Guitar Designer and Builder Dean Zelinsky Announces a ‘Buy One, Give One’ Partnership with Guitars for Vets



Legendary Guitar Designer and Builder Dean Zelinsky
Announces a ‘Buy One, Give One’ Partnership with Guitars for Vets
With Every Purchase of a G4V Tagliare, an Identical Guitar
Will Be Donated to a Veteran - 'Buy One, Give One'

Chicago, IL (September 30, 2014) - Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars, in conjunction with Guitars for Vets (G4V), a non-profit organization that provides free guitars and lessons to veterans struggling with post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), announced today the release of the official Guitars For Vets Guitar. With every purchase of this commemorative guitar at the Dean Zelinsky Guitars website the company will donate a second identical guitar to a veteran enrolled in the G4V program.

“When you buy the G4V Tagliare, you can feel good about putting a fine guitar in the hands of someone who sacrificed so much for our country,” said Dean Zelinsky. “We hope many artists and musicians alike will fly the flag of G4V by purchasing and playing these unique guitars. They can be proud that through their support, veterans will be receiving guitars, lessons and therapy through music.”

Six strings of separation may be all that stands between an injured American hero and their journey toward recovery,” said G4V founder, Patrick Nettesheim. “By purchasing this guitar, you are bringing the healing power of music to someone that has sacrificed for our country. It’s simply rockers helping out those who rock!”

On sale now, the G4V Tagliare is based off of Dean’s standard Tagliare model and features high-end electronics, hardware and materials. It comes in a choice of four high-gloss finishes: Military Green, Navy Blue, Crimson Red and Vintage White with a retail price of $369. The guitar is only available online at or at Zelinsky’s Chicago-area showroom.

The G4V program consists of 10-weeks of free guitar lessons designed to engage veterans suffering from PTSD, known as “the invisible wounds of war.” Those who complete the lessons receive a free guitar. To date, G4V has completed over 20,000 guitar lessons and distributed over 2,000 guitars to Veterans. Veterans enrolled in the G4V program at any of the 40 chapters nationwide will be identified who might benefit from receiving this special edition G4V Tagliare guitar. With the addition of this new Dean Zelinsky Guitars For Vets Program, G4V plans to increase these numbers and help to heal many more veterans through the power of music.

About Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars:

Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars is the creation of master guitar builder Dean Zelinsky. Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars represents the crowning point of Zelinsky’s 30 plus years as a guitar designer to the stars. The Dean Zelinsky Private Label guitar collection includes the Tagliare, StrettaVita and Zenyatta. Selected models feature new guitar technology options, such as his patented Z-GlideTM (Reduced Friction) Neck. Celebrated guitarists such as ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, Michael Schenker, Sammy Hagar, Elliot Easton of The Cars, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Heart’s Nancy Wilson, Leslie West, Kerry Livgren of Kansas, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and scores of others have all played guitars designed and built by Zelinsky. Now, musicians can buy the same quality instrument direct from the man who created such luminary guitars.

The company has a USA facility in the Chicago, IL suburbs, offshore manufacturing and worldwide distribution. Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars range from $369 to $6,000.
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About Guitars for Vets:

Guitars for Vets (G4V) was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2007 and currently operates over 40 chapters in more than 20 states with the assistance of hundreds volunteers nationwide. Over the past six years, the organization has refined a guitar instruction program aimed at providing Veterans struggling with PTSD and other emotional distress into a unique therapeutic alternative. G4V pursues its mission to share the healing power of music by providing free guitar instruction, a new acoustic guitar and a guitar accessory kit in a structured program run by volunteers, primarily through Veterans Administration (VA) facilities and community-based Vet centers. Veterans are provided weekly private guitar lessons designed to accommodate each student individually based on physical and/or emotional challenges. To date, G4V has completed over 20,000 guitar lessons and distributed over 2,000 guitars to Veterans. To learn more, visit

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