Gibson originally produced their Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz-Tone pedal in 1962. The pedal became massively popular after The Rolling Stones used it on their 1963 single “Satisfaction,” and again after “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in 1965. The FZ-1 saw a few different iterations between 1962 and 1968, including the FZ-1B with a circuit designed by Robert Moog, before eventually getting retired. There was a reissue of the Maestro FZ-1A Fuzz-Tone in the ’90s but that was it.
Well, except for on January 18 of this year when it looks like Gibson will be announcing a reissue of the classic pedal. Nothing substantial is known at the moment aside from the teaser video below and splash page here, both of which prominently display the classic Maestro pedal logo and tagline “The Legendary Shaper of Sounds Returns.”
So stay tuned!