Modern Electric/Heavy Metal Guitars

Wylde Audio Odin Grail Crimson Gold Buzz Saw. Zakk Wylde has really come up with designs that take the Les Paul to the next level. These pieces are heavier and thicker, especially in the neck, but the returns on playing are amazing! New favorite!
Wylde Audio Odin Grail in gangrene blue. This is the exact style of the above crimson Odin, yet the guitar weighs almost one pound less and the neck is not as thick. Strange, but still great! Anything Zakk Wylde is cool!
Wylde Audio Odin Grail. This is exactly matched to the specs of the gangrene piece above. Just about one pound lighter than the crimson Grail and a slightly slimmer neck. Although, the neck is thicker than regular electrics.
2016 X-Mas from girlfriend....Zakk Wylde left Gibson to start his own brand and I have to say, it is pretty cool! EMG 81/85's and Floyd Rose tremelo. The neck is thicker than a prewar L-50! Awesome piece!
2010 Gibson Custom Shop Zakk Wylde Flying V. Only 300 made. If you like Zakk Wylde, you have to have one! EMG 81/85, Floyd Rose Tremelo and ebony fretboard make this a quality piece!
Gibson Zakk Wylde Vertigo. Very similar in build to the Epiphone Zakk Wyldes. The neck is thicker and peghead more flared. I swapped active EMG 81/85 for Wylde Vertigo EMG 81/85 pickups. They sound the same, but the design is awesome!
Zakk Wylde Bullseye Guitar with upgraded Zakk Wylde (81,85)EMG's. After owning many Wylde pieces, these EMG's have a more crisp and defined attack in the gain.
Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul and Pee Wee. The passive EMG HZ pickups, horrible, but I swapped them for Seymour Duncan SH-13 bridge and SH-1n 59 model neck pickup (think Dimebag, Pantera). These pickups are very tight and not too distorted!
Update as of 3/8/16 I have now installed two White Active EMG 81TW Dual Mode (single coil and humbucker) pickups. Bridge and neck are fitted with push/pull knobs to select single or humbucker, creating capacity for four different tones!
Epiphone Zakk Wylde Buzzsaw from 2005. Zakk now has Wylde Audio, thus Epiphone no longer makes any of his designs. I swapped the passive EMG HZ's for active ltd. ed. EMG Buzzsaw 81/85. Emg casing is etched metal and very cool with the complimentary buzzsa
hone Zakk Wylde Camoflauge. Comes with EMG Active 81(B) 85(N). I hunted for years and finally found the EMG ltd. ed. version of the camo pickups. Very cool piece!
Epiphone Zakk Wylde Rebel Flag Relic. This piece started as an Epiphone Les Paul and 'aged' properly. Loaded with EMG 81,85) pickups.
Reverse-side of the Zakk Wylde Relic...many of these pieces try to come close to the real Wylde piece, but this is almost 'spot-on' with the decals on the back.
Epiphone Zakk Wylde Graveyard Disciple. Part of my Wylde collection, this includes passive EMG HZ's and coffin case. One difference, besides the shape of this piece, is the Floyd Rose Tremelo. Great guitar!
Another awesome Christmas gift from my girlfriend(best person in the entire world!) a 2016 Gibson Firebird. This keeps true to tone with traditional mini-humbuckers and keeps in tune with Steinberger Gearless Tuners! Great for blues bends!!!!
42nd birthday gift from my awesome girlfriend is the limited edition ESP/LTD Slayer Seasons In The Abyss Guitar! Limited to 300 made in 2013 and possessing EMG 81(B)/85(N), it proudly finds its way into my guitar playing interests!
A company I have worked for for a long time! It is fitting to have one of these corporate guitars hanging on the wall! For a Takamine, it is AWESOME!
Ibanez RG9QM 9-String. Sort of a novel idea...Some folks think they are useless, but the low C# adds more possibilities. Tuned: E,B,G,D,A,E,B,F#,C#.
