ESP Alexi Laiho Signature Guitar

Guitar World ranked him one of the 50 fastest guitarist in the world. Metalhammer voted him the best guitarist in the world. Kirk Hammett’s referred to Alexi Laiho (“that kid Alexi!”) as one of the “best guitarists ever.” You won’t be able pick up the skills of the Children Of Bodom front/axeman by using one of his ESP guitars, no, but it makes for a nice prize: One winner takes home a limited-edition ESP Alexi 600 Scythe Signature Guitar, one of six models Laiho himself plays. The details:

• Neck-Thru Body Construction
• 25.5” Scale
• Alder Body
• Maple Neck
• Ebony Fingerboard
• 42mm Locking Locking Nut
• Thin U Neck Contour
• 24 XJ Frets
• Black Nickel Hardware
• Grover Tuners
• Floyd Rose 1000 Series Bridge
• EMG HZ F-H2 p.u.
• Finish: WH w/ BLK Pinstripe & “COBHC” On Back

You’ll find more information on the guitar at ESP.

Children Of Bodom’s seventh album Relentless Reckless Forever is out 3/8. The winner gets a copy of that, too.

Children Of Bodom - Relentless Rickless Forever

To be eligible to win, all you have to do is be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook, and comment on this post with your favorite air guitar song after logging-in via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). We’ll pick a winner from the comments posted here, at random. Deadline to enter is 3/1 at 5:30PM EST. Have your comment logged by then, and you’re in.

UPDATE: We have a winner. Dragonforce “Valley Of The Damned” fan Sam Goodwin.

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Comments (814)
  1. cheap trick, “i want you to want me” — because two heads are better than one.

  2. Dragonforce – “My Spirit Will Go On”

  3. “Volcano Girls,” by Veruca Salt

  4. “Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love” by Van Halen is a great air guitar song.

  5. Walk all over you by AC/DC… because, AC/DC.

  6. Rush 2112 Medley. or anything else.

  7. AC/DC Back in Black

  8. The live version of “Youngstown” by Bruce Springsteen.

  9. Boston “More Than a Feeling”

  10. “Ocean Size” Jane’s Addiction

  11. “Strangle Hold” – Ted Nugent

    (cockiest guitar solo ever, at 2:36 and on its like he pretty much kicked every band member off stage and went for it)

  12. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven

  13. disco in moscow – the vibrators

  14. The Strokes-The Modern Age

    That guitar solo is just pure sex!

  15. “Caroline No”

    • So now I’ve gotta log in when I’m at a conference supposed to be learning about how to bettah myself professionally just to upvote one in a million win-this-facebook comments?

      Think before you post nextime, Mans!

      And for the record, I like to air guitar Salt Peanuts.

  16. Cliffs of Dover – Eric Johnson

  17. have to go with Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven

  18. So’s we’re not over-representing a single decade, I’ll put down “Ball and Biscuit” by the White Stripes.

  19. Gimme All Your Lovin’ by ZZ Top is quite possible the greatest air guitar song in the history of music.

    It is rumored to have been originally recorded using an actual air guitar. This can neither be confirmed or denied as the original guitar has been missing for some time but there has been literally millions of air guitars furnished and used for just this song alone. Fact.

  20. Everybody wants some – Van Halen

  21. Grateful Dead – “China Cat Sunflower”

    RIP Jerry

  22. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven

  23. Rush – “Tom Sawyer” … SLAPPAH DA BAAASSS!

  24. “Selfish Love” by Miyavi

  25. Personality Crisis – New York Dolls

  26. This was like back in high school, but Children of Bodom’s “Sixpounder”.

  27. beat it / michael jackson

  28. Though it may be a little cliché (or a lot), I’m going with the classic Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  29. Weezer-hash pipe

  30. Cliched, I know, but Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

  31. psshh. needled 24/7 by COB!

  32. Television – Marquee Moon

  33. Hell’s Bells — Ac/Dc

  34. “Rearview Mirror” by Pearl Jam

  35. Girls – “Lust for Life”

  36. Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

  37. ” Riot Radio ” – The Dead 60′s ….
    Crowned FIRE, at the end of the fingers… Yaow ow ow aow !

  38. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine

  39. I second Television’s Marquee Moon

  40. Neil Young’s “Like a Hurricane”

  41. Hot For Teacher – Van Halen

  42. the strokes- vision of division

  43. Running With the Devil – Van Halen!

  44. Extreme – Play With Me

  45. Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty

  46. I’m not sure why, but the guitar riffs in the middle of The Strokes’ “Reptilia” really make me happy. I find it almost impossible to NOT bust out the air guitar when I hear that song.

  47. Harry Nilsson-Coconut

  48. Between the Buried and Me Obfuscation

  49. The Hold Steady – Stuck Between Stations

  50. welcome to the jungle – guns n’ roses

    my everyday highlight while working a while ago at a local cinema.

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