Please allow us to introduce the Stone Wolfpack:
Name: Laird Logan, the Scot (aka Justin Pryce)
About the artist: Laird Logan Gunn is the rhythm guitar clansman and front man for Hærken, purveyors of ye olde death metal with distinct mediæval themes and an even more distinct image that centres around the Ash tree (a popular symbol in mediæval literature).
About the guitar: The Æsc 7 is a one-of-a-kind heavy metal guitar based on the explorer shape. The build features a British Ash body by very specific request, Wenge middle section with & British Spalted Ash top. The neck is Maple and Sapele with Spalted Ash faceplate. The observant among you may also notice the aesc symbol from the bands logo on the neck, and a truss rod cover to match the design of Justins impressive tattoos. The hardware is a passive Bare Knuckle pickup with an Evertune bridge.
“For so long I have yearned to play a guitar that sounds how it ought, looks how I crave and behaves how I expect. This is the beautiful result of six months of his commitment to, and passion for, the creation of something special from several planks of wood. The craftsmanship and love for an art are clear here in equal measure.
Not only is his talent unquestionable, at no point during the process was he unable or unwilling to accommodate any of my requirements. Even my unusual whims and seemingly impossible requests didn’t cause him to reckon me as an awkward customer. Indeed, notwithstanding the short time we’ve been acquainted, I feel like we’ve known each other for several years and I already consider him one of my oldest and best friends.”
Name: Shaun Riptown
About the artist: Shaun Riptown is one of the very talented guitarists from the technical metal band, Autonomist. Shaun fell in love with our first Catalyst 7 build and immediately snapped it up, along with an endorsement from us. Autonomist are a Californian based band that produce complex and multi-layered music. We absolutely love their sound and style and are very proud to have them playing our guitars!
About the guitar: Shaun is the proud owner of our first ever Catalyst model. A precision 7-string guitar featuring Black Poisonwood set into clear resin, with Schaller hardware & Bare Knuckle pickups. See the full spec on our Models page.
“When I first saw the builds the “Stone Wolf Guitars” team were making, in the U.K, my jaw dropped to the floor. I knew I had to have one in my arsenal. I got a hold of Mike and Martin to get the details Immediately. The day the Catalyst 7 arrived I was in complete awe. It had everything in a guitar I could ask for from a high class flight case to all the best hardware and pickups you can get. Its an incredible feeling to own a guitar this unique, that you just can’t go buy in any other store. The clarity of the tones I’m now getting are unreal. I can switch from a beautiful “single coil clean” to a nice tight painkiller crunch. Mike and Martin are truly masters of their craft. They made me feel incredibly welcomed into the family and team. I’m already saving for my next model!”
Name: Dan Weir
Act: Hell’s Addiction
About the artist: Dan Weir is an incredibly accomplished guitarist, having played in multiple bands over the last few decades. His current band is Hell’s Addiction:
“Hells Addiction are a balls out, no nonsense hard rock band, tearing up the biggest stages from the Download festival to Hair Metal heaven. Described as the bastard child of a three way between Skid Row, guns n roses and ac/dc, Dan Weir’s guitar playing with its George Lynch, John Sykes and John Norum influences add flash and fire to the sound.”
About the guitar: The Buckeye Nova was the first iteration of our Nova shape. It was released to great feedback and Dan completely fell in love with it. With a pair of Bare Knuckle Pickups® Aftermaths, it give Dan all the punch and power he needs. It gives us great pride to see Dan on stage, shredding the life out of it!
“To stand behind a Stone Wolf guitar is pure perfection, from the minute I played my Nova model it was part of me, the wand chooses the wizard.”
Name: Wieland Matzig
About the artist: Wieland is one of the guitarists in the Melodic Death-Metal band, Deltheria. He provides crushing riffs and complex melodies to the band’s dark and sweeping sounds.
About the guitar: The guitar we built for him, named Thunor, was all to his personal specifications. Including it’s exaggerated superstrat design and the Deltheria logo in between the pickups.
Name: Stephen Mussett
Act: Out Of Context
About the artist: Stephen is the rhythm guitarist in “Out of Context”. They are a 5 piece hard rock band based in Croydon, UK. Combining heavy metal riffs with funky baselines and melodic vocals to create a unique and engaging sound.
About the guitar: Stephen was a fan of our Inferno V2 design however wanted a more metal orientated version. We worked with him to create his own custom design and built the “Lycan” to his personal specification brief. The Lycan was designed as metal focused guitar from the ground up, that has one job and does it very well.