Full Compass Partners With Dean Zelinsky Guitars
Guitar maker Dean Zelinsky has chosen Full Compass as its first United States retailer. Beginning Nov. 1, Full Compass began selling a number of electric guitar models from the Dean Zelinsky line, including the Tagliare, StrettaVita and Mule Bass.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dean Zelinsky Guitars to the Full Compass family of brands," said Dana O'Brien, vice president of merchandising at Full Compass. "As Dean Zelinsky Guitars first-ever U.S. retailer, we are very proud to be offering Zelinsky's legendary high quality, high value guitars to our customers."

Zelinsky is the founder of Dean Guitars and has been building guitars for more than 40 years. His pieces have been played by rock legends, including Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Dimebag Darrell of Pantera, Michael Schenker, Nancy Wilson of Heart, Rik Emmett of Triumph, Elliot Easton of The Cars, Sammy Hagar and Trent Reznor.

Zelinsky said his latest venture, Dean Zelinsky Guitars, is a move into "boutique" craftsmanship on more traditional designs.

"I've gone back to my guitar designing roots," Zelinsky said. "Furthermore, it's been my job to deliver the best guitar for the money. I want to continue to offer the most guitar at great prices, and that's where Full Compass comes in. It's a strategic alliance. We are boutique and custom, and we want to roll out our new products through music stores that understand our unique value. Full Compass meets the criteria by being family-owned, and focused on quality and price."