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Instruments currently built in Raleigh, NC and China (Zion By Design). Previously produced in Greensboro, NC. Zion has been producing guitars since 1980. Distributed by Zion Guitar Technology of Raleigh, NC.
Luthier Ken Hoover founded Zion Guitar Technology in 1980, after six years of repairs, restorations, and custom building experience. In 1983, Zion was commissioned by Guitar Player magazine to build the Silver Bird model that was featured on the cover - and commissioned again in 1991 to build the Burning Desire model for cover art. Hoover has worked with such artists as Phil Keaggy and Ty Tabor (King's X), as well as custom builders such as Joe Barden and Pat Wilkins.
Zion guitars have been famous for their high quality and amazing custom finishes, and the Zion guitar staff maintains an output of forty to fifty guitars a month. From 1980 to 1993, the peghead logo had block lettering and triangular wings. In 1994, Zion redesigned their peghead logo to feature a bold signature look, with a large Z. In the mid-2000s, Zion released a line of Chinese-built guitars called "Zion By Design" that are affordable Zion guitars designed by Zion engineers but produced in China. For more information, contact Zion directly or visit their website.

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