ALEX SKOLNICK Has Some Nice Words About The MACHINE GUN KELLY Guitar

Schecter recently unveiled their Machine Gun Kelly razor guitar and the Internet’s reaction was almost instantly negative. Kelly himself got annoyed about the jokes, but of course the real test comes down to if the guitar is actually comfortable and playable.


According to Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick in an interview with Reverb, it’s not bad! I mean, Skolnick isn’t giving it a full-fledged endorsement either, but he certainly doesn’t seem to hate it.

“I went into this with no preconceived ideas,” said Skolnick. “I know there’s been some online drama about it and the reaction to it. But yeah, it plays well. I was surprised how fluent it feels, I thought it would be a little more of a struggle than it is. It happens to be strong with very thick strings, which I’m used to, but they feel extra thick. I don’t know if that’s the gauge or the guitar, but it’s easier to play than you would expect.”

“You get a lot of flow, and it’s easy to move from one spot to another. The neck is very smooth. It’s not wood, I’m not sure what this is. I don’t know if it’s graphite or some type of metal. It’s interesting, and I think it sounds good. You have to get used to the shape. I’ve never been a fan of odd shapes. I don’t even own a Flying V. But, you know, I gotta hand it to him for doing something different.”

Jokingly asked if he had any concerns about cutting his finger on the thing, Skolnick replies: “Yeah, it looks like it’s really sharp. It’s an illusion. Meanwhile, there’s other guitars, named brands, I won’t name any names, that are really sharp at the top, like, dangerous.”

You can get the Machine Gun Kelly razor guitar here $1,499.99. You can also check out Skolnick’s LTD and ESP models here, which are way less box shaped.

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