It all started in 1982, when one man’s love of Metal led to the creation of a music industry powerhouse that’s still ascending to unprecedented heights today. Navigating many changes in the business of music distribution, from small-batch cassette tapes promoted through word-of-mouth, through the digital revolution, Brian Slagel never lost sight of true north on his compass. His vision, which continues to bring an incredible roster of talent to metalheads around the world, never wavered. Consider just a few of the bands that have albums on Metal Blade: Slayer, Corrosion of Conformity, Ratt, Bitch, Cirith Ungol, and Metallica. This man and his company are legit.
ASG is proud to team with Metal Blade Records to produce an extremely limited run of exclusive new axes commemorating 32 years (and counting) of the label that changed it all, and this guitar is something special indeed. Built on the new Recoil platform, its honed to perfection in every detail. Features include a deep mahogany body, bound top, bound, set-in mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, hot ASG Arsenal pick-ups, chrome ASG headstock emblem and trapezoidal, mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays and 24 expertly-finished frets. All this makes an amazing canvas for one of the most renowned symbols in Metaldom: the Metal Blade skull and crossed blades logo in sinister black on a snow white background, signed by Brian Slagel, sealed with our exclusive chemical bonding process right here by our fine craftsmen in Fullerton and delivered in early 2015. Like any ASG, custom upgrades like EMG pickups or coated DR strings are also available. Extras include a SKB Hardshell Case, ASG t-shirt and guitar strap, a Metal Blade tote, a Metal Blade sampler CD. Did we mention we’re only producing 25? Take note.
Visit this URL on December 6th at 9am PST to claim one: http://artistseriesguitar.com/products/metal-blade