Author Archives: Chrissy Mauck

Marty Friedman Introduces his Jackson Signature Model at NAMM

Marty Friedman’s new signature USA and X Series MF-1 guitars officially debuted at the 2017 NAMM show in Anaheim, Calif. Of course, Friedman has been playing his single-cutaway Jackson guitars live out on the road for some time now, and … Continue reading

Jackson Releases New USA Signature Limited Edition Mick Thomson Soloist

Jackson unveiled the new USA Signature Limited Edition Mick Thomson Soloist™ guitar. Slipknot lead guitarist Mick Thomson is one of metal’s most successful and revered players.  His game changing, take-no-prisoners approach to metal guitar has influenced countless musicians worldwide, while … Continue reading

New Jackson Signature Models Are Some of the Craziest Dreams Coming True for Gus G.

Greek guitar hero Gus G. still remembers the moment his nine-year-old self was hooked by the electric guitar, courtesy of Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive. “My dad just had this vinyl collection which was mainly Greek music but when he … Continue reading

Misha Mansoor Was Blown Away By His New Pro Series Guitars

Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor has been so enamored with this USA signature Juggernauts that he was a bit skeptical at first about rolling out his new for 2017 Pro Series models. However, the Jackson team quickly secured his confidence. “I … Continue reading

Metal Month Masterclass Lessons with Gus G.

Toontrack recently rolled out weekly lesson videos featuring Greek guitar phenom Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind). These Metal Masterclass packages offer some of the secrets behind his tone and technique, while covering arpeggios, phrasing, alternate picking and chord inversions. Check out … Continue reading

Jackson Speed Round with Machine Head’s Phil Demmel

Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel puts his “shred” skills to the test in this latest round of Jackson Speed Round. Any bets on the one celebrity he would freak out to meet?  Or what his guilty pleasure album might be? … Continue reading