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.
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.