Dr. Z amplifiers are the brainchild of Michael D. Zaite (MD Zaite = “Dr. Z”) who worked as a medical electronic engineer for G.E. for several years before founding Dr. Z amps in 1994 after providing Joe Walsh with several SRZ-65 amplifiers. The rest, as they say, is history.
Dr. Z offers several guitar amps that are defined by the “trinity of sound” in guitar amplification – Fender, Vox, and Marshall. Not that Z directly mimics these storied amplifiers. Rather, they serve as the template for his new, classically inspired designs.
While not inexpensive, Dr. Z amps are surprisingly affordable for hand-wired “boutique” guitar amplifiers. Popular models include the MAZ-18 NR, MAZ-38, Route 66, Prescription ES, Stang Ray, and SRZ-65.