. And the appointments on this thing are top notch -- they didn't skimp here. TonePros bridge and tailpiece (both locking), Zakk's preferred EMGs, Grover tuners and a GraphTech nut. The only thing I changed were the strings (it shipped with 10s -- I switched to 9s), and threw on some Dunlop Straploks. I kept expecting to find the "Oh, HERE'S where they cut corners" feature, but it just ain't there. I'm just really impressed with the thought and quality that went into this thing, especially with this being part of the first batch of guitars to come out of a brand new company. Very pleasantly surprised.

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5.0

Odin is an awesome guitar

By MetalRulz69

from Vero Beach, FL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Wylde Audio Odin Grail Electric Guitar:

    Absolutely Awesome! This guitar sounds and plays great. Required a little setup to get the tone just right but it is now perfect. The EMGs scream!!!

     
    2.0

    First & Only Guitar I've Ever Had To Return

    By Jay

    from NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Wylde Audio Odin Grail Electric Guitar:

      Based on the other reviews, I must have received a "Friday before a holiday" Odin Grail. I've been playing for 25+ years and this is the first and only guitar I've returned, for the following reasons:

      1. There were 1"-2" smears of the gold paint on the binding, beneath the clear coat, on the top side.
      2. Tuning posts were so short, only 1 wrap of the low E string would fit on the post.
      3. Nut was not flush to the end of the fingerboard, nor the headstock.
      4. Binding scraping looked like it was done in a hurry, with several uneven 90° corners, crimson paint in the seams between binding sections, and unevenness where pieces of body binding met.

      Overall, fit and finish did not meet the price tag. I've seen higher quality workmanship from Chinese-made Epiphones and Indonesian Fenders. Thought these Korean & Schecter-made Odin's would be a step above, but mine clearly wasn't.

      Returned it and will not be buying another, which is a shame because this guitar ticked a lot of categories for me (double body binding, active pickups, 24.75" scale, mahogany/maple, etc.).

      May want to put eyes on yours in a store before you buy it.

       
      5.0

      BECOME ZAKKK WYDLE!!!!

      By Zakkk Wydle

      from Seattle Wa

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Look just like Zakkk Wydle
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Doesn't make you play like Zakkk Wylde.

      Best Uses

      • Arena concerts
      • Looking cool
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Wylde Audio Odin Grail Electric Guitar:

      When i first pulled this beaut of of the box, tears came to my eyes. It was almost like being on stage for my favorite band Zakkk Wydle. I got the matching t shirt and custom guitar strap to go with the guitar. My custom guitar picks are still backordered. Once i have the complete setup, everyone will know how bad i want to be Zakkk Wydle. It all started when i tried yaeger for the first time, i just knew that deep down I wanted to be Zakkk Wydle. I knew i had to get this guitar before my beard grows in. This guitar is not for the faint hearted. Becoming Zakkk Wydle is a lifestyle. I love the EMG pickups for slaying riffs turned up to 11. The bullseye design ensures your neighbors know that you want to be zakkk wydle. Doesn't come with Zakkk Wydle's autograph.

       
      5.0

      Get this guitar!

      By K

      from Marion nc

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Wylde Audio Odin Grail Electric Guitar:

      Bad to the bone, sounds beautiful, solid well built guitar. Gibson quality. Great price. Had it within 3 days. Nuff said.

       
      5.0

      Wow

      By Warlockwarp

      from Hillsboro or

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Wylde Audio Odin Grail Electric Guitar:

      Great guitar out of the box no set up plays great beautiful guitar well worth the money,

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