8-String Schecter Hellraiser. Tuning F#/B/E/A/D/G/B/E (.09/.11/.17/.30/.42/.52/.64/.74). Factory active EMG 808's(sound muddy with no definition) and were changed to EMG 57-8 (B) and 66-8 (N) for real clarity and punch. Floyd Rose 1000 bridge.
Gibson 2015 Limited Edition Explorer. Dirty Fingers Pickups are awesome on this piece!
Gibson 2013 Michael Shenker of The Scorpians. Great tone with the bridge '57 Classic Plus pickup.
Gibson 2008 Reverse Flying V. It came with two '57 Classic pickups. The sound was muddy, so changing the bridge to a Gibson '57 Classic Plus fixed the lead tones.
Gibson 2008 Guitar of the Month Les Paul Push-tone System. Stock pickups: Burstbucker & B-Plus, two P-90's and I wired an Angus Young Signature and '57 Classic Plus. Simply press the pickup out of the back of guitar and pop another one in.
Gibson's SG Standard Angus Young Model. Angus Young pickup in the bridge which is tight and not too distorted. Regular '57 Classic in the neck.
Dean Dixie of Dimebag's classic ML shapes. Same pickups (Seymour Duncan SH-13/SH1n 59 neck)as the ones I installed in the Zakk Wylde model...Dimebuckers are a classic!
B.C. Rich Bitch Double Neck. Heavy, but plays well.
My B.C. Rich Kerry King Wartribe collection. These have great shapes and fit very well to any playing style.
B.C. Rich Kerry King Wartribe 7-String. Swapped the original 81-7/707 EMG's for an EMG 81-7X bridge and EMG 707-TWX neck & kept the PA2. Sound is more pronounced. Lower end has clarity. The look and feel of this piece is thick and heavy for solid playing!
Slayer's Kerry King B.C. Rich Wartribe Guitar. Maple neck-through design and active EMG 81/85's(these pickups are awesome and are even better with the added PA2 Gain switch). Kahler tremolo system is cool.
B.C. Rich Warlock Custom 'Broken Mirror'. Stock pickups are always horrible, so I soldered in a pair of Seymour Duncan Dimebag Pickups to change to tone. These guitars are made cheap, but if the pickups are changed, they actually play very well!!!!
The cheap B.C. Rich Kerry King version. Bolt on neck (which actually feels great). I changed the cheap pickups for 2 EMG X's. EMG 81-X & EMG 85-X. The clarity/gain from an EMG X is more defined than reg. EMG's.
Jackson's 30th year anniversary Randy Rhoad's RR5FR model. Several colors were produced, but only 30 of each exist. This one is #13. I like it so much that I have never even plugged it in!
ESP LTD Kirk Hammett KH-602. Kirk's EMG 81/81 specs make this piece sound amazing. Just changed pickups to the new Glen Tipton (Judas Priest) Red GTV EMG 81's(N/B). These 81's use ceramic and steel pole pieces for a more focused and less distorted sound!
Kirk's Ouija Board Guitar. ESP LTD model is just like the KH-602, but has cool graphics. Active EMG 81/81's round-out this great guitar.
ESP LTD Screaming Skull. A little different from the George Lynch model, it has a single active EMG 81 in the bridge. This is just enough to give it that metal edge!
The headless Steinberger model. If you are looking for a travel guitar, this is it. It is very small, but has 24 frets. I installed a Gibson Angus Young, hot, wax potted IMAS-NH nickel plated pickup and it is perfect!
A cheap pawn shop guitar, this Samick has logged in several thousand hours. Stock bridge pickup traded for Bill Lawrence USA L500XL. The new pickup adds a new level for aggressive playing.
Here's a novel one....Fretlight. Plug it into a computer and the fretboard lights up while playing a song. Great decoration!
Squire's Hello Kitty Guitar. Don't laugh, it plays better than some of the pieces on this site!
The last of the Hello Kitty collection. These play just like a Fender and are pretty cool!
A Dean bass. Actually purchased for my girlfriend. It still is part of the collection!
Fender 12 string acoustic/electric. This piece packs some very nice bright tones! Only Fender in the collection...I try to stick to just Gibson.