Ben Varon / Oceanhoarse
Born In:Helsinki, Finland
Guitar Influences:Slash, Nuno Bettencourt, Randy Rhoads, Dimebag Darrell, Zakk Wylde, Eddie Van Halen and Roope Latvala
Did You Know?Varon is largley a self-taught guitarist.
Prior to Oceanhoarse, Varon was a founding member of Finnish progressive metal outfit Amoral. He started the band in 1997 when he was just 14 years old with classmate and drummer Juhana Karlsson.
The Finnish Metal Awards named Varon one of the top Finnish metal musicians in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
On His Jackson Gear
"Ever since I started playing at age 11, Jackson guitars were the goal. After my Strat copy, my second guitar was an entry level RR, and I've been with Jackson ever since. I love everything about these guitars. The sound, the feel, the look, the logo, the sharkfin inlays, the headstock and the history. Jackson truly is THE hard rock and heavy metal guitar brand!" -Ben Varon
USA Select Warrior™ WR1, Ebony Fingerboard, Snow WhiteView