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. Thin Lizzy-Jail Break

  2. You Suffer – Napalm Death

  3. Zwan— Jesus, I/Mary Star of the Sea (no ironies)

  4. The Metal – Tenacious D

    Always a blast.

  5. I liked these contests better when i didn’t need to get a facebook account to enter.

    • Not that I ever won any of the original Gum Drops anyhow. Now it is only a confirmation of what I knew in my heart: online contests ain’t for you, son.

  6. Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock

  7. Thrice- Firebreather

  8. La Grange, ZZtop. Yep!

  9. “Heart Attack American” by The Bronx.

    …no Stairway To Heaven.

  10. White Zombie-Thunder Kiss 65

  11. “Alive” – Pearl Jam

  12. Yellow Ledbetter – Pearl Jam

  13. Army of Bono – clutch

  14. Master of Puppets – Metallica

  15. Krallice-Wretched Wisdom

  16. Master of Puppets – Metallica

  17. Krallice-Wretched Wisdom

  18. ” Won’t get fooled again”, of course, Townsend windmill style…

  19. “Stone In Love” – Journey

  20. Anything by the Arctic Monkeys!

  21. Cowboys from Hell – Pantera

  22. Superchunk “Cast Iron”

  23. Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin

  24. Tie: “Sun God” by Squirrel Bait and “Transmission” by Joy Division

  25. Boston – “Foreplay/Long Time”

  26. back in black, baby!!!

  27. Pink Floyd – The Wall

  28. Love Removal Machine – The Cult

  29. Highway Star by Deep Purple!

  30. Slight Stoopid – Closer to the Sun. Great air jams. I’m looking forward to playing some rasta reggae on this axe haha.

    p.s. Actually Soma – The Strokes is better for air jamming. I love the guitar during the chorus. But whaterrr

  31. Tired of sex – Weezer. Real chill

  32. Over the Hills and Far Away, Zeppelin. Tell me those 4 chords when the electric guitar kicks in don’t sound like the F’N world ending the first time you hear it, and I’ll tell you you’re crazy.

  33. Alcatrazz – Too Young to Die, Too Drunk to Live

  34. Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin!

  35. Guns N Roses – Paradise City. Especially the breakdown at the end.

  36. Reptilia by The Strokes. Beyond nasty

  37. Decapitated – “Spheres of Madness”

  38. Tender surrender – Steve Vai… at least try to look like him on the video it’s so rockin’!!!

  39. “Sympathy for the Devil” – Rolling Stones

  40. Melvins – Electric Flower

  41. Tres Hombres by ZZ Top, especially La Grange.

  42. Rush – discography

  43. Ulver – Hymn I: Of Wolf and Fear

  44. Ryan Adams – The Sadness

  45. Led Zeppelin – Black Dog

  46. The Beatles – Yer Blues

  47. Paranoid Android — Radiohead

  48. Eddie Van Halen—Eruption

  49. jimi hendrix – all along the watchtower

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