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ZON SONUS' LIGHTWAVE' BASS CHOSEN BY SEATTLE MUSIC EXPERIENCE (EMP) FOR
GUITAR GALLERY EXHIBIT
Museum to feature instrument as part of permanent collection showcasing
innovation and milestones in the evolution of guitar.
Redwood City, CA-November 26, 2001 - Zon Guitars, a leading innovator
manufacturer of guitars and basses, today announced the installation of
Sonus Lightwave Bass in the Guitar Gallery at Seattle Music Experience
(EMP), the one-of-a-kind music museum devoted to interactive and
interpretive exhibits focused on popular American music.
The bass has been acquired for inclusion in EMP's permanent display in
museum, which contains a unique and rare collection of guitars, marking
incremental evolution of the instrument throughout history. The
5-string Sonus acquired by EMP features a composite neck and ash with
quilted maple body. The bass is powered by the LightWave infrared pickup
system that utilizes its optical pickup by emitting a beam of infrared
across the width of the string to sense the movement at the bridge, the
of greatest harmonic content.
"We're thrilled the Sonus Lightwave is included in the
Joseph M. Zon, President of Zon Guitars. "Our goal is to push
music instrumentation, and in bass specifically, through the design and
development of our products. The EMP exhibit is an excellent resource to
connect with musicians and interested visitors looking to better
the continuing evolution of the guitar."
According to EMP Senior curator Chris Bruce, "The Sonus bass,
innovative design and integration of the LightWave pickup system, is key
the collection as it represents significant advances that contribute to
world of instrument design. The Zon Sonus Lightwave bass deserves to be
included in the historical continuum represented in the exhibit. "
About Zon Guitars
Founded in 1987, Zon Guitars manufactures high-quality bass guitars and
related products for musicians worldwide. Zon brands include the Legacy
Sonus bass product lines and UltraSonic Strings and accessories. Founded
Joseph M. Zon, the company operates from corporate headquarters in
City, CA. More information about Zon Guitars can be found at
About Experience Music Project
Dedicated to exploring creativity and innovation in American popular
EMP is a new kind of museum that strives to capture and reflect the
of rock 'n' roll, its roots in jazz, soul, gospel, country and the
well as rock music's influence on hip-hop, punk and other recent genres.
total sensory experience awaits visitors inside EMP's dynamic structure.
Patrons can make their own music, see and learn about rare artifacts and
memorabilia from EMP's collection of more than 80,000 items, explore
musical milestones within unique interpretive exhibits, and discover the
power and joy of music in all its forms. Founded by investor and
philanthropist Paul G. Allen, under the direction of co-founder Jody
and designed by architect Frank O. Gehry, the 140,000-square-foot
multi-colored and "swoopy" museum rises up in the heart of the
Seattle Center and provides visitors a musical experience unparalleled
anywhere in the world. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EMP opened on
June 23, 2000 and is online at www.empsfm.org.
Zon and Sonus are registered trademarks of Zon Guitars.