2005

November – Guitar Buyer (UK) New Zemaitis on front cover, 5 page review and a poster of a Pearl Front

November – Tony Zemaitis Junior and Danny O’Brien visit the major Japanese Music Fair at Yokohama. Zemaitis International have a major stand at the show. Tony and Danny report that there were also a few original Zemaitis guitars in the Vintage section. Tony and Danny also spend some time helping Zemaitis International ‘fine tune’ the new range of guitars which as they say “Are looking, playing and sounding really good”

November – Hard Rock Treasures DVD released. It features a look at the memorabilia owned by the world famous restaurant chain. One of the scenes filmed involves Peter Frampton getting back his Zemaitis metal front, he said he always regretted swapping it. The Hard Rock Cafe display a number of Zemaitis instruments, but this was the only one to be featured in the DVD.

October – Guitarist (US) run major feature on the new Zemaitis guitars giving a very favourable review

October – Guitar & Bass (UK) magazines Private Collection features Keith Smart’s collection including his Zemaitis guitars

September – Guitar Player (US) Vintage Vaults has great article on Tony Zemaitis and shows copies of some of his letters to the magazine. It also has a good review of a new Zemaitis Disc Front

September – Young Guitar (Japan) cover DVD has Zakk Wylde playing his new Zemaitis

May – James Honeyman-Scott’s (The Pretenders) Zemaitis guitar was auctioned by Bonham & Butterfields

January – Vintage Guitar (US) review new Zemaitis Metal Front