Zak Jenkins

Guitar Specialist

Direct Line: (919) 794-7977

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A Quick Q&A with Zak

Where are you from originally?

I grew up in Burlington, Vermont


When did you first start playing music?

I started playing guitar at the age of 10, and I played my first gig at 13.


Bands or projects, now or in the past?

Breakfast of Superstars (Funk/Reggae/Afrobeat) and Indian Brook (pop-rock). I have also performed under my own name.


What gear is in your current rig?

I run an Italia LP style guitar through a Vox AC30. I also have a Mapex V-Series drumset with Zildjian K Custom cymbals, a Taylor 614CE acoustic, and an Airline Map Bass that I run through a Fender Rumble 500.


What’s on your wish list? What gear are you loving right now?

Sooo many things! At the top of my list are an Ernie Ball Music Man Bass, a Tom Anderson T style electric, and a Carr amp.


Which records have changed your life?

“Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles’ “White Album,” “Voodoo” by D’Angelo, and “The Abandoned Lullaby” by Icebird.


What’s on your personal and/or musical bucket list

#1 Go to White Castle. #2 Build my own guitar, amp, and pedal.


Zak’s Video Highlights

Zak’s Recent Customer Reviews

“When a part failed on my Eastman guitar, which I had purchased from Sound Pure several years ago, I contacted them and asked if they could get me the part. Zak got back to me almost immediately and asked me to send a picture of the failed part. When he received the pic he said he would have Eastman send me a replacement part ASAP. Just a few days later the part arrived – at NO COST to me. It’s a perfect fit and my guitar is back to normal. Zak was pleased to know Eastman had sent me the part and I’m very grateful to Zak for making it happen. Excellent service from Sound Pure.”

- James T

“I just bought my first Goodall guitar. I live in Texas and called Sound Pure after looking on their website. Zak helped me with my purchase and he went above and beyond by playing it and giving me his opinion. Zak earned them a customer of many more purchases. They are great folks. Thanks Zak, and thanks Sound Pure. This is the best guitar I’ve ever owned.”

- Michael W

Zak at Sound Pure has given me a positive customer experience in every way.  His knowledge of the product, almost immediate response to my inquiries, and follow through have left nothing wanting… I purchased my first guitar from them about a week ago – an Eastman AC422ce. The sound was so good that my wife suggested I buy another Eastman Guitar for investment. Imagine that! Who am I to argue? So I followed up with the purchase of an Eastman E40D-SB and I have to say, I could not be happier. As an owner of a 2017 Martin D42 and a 2018 Taylor 814ce DLX, the tone from these Eastman guitars is as good, or better. A slightly different voice from the other two but in a good way. WOW! Thumping bass, ringing trebles and the kind of sustain I have come to expect from high-end guitars. I highly recommend Zak and Sound Pure to you!

- Tom A

I recently purchased an Eastman E40D from Sound Pure in Durham, NC. The young man I dealt with, Zak Jenkins, was very helpful and knowledgeable. I would recommend Zak, or any of Sound Pure’s employees, to help with your musical interests. They are very professional and courteous, and will make you feel right at home when you visit.

- Scott S