Thursday, August 23, 2012
Xander Demos signature guitar released
MTS Management Group and Rock 'N' Growl Records' metal guitar virtuoso, Xander Demos are proud to announce the completion of Xander's first signature model guitar, the McNaught XD727. The 7-string, 27-fret guitar features an altered-strat body with a double cutaway for easy access to the upper frets. The first XD727 also features a quilted top, with a Carribean Burst finish (natural to green to blue.) Production on the model began in May. Consumers will be able to order the model directly from McNaughtGuitars.com. A step-by-step photo story of the completed construction is also available at Clubmcnaught.com.
Complete specs for the XD727 are: Basswood body, black back, Quilted Maple top, custom burst, TRS-PRO7 tremolo (won't be used on production models), EMG 707 (bridge), EMG 707-TW (neck), 27 frets, Stainless Steel 6100 fret size, Luminlay side marker dots, MOP and Malachite block inlays, Ebony fingerboard with flame maple binding, reverse headstock, three-way pickup selector, master volume and EMG SPC control.
Xander Demos posted this statement on his Facebook page: "This is another moment I have been waiting the better part of my life for: the completion of my own signature model guitar. This is brought to you by the uber-talented David Thomas McNaught of McNaught Guitars. Words can't express my gratitude...."
Dave McNaught, owner of McNaught Guitars has been quoted as saying: "My top 3 guitar players: Randy Rhoads, Paul Gilbert, and Xander Demos,...in no particular order."
Xander Demos is a solo metal guitarist and member of the east coast chapter of Sabbath Judas Sabbath. His debut solo CD, "Guitarcadia" was mixed by Cj Snare of the band Firehouse, and it is being re-released digitally by Rock 'N' Growl Records on August 24, 2012. For more information, visit www.Xanderdemos.com.
David Thomas McNaught Guitars is a one-man shop located in Locust, North Carolina. All designs, woodworking, inlays, and paint work are done in-house by David McNaught. Other artists playing McNaught Guitars include John 5 (Rob Zombie,) John Schaffer (Iced Earth,) Neal Schon (Journey,) and Tony Rombola (Godsmack,) who also has just received a signature guitar from McNaught.