Finally, the Official Metalocalypse Guitar


?From the press release:

Available beginning next month at Gibson Guitar dealers throughout the U.S., the Dethklok “Thunderhorse” Explorer is a top-flight metal guitar patterned after the animated band’s lead guitarist, Skwisgaar Skwigelf’s weapon of choice.  It features a gloss Silverburst finish with cream top and fingerboard binding. It is equipped with Burstbucker 1 and Burstbucker 2 pickups and is decked out with chrome hardware.  The limited-edition guitar will be available for a suggested retail price of $2699.

It was designed by Metalocalypse (and Home Movies) creator and voice actors Brendon Small, who’s pretty excited at the achievement.

“Though our show is a crazy comedy, we managed to target a very large guitar playing audience.  I think that’s because despite all the joking I do on the show, I take the guitar playing and the way the guitar is presented on the show quite seriously! It may be the only thing I take seriously! … Anyway, it’s great to see the fans responding to the guitar and the music through buying CD and guitar tab books! But I have to say I never knew I’d be lucky enough to design a Gibson Explorer!! This Silverburst is amazing. It sounds beautiful and I’ve been putting it through the tests on my solo record and it sounds absolutely beautiful! I am officially the luckiest man alive!”

I’m no musician, but that’s one good-looking guitar, and Brendon Small seems like an awesome, funny guy, so good for him. I imagine it would be like me getting to design a new He-Man character or something. Although I imagine it helped that Small doesn’t write a blog where he badmouths Gibson’s online store once a week.